Rehabilitation Of Spinal And Head Injuries: Claim the cost of rehabilitation as part of your compensation following a UK accident
Rehabilitation Of Spinal And Head Injuries: The cost of rehabilitation for an injury to your head or spine, especially if paid for privately, can be immense. If you need this treatment as a result of a UK accident – you are likely to be entitled to claim the expense as part of your compensation in addition to a payment for damages for the pain and suffering of the injury itself.
This article explains which accidents can cause the need for rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries, how you know what rehabilitation will be necessary, why it is likely to cost a lot of money and how to claim the expense from the person responsible for your accident.
What types of accidents can cause acquired head and spinal injuries?
There are a number of different types of accident which can cause acquired head or spinal injuries (sometimes referred to as an acquired brain injury or ABI) – I have written an article describing each although both of these types of injuries often occur together in the same accident such as in a motorcycle rta:
Click spinal injury claims to see the page I have written describing accidents which can cause acquired spinal injuries and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
Click acquired brain injury compensation to see the page I have written describing accidents which can cause acquired head injuries and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
What is rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries?
Rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries describes the process and treatment necessary for you to recover from these injuries and where recovery is not possible to limit the effects on your life of these injuries so far as is possible.
When will rehabilitation be necessary following an accident?
An injury to the spine or the head can cause very significant effects to your life as can any serious injury. Until you have suffered such an injury it is very difficult to explain – there are not only the physical symptoms to contend with, but also the psychological damage that can be caused.
I have known small injuries, especially to children, to shatter confidence and lead to life changing consequences if not properly treated. The worse the injury you suffer the more far reaching the consequences are likely to be. Injuries can not only be severe, but some injuries can cause long lasting or even permanent symptoms. Spinal and head injuries can be very debilitating as they affect two very important parts of the body.
Symptoms which are long lasting are known as “chronic” symptoms.
In my opinion rehabilitation for these types of serious injury is essential to allow the victim to recover as effectively as possible and lead a normal life.
How do you know what types of rehabilitation of spinal or head injuries you will need?
You really have no way of knowing the treatment and support you need as part of your rehabilitation – neither does your personal injury solicitor.
To find out your needs, you lawyer should instruct a rehabilitation expert to complete a report – this report will be based on an assessment of your injuries and further treatment, an examination of your current accommodation, a description of the care support you have and will need and an assessment of future treatment.
Is rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries expensive?
“Yes” – the cost of rehabilitation can be enormous depending the severity of your injuries. It is of course hoped that your injuries will be short lived, but when injuries are disabling the costs of rehabilitation can run into hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of pounds.
I have known clients to have their whole house converted to cater for their impaired mobility and even on occasion to need a bigger more suitable property to allow them to live comfortably. Sometimes home care, medical equipment and counseling for the rest of victims lives is also necessary.
When can rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries be claimed in compensation?
Your accident lawyer will explain when you are entitled to claim the costs of rehabilitation as part of your compensation – generally speaking such reports are only obtained when the spinal and head injuries are severe.
Summary Of Rehabilitation Of Spinal And Head Injuries Article
I hope I have helped you see the importance of rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries following a serious accident and why this large expense can be claimed as part of your compensation.
I recommend you click rehabilitation of head and spinal injuries claims solicitor to find out how to choose a specialist lawyer with the requisite expertise to help you claim the cost of rehabilitation of spinal and head injuries.