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When another person or organisation has broken the contract between you to provide the goods or services in return for payment, you may have grounds for compensation or redress.

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Our expert solicitors are here to support you with advice, outlining your options at the very first stages to ensure all possible objectives are reached.

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The Litigation team at Poole Alcock will advise you on the best route to take, depending on your tenancy agreement.

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At Poole Alcock we understand that you want to resolve any dispute cost-effectively and maintain good relations where possible.

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Rehabilitation Code: How can it help you?

After an accident that results in serious and often life changing injuries, compensation is...

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Rehabilitation Code: How can it help you?

29th September 2017

News : Personal Injury

After an accident that results in serious and often life changing injuries, compensation is not always the best result. Often the thing that is wanted more than money after accidents of this type is for the injured person to be able to get back to the position they were in before the accident in so far as possible. This is where the Rehabilitation Code can help.

What does the Rehabilitation Code do?

The aim of the Rehabilitation Code is to facilitate independent, good quality rehabilitation in an efficient manner for injured parties. It is there to help the injured person to return to as close to their pre-accident state as soon as possible.  This requires both the injured persons solicitors and the representative for the other party to work together to achieve the best result for the injured person.

What happens if I want to benefit from the Rehabilitation Code?

We will invite the other party and their insurance company to adopt the code and agree an “Immediate Needs Assessment Report”. The report is prepared by an independent person with medical expertise. They will advise on your injuries, treatment available and what further treatment you may need.

In addition, consideration will be given to further assistance which may be needed and how else you would benefit. For example, this may include care and assistance around the home, help from cleaners, a gardener and possibly consideration of whether you benefit from having a stair lift installed if the injuries are serious enough to prevent you from climbing the stairs.

Any treatment and assistance agreed by the other party will be carried out on a private basis. This is usually funded in full by the insurance company for the other party.

What we think

We believe that early assessment of injuries and treatment can only be a good thing for the injured party. It allows for good quality treatment at no cost to the injured person at what is a very difficult time. The aim is ultimately to ensure the best possible recovery at the earliest opportunity.

At Poole Alcock we have years of experience dealing with clients who have suffered serious injuries. We have seen how this facility can help our severely injured clients have a better quality of life. It can also help facilitate treatment after being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

If you have been injured as a result of an accident due to no fault of your own, do not hesitate to call us. We will be happy to help. Please call our personal injury team on 01270 762325 or complete the form linked here and we will call you back. We offer a “no win no fee” service. For further information you can visit our personal injury services page here.

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