22 December, 2015
A new Rehabilitation Code is operational from Tuesday 1st December 2015. The Code is voluntary but the personal injury pre-action protocol provides that its use should be considered for all types of PI claims.
The Code is intended to promote collaborative use of rehabilitation and early intervention in the compensation process.
Although the principles are the same throughout, the Code recognises significant differences between the handling of lower value injuries (<£25k) and medium or catastrophic injuries.
The Code is also now accompanied by a Guide for Case Managers. According to the Code it is envisaged that Case Managers will have an essential role to play in assessing the needs of claimant's and then overseeing treatment
For further information on this matter contact Sarah Wilkinson