It is over 30 years since I started undertaking personal injury work and 20 since I first wrote a paper about this area in the Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine, now Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. Looking at the current situation: What is the same? What has changed? What is the future for Personal Injury Photography?
This paper will address the similarities and differences between clinical, forensic and personal injury photography including the principles behind the use of photography in litigation. It will also look at the state of casework in the UK and suggest possible ways forward to maximize the value to clinical photography departments in the view of the current legislation and marketplace for personal injury work.