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Access to Rehabilitation is often Crucial in a Personal Injury Claim

As personal injury solicitors we meet people every day whose lives have been turned upside down by injury.

Preparation of a personal injury case inevitably involves detailing the Claimant’s recovery, or their journey to adapting their lives. Access to rehabilitation is often a crucial part of the claim and the personal injury team at Lanyon Bowdler often request that the Defendant’s representative use the Rehabilitation Code to ensure treatment is put in place, or better still obtain an interim payment to put that treatment in place. The key is ensuring rehabilitation is in place as soon as possible. Personal injury claims can take time to settle, the team here recognise that rehabilitation is important much earlier than at the point of settlement. 

Lanyon Bowdler recently held an event with PACE Rehabilitation, Dr David Holland, Podiatrist and Professor Thomas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to specifically address the importance of rehabilitation in cases involving amputees. It was a very informative event and builds on our knowledge of the required treatment in different cases. As the team has contact with such specialists, it ensures we are aware of the different products available and to ensure that the most up to date treatment options are discussed with clients to achieve a better quality of life.

The success of the Paralympics team in summer 2012, and the recent success of the winter Paralympics team, shows that the right support, opportunities and determination can lead to great success.

Catastrophic injuries are devastating, but the right rehabilitation can make all the difference on the road to recovery. Accessing the right lawyer to achieve this is crucial.