When you have a personal injury, you may need treatment, rehabilitation and support quickly. As part of your claim, the costs of treatment, care, or home adaptations/aids can be covered. We will, where possible secure an interim payment to help you access the services that you need.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, rehabilitation can take form as either direct and early treatment or can include an ‘immediate needs assessment’ followed by appropriate case management and occupational therapy. These will be provided by a qualified rehabilitation professional such as a physiotherapist.
We have relationships with a variety of rehabilitation support providers for those who have been involved in a personal injury claim.
Triage – A carefully selected healthcare professional will carry out an initial triage. This will usually be a telephone appointment. Then, depending on the severity of the injury, appropriate treatment will be arranged.
Treatment – Once the right provider has been identified we will ensure that funding is put in place to get treatment started promptly. The first appointment will be an assessment to decide how many sessions are needed and what the frequency should be. Acute pain is usually successfully relieved within the first few weeks or months after the accident.
If the injuries you’ve sustained are severe, then it may be the case that you need a healthcare practitioner to visit you at home.
Immediate needs assessment – An immediate needs assessment report outlines the injured person’s ability to function and what treatment should be administered, along with what home aids or adaptations may be needed. The report will give a breakdown of costs for aids and treatment. When we receive this report, we seek to agree funding from the defendant insurer so that these can be put in place quickly.
Case management – Complex injuries and catastrophic cases require specialist knowledge and expertise. It may be suggested within the immediate needs assessment report, that on-going case management should be provided. Case management will include establishing care and support services – whether that be for a few hours a day or full 24 hour a daycare. The case manager will seek to liaise with the injured persons NHS medics and GP, or will source funding for treatment to be carried out on a private basis, or a combination of the two.
There are also a number of voluntary organisations and schemes that can give you support if you have been injured, or your partner, friend or relative had been injured or killed.
- Centre of Corporate Accountability and the Work-related Death Advice Service – This is a free and independent advice service for families and friends bereaved as a result of a work-related death.
- Roadpeace – Provide emotional and practical support to anyone bereaved or injured in a road crash. They also promote public awareness of road dangers, and campaigns for justice for victims.
- Child Brain Injury Trust – The Child Brain Injury Trust provides advice and support for anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury, their families and carers. It provides a national helpline.
- Disabled Living Foundation – The Disabled Living Foundation gives advice and information about equipment available for people with disabilities.
- Headway – Headway supports people with brain injuries and their carers.
- Mind – MIND promotes the interests of people suffering from mental illness or distress and provides advice and advocacy services.
To speak to us about the support and rehabilitation offered, call us on 0114 267 8780 to arrange a free, face to face visit with one of our qualified solicitors, alternatively, simply fill in our claims form and someone will get back to you.