18 Oct Rehabilitation Programs
Why is following a rehabilitation program important to your legal case?
In law, the plaintiff (injured party) has an obligation to mitigate his or her losses. This means the plaintiff must take reasonable steps to minimize the losses she suffers by following the doctor’s advice regarding treatment and getting back to work as quickly as possible. By following a coordinated rehabilitation program, the client will be able to show the court she has made her best efforts to improve her injuries and function.
Rehabilitation programs vary depending on the unique character or the client and her injuries and will require modification as the plaintiff’s condition improves. Rehabilitation programs often involve the input of the family doctor, an occupational therapist or physiotherapist.
Your personal injury lawyer work with your doctor or physiotherapist (as well as other medical treators) to identify a reasonable rehabilitation program for your situation.