Rehabilitation Code is the key to early resolution after brain injury
This case involved a 16 year old who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident. Like most teenagers Tom had issues prior to the accident which clouded the picture, but Digby Brown's experience we were able to identify that an Immediate Needs Assessment under the Rehabilitation Code would identify what needs that needed to be met as a consequence of the accident. We appointed a case manager for Tom then with the co-operation of the solicitors for the defender’s insurer, we arranged, after assessment, a period of residential rehabilitation in Glasgow. The cost of over £50,000 for case management and rehabilitation was paid by the defender’s insurer. Over 14 months before the case was to be heard in court, we agreed a settlement of over £400,000.