Recovering after a brain injury
A brain injury will inevitably have a profound impact on both the life of the person directly affected and anybody within their close family circle. There are many challenges that everyone concerned will be faced with in order to adjust to changes in personality, capability and independent capacity that accompany a brain injury.
Thompsons' brain injury solicitors understand that although money alone cannot fix everything, it can at least help brain-injured individuals and their families ensure the best possible rehabilitation and recovery. This is why we work with rehabilitation, therapy and care professionals to help our clients access the best possible support following a brain injury. Talk to Thompsons today.
Almost all brain injuries are life-changing. In fact, even individuals with the mildest brain injuries will require some level of care and head injury rehabilitation in order to assist them along the recovery process.
Not only does rehabilitation and retraining speed and enhance recovery outcomes, it can also offer hope, confidence and the all-important first steps towards returning to some kind of normality.
However, all rehabilitation and retraining plans will vary depending on the specific injury, needs and character of the individual concerned. The brain injury solicitors at Thompsons in Scotland make the early assessment of these needs and circumstances a priority and, whenever possible, will seek to obtain an interim payment to ensure that the claimant does not suffer any unnecessary hardship or uncertainty.
This is why our brain injury solicitors have formed numerous working relationships and partnerships with leading rehabilitation, retraining and medical care experts.
Meeting Care Costs
The NHS is a world-leading state healthcare provider. However, it has limitations, particularly in relation to the scope and accessibility of its rehabilitative services for brain injury – it cannot always be relied upon to provide the most effective, most innovative and most timely help and intervention.
However, private rehabilitation and retraining services come at considerable cost, and even the tiny proportion of claimants who can meet this expense out of their own pockets are unlikely to be able to do so over the longer-term.
By helping you secure sums for private rehabilitation and retraining services, Thompsons' brain injury solicitors can help you avoid falling foul of the "postcode lottery" of the NHS or on losing out on access to the most effective and innovative solutions.
Thompsons' brain injury solicitors and lawyers have extensive experience of helping clients secure compensation to cover the costs of the following treatments, therapies and rehabilitative services:
- Occupational therapy
- Rehabilitative care coordinators and case managers
- Disability architects for any necessary home adaptations
- Support workers for claimants and their families
- Psychological, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Community rehabilitation
- Job coaching
- Occupational retraining
Family Involvement and Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Family can play a vital care and rehabilitative role following a brain injury. In fact, The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) recognises the role of family members' care and how important this can be. It states that "family members are very often a crucial asset to the patient, providing both long-term support and a major contribution to the rehabilitation process."
However, providing this support can be emotionally and financially draining. This is why it is possible to ensure compensation for the lost earnings and expenses incurred by family members as part of the care and rehabilitation process.
Talk to Thompsons - Brain Injury Solicitors
Thompsons' personal injury solicitors work to ensure that claimants have their full and complex needs met when claiming compensation for a brain injury, this includes the provision of rehabilitation, care, therapy, retraining and specialist equipment.
Whether you have been injured yourself or you are enquiring on behalf of a family member, call Thompsons today on 0800 0891 331 for information about how we may be able to help you.