Brain injury case managers
In the aftermath of a serious injury, from an accident which was not your fault, you could launch a compensation claim to pay for much needed medical treatment and other disability aids, but the compensation process is only one important factor.
Your case manager will ensure that you receive the rehabilitation services and support that you need.
What do case managers do?
Brain injury claim case managers coordinate the rehabilitation, care and support process for the person having sustained a brain injury. This takes a lot of strain of the injured person and their family.. Their aim is to improve the quality of life of the injured person and help them to regain as much independence as possible.
How does case management work?
Your case manager is responsible for a number of aspects of your rehabilitation. Their work can roughly be divided into three phases.
Information is gathered from a number of sources including the individual, their family and the relevant medical experts. Using this information, the case manager analyses the individual’s injuries and illnesses to determine the impact that they have had on the individual’s independence, safety, mental health, finances and future.
Using all of the information obtained, the case manager implements a plan which includes guidance, support and advocacy issues and also sets rehabilitation goals. Their plan also outlines the most cost effective resources available for the individual and management systems which can be implemented by support and care workers.
Once the plans are in place, the case manager’s job is far from done. They are still required to bring all of the various points of contact together and ensure that all parts of the process are carried out. They are important for making the whole situation as simple as possible for the injured person and their family. From adapting homes or finding assisted living accommodation to reviewing and altering rehabilitation programs, the case manager monitors all aspects of the process and keeps documents and prepares reports at agreed intervals.
Why are case managers important?
Case managers were introduced as a direct result of findings which suggested that the needs of individuals were not all met after a serious injury since their requirements did not fall within the remit of a single agency or group.
The role of the case manager is to ensure that all of the parties involved fulfill their responsibilities and all of the requirements of the injured person are met.
Call us for more advice on brain injury claims today
If you, or somebody you know, has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault, Call Moore Blatch Solicitors today for the legal advice and practical support you need.