Treatment, Rehabilitation and Therapy

The efficacy of treatments for sight loss and the aids that are available to ease the burden on a loss of sight victim are improving all the time, with many people leading independent lives with the use of brilliantly trained guide-dogs and devices that assist in the completion of household tasks.

The treatment, rehabilitation and therapy provided for those with sight loss aim to allow the visually impaired person to have a good quality of life by maximising their independence by teaching techniques for them to live independently with their disability, imparting knowledge on how best to reintegrate into society with their disability and structuring their time to ensure their activity levels are as high as possible.

Our experienced panel of expert serious injury solicitors understand the importance of treatment, rehabilitation and therapy in the recovery and improvement processes. They also recognise the need for emotional support for an injured person and their family in order to ensure that the challenging recovery process is confronted with full effort and without the need for the family to sacrifice other aspects of life, such as education or employment. Our expert solicitors’ experience of loss of sight claims is invaluable in order that they may obtain on your behalf the compensation that you and your loved ones need to begin the rebuilding process after your devastating injuries, starting with tailored treatment, rehabilitation and therapy.

Stages Of Treatment And Rehabilitation

Specialist Equipment And Training

This ranges from getting and learning to operate with a trained guide-dog or a white cane to gadgets that help with domestic tasks, such as one that tells a person with sight loss that the glass they are pouring a drink into is full.

An important skill that those with loss of sight can learn to improve many practical problems is the learning of brail, which is the language of touch for the visually challenged community.

Encouraging Normal Daily Life

It is imperative to place much of the duty for the process of maximising independence on the injured party themselves, as long as this is not overwhelming for them, especially in terms of facilitating their ability to complete ordinary tasks, such as bathing and getting dressed without excessive assistance.

A sense of responsibility for their own care and recovery gives a loss of sight victim a greater sense of self-worth and encourages the redevelopment of their independence in order to eventually maximise it in an attempt for them to lead a normal life in the future.

Types Of Therapy

Psychotherapy

One type of psychotherapy, called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is extremely effective. It generally targets those with or at risk of depression as a result of their injuries. It aims to discover how an individual’s thought processes affect their actions and the way their actions affect their thought processes. By targeting thought processes and actions that reinforce them, negativity in their thinking can be reduced while positive thoughts are encouraged. This can help to reduce stress levels and allow a person to look ahead to the future by adopting a positive outlook.

Depression of the injured person or a family member can hinder the physical recovery of the injured person, especially if a loss of sight victim has PTSD, so different types of psychotherapy aim to address or avoid problems such as depression by tackling psychological and emotional frailties.

Occupational Therapy

Tasks that were previously considered simple by the injured person, such as bathing, are likely to be difficult for many of those who have suffered from loss of sight. This type of therapy aims to maximise a person’s independence by helping them to adapt to their new level of capability in order to perform the tasks they need to on a daily basis.

We can help you to maximise your compensation and to rebuild your life following a serious injury. You have three easy options: either call us on Freephone 0800 014 2652, fill in our START YOUR CLAIM NOW form, or request a call back using our Call Me Back form.

Once one of these steps has been taken by you, a member of our serious injury claims team will contract you to discuss the merits of your claim for FREE and WITHOUT OBLIGATION.