Occupational therapists work with patients who are suffering from a physical or psychological illness which may be affecting their ability to cope with daily life. They may visit patients within their homes or they may work within a hospital environment to assist patients with their illness and to ensure they are receiving the right amount of help. Occupational therapists may also help victims of an accident to adjust to life with certain injuries or they may help those who are ageing and suffering from one or more illnesses. Those with learning disabilities also benefit from the help of an occupational therapist as do those with chronic illnesses.
The therapy helps people to live as independently as possible by providing patients with equipment they may need or helping people adapt their homes to make life easier. Advice will usually be given regarding their medication if applicable and regarding any physiotherapy they may need to take to help with rehabilitation. Therapy can also help patients be safe when out and about in the community and can put them in touch with others who are in a similar situation to theirs.
How could I suffer negligence?
If you are suffering problems as a result of an accident or illness and are not assigned an occupational therapist to help you cope, then you may be a victim of negligence. This could be because your GP has failed to assign one to you or there has been a significant delay in assigning one to help you cope with your suffering. On the other hand, your occupational therapist may have failed to help you with the equipment you need or you may have been ill-treated. Where there is evidence that negligence has taken place, you may be able to make a compensation claim to help you cope financially with your illness or injuries.
How Accident Advice Helpline can assist
Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation where you have suffered medical negligence which has caused you further injury or progression of your illness. If you decide that you want to pursue compensation, just give our free 24-hour helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to speak with one of our experts regarding your situation. You will receive no-obligation advice on your unique case and you can decide whether to pursue your claim thereafter. If you do, you do not have to worry about paying upfront as we operate under a strict no win, no fee policy.