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Brain injury support and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of brain injury support, if not the singularly most important of all.

It is essential in the wake of a brain injury and Moore Blatch will ensure that individuals affected by a brain injury receive the rehabilitation they require.

What is rehabilitation?

Once a brain cell is destroyed, it cannot be replaced or regenerated but in many instances when a brain is damaged it can recover. The brain is able to reorganise itself within reason and thus regain seemingly lost functionality by relying on a different area of the brain for that action.

This is possible because new nerve pathways can be formed using undamaged brain cells but in order for new pathways to develop, the individual living with the brain injury must engage in necessary activities.

Rehabilitation is the process of engaging in these activities to help the brain to adjust to new ways of working and salvage as much functionality as possible.

Why do Moore Blatch Solicitors help my family and me to find rehabilitation services?

Our aim is to ensure that our clients are able to regain as much freedom, independence and normality as possible after a traumatic brain injury. We achieve this by fighting for the compensation they need to support them in the aftermath of the incident, but also by helping them to get the rehabilitation they need.

We are required by the Rehabilitation Code to consider the rehabilitation, early intervention and medical needs of every client we work with. That is why we consider rehabilitation at the very outset of a brain injury compensation claim. The sooner rehabilitation can begin, the better the chance it stands of making a positive difference.

Click here to find out more about the Rehabilitation Code.

Who decides what rehabilitation the injured party requires?

At Moore Blatch brain injury solicitors, our legal experts work with the very best medical professionals to identify the most appropriate rehabilitation programs for every individual we work with. We also compile various reports to relay this information to the compensators; thus ensuring the right amount of compensation for the individual’s ongoing rehabilitation requirements.

How long does rehabilitation take?

Since brain injuries are so complex and diverse, it is impossible to say how long the process will take or what the full outcome of recovery will be during the early stages of injury recovery.

In our experience of working with families affected by brain injuries, it is only possible to suggest that recovery will be a slow process. Rehabilitation could last months or years. It could be a lifelong process.

What is the role of family in the rehabilitation process?

Family is extremely important to the rehabilitation process, not least because of the amount of time they will spend with the injured person, but also because of their relationship or rapport with the individual.

Rehabilitation can be a frustrating ordeal for the subject, but their family will attain a keener sense of their progress than even the professionals can achieve.

Since an injured person may not be able to adequately communicate for themselves, family and friends will be required to provide key information such as in relation to the individual’s personality, preferences and skill sets. This could improve the chances of the rehabilitation being successful.

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