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Getting Rehabilitation After A Brain Accident

04 May 2021

There are lots of different types of rehabilitation that you can invest in for your wellbeing after you have suffered a brain injury. These rehabilitation types may include: 

  • Neuropsychology. 
  • Physiotherapy. 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Neuropsychiatry. 
  • Residential assistance – either having in-house care or living in a care facility.

Personal injury solicitors can help to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve and provide access to therapy and rehabilitation as early as possible after a traumatic brain injury. Compensation is important in helping you maintain some quality of life after a serious accident and it can help to ensure that any future additional costs attributable to the accident can be met.

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Injury Medical Assessments

Part of the process for assessing your brain injury, to assist in determining the amount of compensation that you need, is getting a medical professional to examine your injuries and determine how serious they are. The medical professional will give their informed opinion about how your brain injury will impact your ability to function and your quality of life going forward. The medical professional may recommend other experts to also give their informed opinions about other injuries you may have sustained in the accident.

In brain injury cases, our team understand that it is vital that you get the help that you need as soon as possible. Therefore, we will request the Defendant Insurer fund an Immediate Needs Assessment which would involve a nurse, occupational therapist or another similar type of professional who would visit the injured party to determine what support and therapy is needed.

This person can highlight any immediate needs that must be dealt with and the cost of these to be met privately. These costs can then be paid by the insurer if they accept some form of liability.  

The type and length of rehabilitation that you are provided with will depend enormously upon the specific details of your brain injury. This is because your care plan will be designed around you and your particular needs which may change as you receive therapy. If you have any further questions about compensation or getting therapy after a brain injury, you should speak to our team of experts at First Personal Injury. Our team are always happy to help and are available to answer any further questions that you might have about your specific circumstances. 

Furthermore, the charity Headway is a great resource for people who are suffering from a brain injury, or their families. Headway provides detailed information about living with a brain injury, as well as support through meet-ups and other support systems