Making a claim for personal injury compensation is about much more than just getting a few quid in a settlement. Indeed, any settlement value will include compensation for the pain and distress caused by the injuries, the severity of the injuries and an additional payment to cover expenses and losses – known as special damages.
However, as well as claiming compensation to cover the injuries and losses sustained, a claimant that is successful in their claim is likely to be able to secure a number of specialist rehabilitation physiotherapy or relevant medical treatment sessions at the cost of the losing 3rd party – on top of the value of any compensation settlement awarded. It is well known that getting the right treatment and rehab follow up can greatly increase the time it takes for an injured person to recover. The NHS is fantastic and we would certainly never knock it. It’s particularly great at the outset dealing with trauma but due to the number of people using the services, sometimes the follow-up and physiotherapy based treatments can take a long time to access and appointments are occasional with often large gaps between them. This is where having the confidence to make a claim really can help your recovery.
When clients instruct us to choose the right solicitor to run their claim, we look to secure privately funded rehab treatments at the cost of the 3rd party. This will boost your recovery and help you to get back to normal at the quickest opportunity.