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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are among the most sought after health professions in civil litigation. Although occupational therapists may be required to write reports on duty of care, cases against occupational therapists are relatively rare. The most significant role for occupational therapists in litigation is that of writing reports for the quantification of damages (or compensation) due when a person has been injured as a result of an injury caused by the negligence of another person.

The largest part of a compensation award, in most cases, is care – and occupational therapists, with their holistic approach, are ideally qualified to assess disabled people to identify their care needs.

The occupational therapists' report therefore covers a whole range of components that are relevant to the case in hand, including:

  • Past, current and future care
  • Therapy needs
  • Assistive equipment
  • Housing
  • Domestic activities and home maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Leisure activities
  • Case management

Current recruitment priorities 

We are wanting to recruit on a self-employed basis experienced occupational therapists across the range of specialities but are particularly looking for occupational therapists with the following experience:

  • Paediatrics (cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy in particular)
  • Visual and hearing impairment
  • Upper limb/hand injuries and amputations 
  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain injuries

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