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Rehabilitation is key for accident victims

Injured people often benefit from remedial treatment, whether from an osteopath, chiropractor or physiotherapist.

Treatment that starts early and continues often helps an injured person’s recovery to their pre-injured state and an earlier return to work.

However, not all accident victims can afford to pay for such treatment, especially if they are off work as a result of the accident.

Insurance companies and employers alike are increasingly seeing the benefits of such treatment.

If a claim is being made against an insurance company it is often possible to obtain an interim payment from them to fund this treatment.

The Rehabilitation Code 2007 has been devised as a result of an agreement reached between claimants’ representatives and the insurance industry.

The Code encourages insurance companies to co-operate with accident victims and their solicitors and to devise a treatment plan and/or pay for any required treatment.

At Wards Solicitors, we encourage injured people to seek treatment as early as possible.

We can help claimants find appropriate methods of treatment and make their claims, so that they obtain compensation damages and, hopefully, secure a full return to pain-free living.

We would be happy to refer patients to you for treatment and, in return, hope that you might refer patients to us, so we could help them make a claim, where appropriate, and reclaim the cost of their treatment.

For further information contact:

South Gloucestershire

Larry Rawlinson, Yate

01454 316789

Alison Underhill, Staple Hill

0117 943 4800

Central Bristol

Helen Gough, Broad Street

0117 929 2811

North Somerset

Janet Hendey, Nailsea

01275 858 515

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UPDATE August 2020

Wards Solicitors is open and our teams continue to work on existing cases and take on new business and clients.

From early August, we are pleased to announce that we will slowly be starting to re-open some of our branches to clients, but all appointments must be pre-booked.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited, and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in appointments.

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP