If you have sustained physical injuries as a result of a crime, it is important that you seek medical care, in order to have your injuries treated and documented.
A documentation of your injuries may be required if you are going to apply for compensation from your insurance company. In case you have been subjected to a violent crime, damaged clothes may be used as evidence.
Forensic Medical Report
If you have reported the crime, the police might require a forensic medical report. This report describes your injuries and may be significant during a criminal investigation. The report is also used as evidence at a court hearing. The report is compiled by a medical examiner or a doctor with special training in writing forensic medical reports.