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The best recovery possible

Rehabilitative therapies and treatments following a serious or catastrophic injury can make the difference between a merely reasonable recovery and one that is as complete as possible. Unfortunately, for all its many obvious qualities, NHS Scotland is not always equipped to provide seriously injured patients with the level of holistic rehabilitative and therapy treatments they need to achieve this.

However, by making a catastrophic injury claim, an individual who has suffered serious injury in a third-party liability accident may be able to secure sums specifically for private rehabilitative treatments that they are unable to access on the NHS.

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The sooner an injured party begins the catastrophic injury claim process the sooner they may be able to secure compensation in order to access rehabilitation at the earliest post-accident stage as possible. Time is of the essence; in many cases the sooner rehabilitation treatments are begun, the greater the impact and the greater the potential long-term benefit in terms of the affected individual's level of independence and life quality.

The serious injury claims team at Thompsons have helped clients with some of the most catastrophic injuries and can provide access to support and rehabilitation services for the following:

Rehabilitation following loss of sight

If you have sustained an eye injury in a workplace, road traffic, or other kind of accident, resulting in either full or partial loss of sight, rehabilitation will be crucial to help you adjust and gain independence.

Eye injury rehabilitation can take a neurological approach, particularly in cases of vision loss caused by brain injury. Furthermore, in some cases, progressive visual loss may be arrested by carrying out neurological interventions.

Eye injury patients may also benefit from mobility training to enhance independence as well as home skills training in order to help them adapt to their post-accident vision impairment.

Burn injury rehabilitation

Treatment and rehabilitation following burn injury focuses on the prevention and reduction of scarring, the easing of pain and the realisation of as much mobility as possible.

Burn injury therapies are proven to greatly enhance functional outcomes for patients as well as to improve respiratory function in those who have sustained inhalational burn injury.

Rehabilitation can involve occupational therapy, physiotherapy, specialist burns management and the development of personalised equipment, including specially tailored garments that allow the patient to pursue a rehabilitative programme with the minimum level of pain possible.

Inevitably, scar management often consumes a large part of the rehabilitative programme. Techniques employed in this regard include:

  • Doppler Ultrasound assessment
  • Massage
  • Silicone gel sheet application
  • Elastomer moulds application
  • Hydrocolloid application

It is important to note that there is no distinction between the "acute period" and the "rehabilitation period". Instead, rehabilitation should begin from day one whenever possible, it is therefore crucial that any burn injury claim is actioned quickly to enable interim sums for treatment and therapy to be sought as soon as practically possible.

Rehabilitation after internal injury

Some serious incidents may cause internal injury to a patient, including crush injuries internal bleeding and organ failure. Ultimately, the initial treatment and care of an injury patient will largely determine the quality of life expected, but certain internal injuries may mean the patient has to live with life-altering changes such as loss of a spleen, kidney failure or organ damage.

Long-term treatment and rehabilitation may be required to help the injury patient, and/or their immediate carers, to learn how to manage the symptoms of internal injury and to offer the injured patient the best quality of life possible.

Psychological injury rehabilitation

Catastrophic physical injuries also, inevitably, have profound psychological consequences. It is the job of the personal injury solicitor to ensure that such psychological trauma is not overlooked and is properly accounted for in any compensation settlement.

Thompsons catastrophic injury claims solicitors in Scotland can help you ensure that you receive full settlement to meet the cost of psychological injury rehabilitation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia and any associated phobias.

Catastrophic Injury Compensation Solicitors in Scotland

Thompsons' team of catastrophic injury solicitors works to ensure that claimants receive settlement for all their rehabilitative needs. This includes, whenever appropriate, occupational therapy, neurological therapy, functional assessment, specialist equipment and more.

We also strive to ensure that claimants are able to secure interim payment so that they can meet their most immediate and pressing needs.

Contact us today for more information about how we can help you claim compensation in Scotland.

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