Purpose – This paper aims to consider the advantages to using the Rehabilition Code within personal injury litigation. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is designed to take the reader through the key features of the Rehabilitation Code, how the Code is implemented on a practical level and the advantages to both Claimant and Defendant Advisors in utilising the Code. Findings – The article highlights that the early provision of rehabilitation can make a significant and positive contribution to the life of an injured party. It actively encourages all parties involved in the litigation process to act in a collaborative manner and to fully engage with the Rehabilitation Code. Originality/value – This paper sets out a framework for legal advisors to use when considering the provision of early rehabilitation within litigation.
Social Care and Neurodisability – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 17, 2012
Keywords: Rehabilitation code; Rehabilitation; Litigation; Serious injury