Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
We can help you make the most of spinal injury rehab
The benefits of specialist rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury are well recognised. Rehabilitation (“rehab”) is something of a buzzword – what matters is the delivery not the gloss.
Our track record with rehabilitation
Irwin Mitchell has been at the forefront of integrating effective rehabilitation for clients who have suffered spinal cord injury for many years and has a track record of delivery. In 1999 shortly after the publication of the Early Intervention Code for Rehabilitation, Irwin Mitchell’s pioneering efforts in building rehab into our client care were already being recognised with “the Lawyer” national Client Care Award for our specialist spinal cord injury teams. From there we have gone on to build up our skills, our links and our determination to secure the best rehab for our clients.
What can you expect from us?
From the outset, we discuss and review our clients’ options for rehabilitation and identify who will be our partners in delivering this. We will explain the options as the case progresses and aim to work closely with those who will be delivering care, therapy and other input. We aim to maximise long term potential before the financial value of the claim can be fully assessed.
Who do we work with to deliver this?
Very often NHS healthcare specialists can provide the best service in the early stage when acute specialist medical treatment is needed most, especially if our client has been admitted to one of the specialist Spinal Injury Centres. If they have not then we do our best to help them to get transferred to a specialist centre where they will get the best rehabilitation for their injury.
Rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury can be a long haul and we look for other partners to ensure that the good work done at an early stage after injury will be continued. Where appropriate we will work with insurance companies and private providers. We will not recommend organisations that fail to demonstrate good skills and expertise.
Irwin Mitchell supports and advocates for the British Society of Rehabilitation Management Code of Best Practice. This is aimed at ensuring that public and private support and therapy sit well together and when combined get the right results.
Who is paying?
Again, there are options depending upon the circumstances. NHS healthcare is generally free of charge but insurance companies can sometimes offer to fund rehabilitation programmes directly. Very often we will apply for interim payments to create a fund to buy specialist services, ensuring that our client has control over the process and that we can monitor delivery and ensure quality of service. What matter is what is in our clients’ best interests.