At Bridge McFarland LLP, we understand the importance of rehabilitation in personal injury claims, and we have seen first-hand how much it can assist our clients in getting their lives back on track after a serious injury. Our expert solicitors will liaise with case managers and rehabilitation teams to get the treatment our clients need.
What rehabilitation can be arranged?
It is important to understand the client’s needs and what rehabilitation they require. It is generally considered that the earlier the treatment takes place, the more effective it will be, therefore, it is imperative to choose a firm of solicitors such as Bridge McFarland LLP, that will have this at the forefront of their minds when starting your claim.
The Rehabilitation Code 2015 provides a framework within which the Claimant (being the person who has suffered the injury) and Defendant (being the person or organisation at fault) solicitors can work together to ensure the Claimant receives the necessary treatment to get them back to the same position that they would have been in if it had not been for the accident. Whilst the Code itself is voluntary, the Pre-Action Protocol provides that it should be considered in all personal injury claims.
The level of treatment can vary widely depending on the Claimant’s needs. An Initial Needs Assessment can be conducted by an independent case manager to assess what treatment the Claimant will require. It is hoped that such treatment can then be funded by the Defendant to ensure that the Claimant is able to recover as best as possible.
Case Managers will hold discussions with the Claimant as to what they would like to achieve with rehabilitation, whether this is being able to return to work, getting back to their hobbies or just being able to get back some independence.
Case Managers can then arrange the treatment independently with specialist treatment providers, or they may continue working with NHS treatment providers if the Claimant is already undergoing the appropriate treatment.
Some lower-value claims will simply require a triage report before they can commence treatment. This could range from physiotherapy to help with physical injuries to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help with psychological injuries.
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At Bridge McFarland LLP, our specialist personal injury solicitors can provide expert advice and guidance if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
To find out more about making a claim and receive the support you need, contact Bridge McFarland LLP today by calling 0800 987 8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in seeking the compensation you deserve for your accident.