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If you’ve suffered a personal injury, it can have a huge impact on your life. As well as the pain and stress you experience, you may have to take time off work to recover. If you can’t work during this time, you could struggle just to pay the bills.

However, you may also need rehabilitation to fully recover from your injury – which can be very expensive. But rehabilitation is actually very important – without it, you could suffer more in the long run or never get back to your full self.

The good news is that you may be able to claim compensation if someone else was responsible for your injury – a ‘personal injury’. This would help you pay your bills and pay for rehabilitation to help you get as physically and mentally well as possible.

At Main Lawyers, our personal injury solicitors are experts in these types of claims. We can assess your situation and determine how much you may be eligible for.

So why is rehabilitation so important for your recovery from personal injury and how can you pay for it?

Rehabilitation after a personal injury

What is rehabilitation?

An accident may have left you with burns, whiplash, spinal problems, broken bones, vision and hearing problems, or even trauma.

Rehabilitation is a process to help you heal from this injury or condition as fully as possible. It slowly gets you moving, helps you regain strength and helps you relearn skills if necessary.

This assistance can help you recover from a car accident, a shopping centre slip and fall, an injury from a defective product or other type of accident.

Rehabilitation will help you get back to the same life you had before or help you build a new one if necessary. Either way, the aim is to give you as good a life as possible.

During rehab, you generally work with specialist staff, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and other allied health professionals. You can attend rehabilitation as either an inpatient or outpatient.

The cost of rehabilitation

Obviously, all this special assistance costs money, which may be difficult to pay if you can’t work at all or as much while you recover.

You might get a private health insurance rebate or Medicare rebate. Or, if your accident occurred at work, you might be eligible for workers compensation.

However, for many people, the cost of rehab is too high, so they decide to get better on their own. There are many risks to doing this, including that your condition might be more serious than it first appeared, which will cause you more pain and difficulty down the road.

There is another option. If your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

Rehabilitation after injury

Getting compensation for personal injury

Our highly qualified and experienced personal injury lawyers can help you understand your options for making a personal injury claim.

Even if you contributed to the accident in some way, you could still have a claim. Don’t assume it was your fault so you have no case!

There are time limits for personal injury and car accident compensation claims in Queensland – so you should jump on this quickly after you get assessed and diagnosed.

It can be a complex process, so start by contacting one of our friendly personal injury solicitors for a no-obligation chat. We can come to you in Brisbane, Northern NSW or on the Gold Coast if you can’t come to us!