Compensation Guide

Household adaptations

Rehabilitation not only assesses your needs from a treatment perspective, it will also consider and assess your requirements for adaptations to your home, workplace and vehicle. In some serious injury cases and depending on the injuries you sustained, you may need to move home if your property is unsuitable for your future needs.

The doors in your current home may not be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair or there could be problems with access to a bathroom on the ground floor, or if there are steps to get into the front door it may be problematic trying to access the door without a wheelchair ramp.

Home adaptations can mostly overcome these challenges, however if it becomes necessary to move, we will work to secure the cost of this move as part of your claim for compensation.

Adaptations may also be required in other areas of your life such as your work or your car or motorcycle as a result of the injuries you sustained. Where this is necessary, the rehabilitation providers can assess your needs and requirements and we can claim for these adaptations to your work or vehicle in your serious injury claim.

With the NHS under so much pressure to reduce costs, NHS waiting lists can be lengthy with waits in some cases of up to 12 weeks for treatment. In the case of any serious injury, the time period after the accident/incident is critical and quick treatment will hopefully ensure a speedy recovery and a better outcome.

In many serious injury compensation claims where injuries involve loss of limb or amputation, rehabilitation allows you to access the best prosthetic limbs, which would be custom made for you. In addition, you could work with the experts in this field to ensure the fastest recovery time, getting the physiotherapy you need to help with adapting to a prosthetic limb in a timely manner, but they will also understand the frustrations and setbacks that you may face. Their expertise will help you to overcome these setback where possible, and start to put your life back together.

When it comes to going back to work, your injuries may mean that no amount of rehabilitation will allow you to get back to your old job. If this happens, your rehabilitation provider can provide a report on your physical abilities post-accident to help you and your employer decide if you can continue on in a different role. In most cases you will be compensated for this loss in your serious injury claim.

As with any personal injury or medical negligence claim, it is vital to ensure that we have the full picture of your injuries and a complete understanding of the impact on your life, your family home and work life before settling the claim. By agreeing rehabilitation with the other sides insurance company, they will pay the fees direct meaning that you can wait until the outcome of your injuries is known before settlement of your claim without this being detrimental to your recovery.

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