If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious or catastrophic injury, rehabilitation and retraining will undoubtedly form part of the recovery process.
The point of rehabilitation and retraining is to aid recovery and to help you return to some kind of normality as quickly as possible.
Specialist rehabilitation and retraining will focus on your specific needs, such as improving mobility, improving the use of a prosthetic limb, psychological assistance, improving memory or sight, or introducing the use of memory or sight aids.
Our serious injury solicitors work alongside health care professionals and rehabilitation and retraining experts, meaning that, where appropriate, you or your loved one will receive the best and most suitable rehabilitation and retraining.
Private rehabilitation and retraining
It is unusual for a person who has suffered a serious injury to be able to meet the cost of expensive private rehabilitation or retraining treatment from their own pocket.
While the NHS offers a brilliant range of services and rehabilitative therapies for people looking to make the best possible recovery from their injuries, the reality is that the NHS cannot always provide the most effective and most innovative retraining and rehabilitation. Furthermore, what is available on the NHS in one part of the country may not be available in another.
Thompsons solicitors are on hand to make sure that you do not suffer unfairly as a result of the “postcode” lottery of the NHS and that you have access to the fullest possible recovery even if the NHS is currently not equipped to be part of the solution.
Our solicitors specialise in the provision of rehabilitation and make it a priority to ensure that you have access to every rehabilitation and retraining opportunity regardless of whether this is on the NHS or via a private provider.
Furthermore, our serious injury solicitors will do all they can to assist with the cost of obtaining rehabilitation therapies or retraining by applying for an interim payment or insurance payments to cover the costs.
Claim compensation for rehabilitation
Section 4 of the Personal Injury Pre Action Protocol includes a best practice guide entitled the Rehabilitation Code. This can be used to ensure that insurers fully consider all your rehabilitative needs when making a claim.
To find out more, give us a call today on 0800 0891331 and talk things through with one of our serious injury lawyers.