What is a Case Manager?
A Case Manager is a professional who specialises in coordinating all the medical treatment, rehabilitation and care and support that you need if you’ve been seriously injured. Case managers work to help people live better, more independent lives. They may come from different backgrounds such as: nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. But they all have one thing in common – your wellbeing.
What does a Case Manager do?
A Case Manager assesses your specific needs and identifies cost effective solutions to improve your independence and rehabilitation. These will include your medical and physical needs but also your psychological needs. Following their assessment, they will then develop a bespoke care plan that meets those requirements. The case management plan may include getting help for everyday tasks or enabling you to get out and about in the local community
Why would I need a Case Manager?
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered due to medical negligence, you and your family might find it helpful to have support and some additional guidance from a case manager. This may help lessen the burden on your family and make your quality of life better.
Who pays for the Case Manager?
As part of the compensation process, Novum Law will include the costs of a Case Manager within the claim. These costs will include both the past costs of case management and all future costs that are anticipated based on the evidence of an expert. These sums can often form a substantial part of a claim.
It is entirely up to you whether you want to work with a Case Manager or not. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining excellent relationships with Case Managers to ensure the best possible outcome for you within the compensation claim process and beyond.
If you do want to get additional help and guidance from a Case Manager, we will help you find one that you can enjoy a good working relationship with.
Call or email us for more information on Case Managers and how they can help you and your family.