In work accident claims it is important that our Clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries and losses but also early rehabilitation and appropriate care and treatment to maximise their recovery, and where possible to enable them to return to work.
All injured clients want to achieve the best possible outcome and sometimes the National Health Service is unable to provide any or sufficient rehabilitation. If additional treatment or rehabilitation is required we will either obtain an interim payment to fund the treatment or in some cases we will try and work with the Defendant’s Insurers through the rehabilitation code.
Serious work accident claims can create complex needs which require assessment by a number of different experts. In these cases we will appoint a case manager to implement and co-ordinate the rehabilitation programme.
Rehabilitation can include different forms of treatment including medical treatment and nursing care, therapies, psychological treatment, aids and equipment and liaising with social services and the DWP. It can also include vocational advice and assistance and even retraining.
The extent of the rehabilitation and medical care required will depend on the severity of the injury and the client’s individual circumstances. Less serious injuries may still require rehabilitative input although this should be proportionate.
Any recommendations for rehabilitation will be carefully considered with the client and their family and explored in detail before the treatment commences. At Macks we believe that we have an important role to play in being able to assist injured clients in their recovery by providing compensation for their injuries and losses and appropriate medical care and rehabilitation.