The following is intended as a brief guide to rehabilitation during your personal injury claim.
The main purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate you for your pain, suffering and financial losses following your accident, to reimburse you for the physical damage caused. However, your well-being also needs to be addressed, and making a personal injury claim with us can also help to aid your recovery as we consider rehabilitation to be an important part of every claim.
What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation, in a personal injury claim, is the means of helping the injured person to recover and to regain as much function as possible.
As a client, rehabilitation following an accident aims to restore you to your 'pre-accident condition'. This means to put you back into the position you would have been in had it not been for the defendant's negligence, that is had you not been involved in the accident at all. The compensation you receive looks to resolve the financial consequences of your accident and rehabilitation aims to do the same for the physical consequences.
The Pre-Action Protocol and 2007 Rehabilitation Code
All personal injury claims are guided by the Pre-Action Protocol which states that;
"The claimant or the defendant or both shall consider as early as possible whether the claimant has reasonable needs that could be met by rehabilitation treatment or other measures."
The Protocol thus ensures that your need for rehabilitation is addressed as a priority, and the 2007 Rehabilitation Code goes further to support this.
"The main aim of this Code…is to promote the use of rehabilitation and early intervention in the claims process so that the injured person makes the best and quickest possible medical, social and psychological recovery."
Under the Rehabilitation Code the immediate needs of the client is identified as one of the first issues that should be addressed in a personal injury claim and this is regardless of the severity of the injuries.
When you make a claim with us we always ensure that our solicitors consider whether rehabilitation or medical treatment would improve your present or long term situation, and the focus is always on your needs.
How Our Solicitors Can Help You.
If treatment such as physiotherapy is recommended or you feel it is likely to benefit you and support your recovery then they can arrange treatment for you.
Our preferred supplier will carry out an assessment of your condition and provide physiotherapy sessions based on your requirements.
The hope is that you will recover sooner and more fully following treatment.
While our solicitors aim to secure the best possible financial compensation for your injuries, they also want to help reduce your suffering, trauma and pain as a result of the accident and facilitate your return to work if you have been unable to do so.
Our solicitors will continually address your changing needs and any advice or treatment will reflect these.
Making a claim may seem like a daunting task but our expert solicitors will make your claim as straightforward as possible and will support you throughout your claim. Our solicitors will be happy to see you in your home, at work, or even in hospital in order to explain matters further and complete the paperwork for you.
Find out now if you have a claim – simply call our free phone, 24/7 helpline number 0800 731 2586, or complete the online enquiry form for totally confidential, free, no obligation expert advice.
The first step is to speak to a member of our team who will take some initial details from you and talk you through the process.
We offer a "no win, no fee" service and you will receive 100% of your compensation.