Freeclaim Solicitors support the Rehabilitation Code
The rehabilitation code’s aim is to encourage solicitors and defendants to agree on rehabilitation for an accident victim at the earliest possible stage to ensure they can get the help and support they need.
Before the rehabilitation code was introduced clients with serious injuries would have to sometimes wait several years before receiving any payments from the defendants.
The current Rehabilitation Code was introduced in 2007. The code’s aim is to encourage solicitors and defendants to agree on rehabilitation for an accident victim (the claimant) at the earliest possible stage. The purpose is to ensure that anyone who has sustained personal injury can get the help and support they need to get their life back on track as quickly as possible. This rehabilitation can include physical, psychological and medical support.
The code recommends that solicitors and their clients quickly look at the possible rehabilitation that is needed, and make the defendants aware of what treatment is believed to be most beneficial. This is achieved by a professional assessing the client’s injuries and deciding what the best plan of action is. The aim is to facilitate the accident victim in getting their life back to normal, as far as is physically possible. The early agreement between the solicitor, claimant and defendant in this process and assessment means that interim payments can be set up, so the claimant can receive payment for any immediate treatment they may need.
Before the rehabilitation code was introduced clients with serious injuries would have to sometimes wait several years before receiving any payments from the defendants. This would often slow down any rehabilitation they may need due to financial needs, therefore having a negative effect on their recovery time.
After the initial assessment, a case manager can be put into place to further explore the correct methods of rehabilitation that could be needed, and any other life changes that could be implemented to help the client adapt to their injuries.
Freeclaim Solicitors believe that following the rehabilitation code is extremely valuable to a client. Although the code is not compulsory, it provides for better co-operation to ensure there is an early assessment of a claimant’s rehabilitation following an accident or injury.
They work with a wide range of case managers and medical professionals, to ensure that their clients get the best treatment available to them, as quickly as possible. They fully support their clients with all aspects of rehabilitation, including securing interim payments. This means there’s less financial stress to the client in paying for this rehabilitation, whilst they fully explore the claim to get the compensation they deserve.
To find out how Freeclaim Solicitors can help you with rehabilitation after a serious accident, visit their website at http://www.freeclaim.co.uk or call 0800 612 7340.
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