What Rehabilitation Can I Get for a Spinal Injury?

Melanie Burden Personal Injury Solicitor
Author:
Melanie Burden
Solicitor, Head of Serious Injury Claims
Date:
15/09/2021

Helping you claim compensation for a spinal cord injury isn’t our only priority.

We also want to help you rebuild your life and to live as independently as possible after being injured.

So we’ll work with our trusted network of independent medical experts, including doctors, psychologists and therapists to identify your needs, as well as case managers who can put together a rehabilitation package that reflects your specific situation.

This could include access to:

  • Physiotherapy - depending on the extent of your injury, this will include access to the latest technologies such as FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) TENS and use of Exoskeletons
  • Bladder and Bowel management
  • Sexual Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Skin Care
  • Dietary Advice and support
  • Surgery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counselling
  • Specialist equipment such as mobility aids and home adaptations
  • At-home nursing care and assistance
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Pain management treatment
  • Help with transport costs

We’ll also push for you to get the support you need as soon as possible, as you shouldn’t have to wait for your claim to settle when you need specialist help straight away.

If the party we’re claiming against accepts responsibility for your injuries, we could apply for interim payments of compensation.

We also have close links to many charities and organisations, who can provide you with vital information and support from people in a similar situation, which can help massively as you learn to live with your injury. In fact, we’re Trusted Partners of the Spinal Injuries Association, the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people and their families.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

It’s essential you get the support you need as soon as possible after suffering a spinal cord injury, and early access to rehabilitation can make a big difference to your future, both physically and psychologically.

This will be first and foremost in our minds as we work to reach a settlement that truly meets your needs.

Can I Get Private Treatment?

Yes. Specialist NHS Spinal Injury Centres provide superb support to patients, but capacity can be limited and people with spinal injuries often have to be treated in a general hospital while they remain on a waiting list.

So we can arrange for you to get privately funded treatment, which means you can get the rehabilitation you need without delay.

What Changes Can Be Made to My Home?

Making sure you can live safely and independently as home is very important to us, so as part of your rehabilitation, we’ll make sure the place you live is suitable.

This could include making it wheelchair accessible and installing grab bars and assistive technology around your home.

We’ll work with experts to identify what adaptations need to be carried out and arrange it on your behalf.

If it’s not possible to adapt your home, we’ll look at finding you alternative accommodation, and include the cost of this in your claim.

What About Work and Hobbies?

We want you to enjoy a good quality of life, so getting you back into work and resuming hobbies you enjoy is crucial.

We can arrange for you to see an occupational therapist, who can help you regain or learn new skills, so you’re in a better position to start earning an income again.

We’ll also make sure that any rehabilitation package reflects your specific hobbies, activities and interests, as these can be crucial for your quality of life, mental health and wider wellbeing.

For example, we're helping Tom after he suffered a spinal cord injury whilst on a charity bike ride in 2020.

Our overall aim is to get you back into the position you would’ve been in had your spinal injury not happened, at least as much as possible.

With our help, you can get the support you need when you need it and learn how to best live with your injury.

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