Greater use of rehabilitation in personal injury claims
Posted: February 26, 2013
Posted in: Personal Injury
Thirteen years after its launch, the Rehabilitation Code is now “a fully established part of the claims process”, according to a report by the IUA-ABI Rehabilitation Working Party.
Around 97% of the claims handlers surveyed, 93% of the personal injury claimant lawyers and 88% of the insurance lawyers say they use it at least some of the time.
Nearly two thirds of practitioners say they are ‘totally’ or ‘very’ satisfied with the Code’s wording, and the report concludes that there is no need to make any changes at present.
More than three quarters of respondents regard the Code as ‘helpful’, whilst only around 4% describe it as ‘unhelpful’.
Meanwhile, the use of rehabilitation when handling personal injury insurance claims has continued to rise, the survey found. The vast majority (81%) of those who took part felt it had gone up at least slightly; 51% of insurers said it had increased substantially.
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