Our approach and serious injury support services
Recovering from a serious, life changing injury can be extremely difficult. Early treatment can go a long way to aiding your recovery and helping you to overcome day-to-day tasks. But other support services can be just as important in helping you to get your life back on track.
We have a pioneering, proactive and supportive approach from the outset. We use the claims process to help access funding for comprehensive treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
To find out more about how CFG Law could help you and your loved ones, speak to one of our specialist solicitors today on 0800 612 8196. We can make a real difference in supporting you with bespoke treatment and rehabilitation to ensure the best possible recovery.
We recognise how important it is for an injured person and their family to have full support and help with accessing services, equipment, adaptations, recreational therapy and more. Our solicitors will not only help you with your compensation claim, they will work tirelessly to help you with the additional support you need to have the best chance of life returning to normal.
Supporting you in hospital
It is important to speak to a specialist solicitor very early on after a serious injury, to enable them to begin helping you with practical support right from the outset.
- We will meet you and your family at hospital (or specialist rehabilitation centre) to discuss how we can help and ensure you feel comfortable with your solicitor.
- We will listen to you and your family and devote time and attention to understand your needs.
- We will make an assessment focusing on you and your family’s immediate needs.
- We will provide immediate and ongoing support from this early stage and work closely with you and your family regarding treatment and the discharge plan.
- We will immediately seek to obtain early funding from the insurer to help you and your family.
- If there is no provision for specialist treatment (such as specialist physiotherapy), we will work with you to see if the hospital will accept outside provision.
Client Support Team
- Our client support team can provide invaluable support to clients to not only help to provide a co-ordinated treatment and rehabilitation plan to improve recovery outcomes, but also to provide other support services as appropriate and on a bespoke basis.
- With over 15 years’ clinical experience helping people after a serious injury, you can be assured of their highly specialised skills is organising your support plan, to help not only you but the whole family.
Supporting you at home
On discharge home, this is where we believe we can make a considerable difference to you and your family’s quality of life and wellbeing. We will continue to visit with you and your family and help with planning for life.
We can help access early funding to help with your support and rehabilitation package, over and above what can normally be provided through the NHS or local authority.
Delays in discharge
There is a real issue with delays in discharge for people who have suffered a serious injury. There are numerous issues with housing and care packages due to a lack of funding from the NHS and local authorities. However, we will seek funding for you in the private sector as part of the claim so that you can return home and avoid delays in discharge.
Following discharge, further improvements and better outcomes can be achieved with specialist rehabilitation. We will seek funding to access comprehensive rehabilitation, including, for example, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and vocational support.
Aids, accommodation, adaptations and equipment
We will undertake a specialist assessment to advise on aids, specialist equipment, housing needs and any adaptations that you can benefit from. This can include mobility aids, specialist wheelchairs, adapted vehicles and new technology for example.
Sometimes following a very serious accident, it may be necessary for you to have adaptations made to your home, or more suitable accommodation may need to be found longer term. Housing adaptations will be made to help with your independence and to ensure that everyday tasks can be undertaken more easily.
We can arrange for a detailed assessment to be undertaken at your home to set out what adaptations would be most beneficial to you to help you get your life back on track. These adaptations can ease the transition of going home from a hospital environment, as well as for your future needs. They can include even small adaptations, such as moving the height of light switches or lowering worktops in kitchens.
Having access to the appropriate wheelchair (manual, electric and/or adapted for sports) can change a seriously injured person’s life. They can bring more independence by making it easier for you to get around on your own.
A full assessment will be undertaken to see which wheelchair is most suitable for both your immediate needs, as well as your longer term needs. We can also arrange for more bespoke and specialist wheelchairs depending on your requirements.
To enable you to have more freedom and better mobility, we can look into arranging a modified car or other vehicle for you. These vehicles can be specifically modified to your needs to help after an orthopaedic injury, paraplegia or tetraplegia.
A full assessment will be undertaken so that you have a tailored transport solution. The most common modifications include hand controls for the accelerator and brakes, automatic gearbox, easier power steering, adaptations for wheelchairs and vacuum assisted braking.
Other equipment and technology
Our goal is to help our clients live as independently as possible and we will look to fund specialist aids and equipment to help you with everyday tasks and living. These can include specialist chairs, beds, lifts, alarms, assistive technology and communication aids for example.
We will also help with specialist equipment to get you back to sport, hobbies or other interests and activities that you want to continue to pursue.
This assesses whether it is appropriate for you to return to work following your injury. The assessment will look into whether you are physically and mentally prepared to return to employment.
If it is decided you are ready to return to work, vocational rehabilitation will help in finding appropriate work for you, as well as implementing any necessary changes and adaptations to your workplace.
If you are unable to return to work, recreational therapy can be introduced to encourage you to be more active following your accident and to allow you to participate in social activities.
This can help with your physical fitness, as well as keeping your mind active and preventing you from becoming isolated. This will improve your mental conditions and reduce the risk of developing depression following a serious injury.
We will work with you to assess and obtain funding for the most suitable care package for you and your family. If your family are also caring, we can help with other aspects such as sickness and holiday provision.
Financial assistance and other losses and expenses
We will always try to obtain interim payments to help with any immediate financial pressure. We will also work with you and your family to calculate and claim for all the losses and expenses you have incurred, and those that you are likely to incur for the rest of your life. These include, for example, increased living costs, loss of earnings, specialist holidays, technology requirements and other services that you may need.
This is a whole-person approach to mental, physical health and wellbeing, enabling you to achieve your full potential.
Speak to one of our specialist solicitors today
If you would like to find out more about our specialist services and the support we can provide for you after a serious injury, speak to a member of our dedicated team. You can call them 24 hours a day on 0800 612 8196, or you can fill in your details online and we’ll contact you. You can talk to us in complete confidence. Take the first step and let us help you on to the road to recovery.