Rehabilitation in personal injury and medical negligence brain injury claims
Rehabilitation is our priority
Our focus in the Adult Brain Injury team is prioritising rehabilitation in personal injury or medical negligence claims. We understand that seeking legal help for claims for a severe brain injury can be overwhelming, as it means that something has gone wrong, usually with catastrophic consequences. Unlike other legal matters like conveyancing or divorce, personal injury and medical negligence claims are unfamiliar territory for most people. Our goal is to make the legal process easy for you and your family and provide you with specialist advice together with practical support to improve your circumstances so that you can focus on your well-being.
Our Adult Brain Injury team of solicitors specialise in brain injury cases. This specialisation allows our team to have extensive knowledge of and access to experts as well as contacts who can provide the specific help you and your family need from the beginning. Our priority is to identify a suitable rehabilitation package, as quickly as possible while also progressing the legal aspects of the case.
A comprehensive rehabilitation package can have a significant impact on your recovery journey, especially when dealing with the effects of a brain injury. It is crucial to assess your specific needs and rehabilitation opportunities as early as possible to give you the best chance of making significant improvements.
Immediate Needs Assessment
One of the first steps we take is conducting an Immediate Needs Assessment.
This assessment is carried out by an independent expert with a background in nursing or occupational therapy. The assessment report provides a comprehensive review of your struggles, your needs and the likely costs associated with addressing those needs, helping us to guide you and your family, to guide you through the legal process. The assessment report covers all aspects of your life, including medical treatment, therapy, home adaptations, care and support, equipment, vocational support, and financial assistance. We value what matters to you and use these reports strategically to update the Defendant about the extent of the injury and loss caused, and to request interim payments to help fund your needs.
Interim Payments of Damages
While personal injury or medical negligence claims can take time to settle, you do not have to wait until the end of a case to access funds that can help you with your ongoing rehabilitation needs or loss of earnings.
Our brain injury lawyers are proactive in requesting, negotiating, and securing interim payments of damages from the Defendant. These payments provide immense relief if you and your family are struggling with the costs of the injuries. Interim payments can be used, while the claim is progressing, to meet various needs, including accommodation costs, care, case management and therapy. We work closely with you and your family to advise you on how best to use these funds.
We believe that a personal injury or medical negligence claim requires a collaborative team approach, with you at the centre. As brain injury solicitors, we recognise that we are just one part of this team. We work with other top professionals in this field, such as medical experts (including neurologists, neuropsychologist, neuropsychiatrists), therapy specialists (including speech and language consultants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists), independent financial advisors, accommodation consultants and case managers, translators and interpreters. Our goal is to build a network around you, to support you in your recovery while you focus on your well-being. We work closely with you and your families, to understand your unique priorities and provide the best tailored support possible.
How We Can Help
Our role as brain injury solicitors is to advise, guide and support you in reaching your full potential. This includes a strong focus on rehabilitation while also progressing the legal claim. During the challenging times of navigating a catastrophic injury, a rehabilitation package becomes a lifeline for you and your family, providing reassurance that your needs as a brain injury survivor are being assessed and met.
If you need assistance with a personal injury or medical negligence claim, we are here to help. Our team of dedicated solicitors will prioritise your rehabilitation needs and guide you through the legal process.