April is Occupational Therapy Month and it’s a great time to discuss the importance of occupational therapy, an important support after many kinds of accidents and injuries.
Occupational therapists help patients re-learn certain physical abilities or adapt to a long-term or permanent injury. After a boating accident, truck collision, workplace accident, or other injury in Davie, occupational therapy may involve:
- Evaluating how your ability to care for yourself, take part in work or other activities, and how you can approach hobbies has been impacted by your injury
- Evaluating the physical setup of your house, car, school, and other environments, where your injury may change your interaction with the space.
- Identifying support systems and options in your environments which can help you adapt to your injury.
- Suggesting ways to improve coping.
- Suggesting ways you can use medical devices, adaptive technology, and other resources to help you enjoy everyday activities more easily.
- Recommending changes to the materials you use and changes to your environment to make it easier to adapt to your injury.
It can take time for occupational therapy to be complete. An occupational therapist may visit a patient at home, in their hospital room, at work, and in other environments and have multiple conversations in order to properly evaluate the situation and make good recommendations.
How Much Does Occupational Therapy Cost?
Occupational therapy costs can vary widely, in part depending on the complexity of the situation, the occupational therapist, and the medical coverage (if any) a patient has. Costs can range from under $100 to over $400 per hour, which can add up to thousands of dollars or even significantly more by the time the therapy is complete.
Should I File a Claim in Davie to Cover My Costs?
There are different ways to cover your occupational therapy costs after an accident. If your medical coverage or other insurance covers the costs, you may be able to get the expenses covered that way. Another way many accident survivors pay for care is by filing a legal claim.
In Florida, if your injury was caused by an intentional wrongful act or by someone’s recklessness, you can file a legal claim and seek financial recovery for your damages, including medical costs, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Pursuing a claim lets you seek compensation for occupational therapy as well as compensation for your many other costs. It can help you seek quality treatment and care, with less worry about the bills.
What Should I Do Next?
If you have suffered a serious injury where you may require medical care, occupational therapy, or lost time at work, contact a Davie personal injury attorney as soon as you can. You want to make informed decisions about your next steps before you accept any offers from insurance companies, and an attorney can help you evaluate your options and help you understand whether you may have a claim.
Contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a personal injury claims attorney in Davie. When you contact us, you can always reach a live person and our team has more than 60 years of combined experience. Our track record speaks for itself: we have recovered over $100 million in court wins and settlements for our clients and our clients recommend us for our careful attention to detail and our supportive law firm. Contact us today to find out whether you may have a claim.