Rehabilitation – Lost Limb



As motorbike accident solicitors we appreciate that limb loss has a serious affect upon the motorbike accident victim. Limb loss is obviously permanent and visible but what others do not appreciate is the psychological damage that affects the motorbike accident victim and close friends and family.

Psychological support can be needed at this time not only by the amputee but also by their family as this can also be a difficult time for the motorbike accident victim family as they try to come to terms with their loved ones loss. All concerned will probably be under a great deal of stress.

Motorbike accident solicitors can provide a structured programme to be initiated as soon as is practicable in order to minimise the problems  caused by the motorbike accident.  There will be a team set up to who will work together to maximise the patients recovery. It is important that the amputee has been informed as to how his rehabilitation is to be   managed and has agreed to this prior to the commencement of the rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation programme can be broken down into three distinct sections.

1.       Pre amputation

2.       Amputation

3.       Post – surgical

These plans are specific to the individual and are designed to maximise the outcome for each  victim  of a motor bike accident on an individual basis.

Stage one. The pre amputation stage should commence as soon as a decision to amputate has been made. In an ideal world the surgical team would get involved as soon as possible and would involve the rehabilitation team in agreeing the level of amputation although this will not always be possible.  There after the motorbike accident solicitors will require an assessment both social and psychological, in an attempt to maximise the motorbike accident claim for compensation.

 As part of this the motorbike accident claim is concerned, it is important to further assess the ambitions desires and needs of the client and to be put in touch with a somebody who has the same or similar problem.

The Client of our specialist motorbike accident solicitors department will also visit the rehabilitation centre and see as many of the professionals as possible.  Their close family should be involved in this so that they can give support and so that they know what is happening.  It is important that at some point there is a conversation explaining the details of the operation and what will happen after the operation.

Concerning State two of the assessment for the rehabilitation of an amputee following a motorbike accident claim by specialist motorbike accident solicitors please click Motorbike Accident Rehabilitation Part 2