Law firm Moore Blatch has added medical professional and neuro-trauma specialist Claire Salisbury to its major trauma service.
The major trauma service has developed to include the position of rehab coordinator, which Salisbury will fill to supplement the legal team’s existing knowledge and support clients who have sustained a major trauma through their rehabilitation and recovery.
Salisbury’s experience includes working as principal therapist for major trauma, including neuro-trauma, at St. George’s Hospital in London.
The creation of this new role follows analysis by Moore Blatch’s major trauma team that identified gaps in the rehabilitation provision for victims within the claims process, including under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Untraced Driver’s Agreement and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority scheme.
More than 73% of Moore Blatch’s major trauma clients receive rehabilitation support under the Rehabilitation Code 2015 and the rehab coordinator role will ensure that the firm’s capability in this area is more extensive and consistent, irrespective of injury or claim type.
In her role, Salisbury will provide a number of services to Moore Blatch clients, including personalised support for families seeking to understand how the legal and rehab processes work together.
She will also supports clients through their rehabilitation and recovery, encouraging information sharing between clinicians, and liaising with case managers to ensure rehab and therapy assessments are fit for purpose.
Salisbury commented: “I am delighted to be joining the industry’s leading major trauma service. Having worked closely with the team during my time at St. George’s I know first-hand how important legal assistance is to victims who have suffered a major trauma.”
“Patients often ignore legal pathways, not fully understanding the support it can provide and I am pleased to be a further source of support for Moore Blatch’s clients, signposting services from the beginning to aid their long-term recovery.”
Trevor Sterling, partner for medical relations at Moore Blatch, said: “We are delighted to have Claire join our major trauma service. At Moore Blatch, we pride ourselves on providing major trauma victims with the rehabilitation and recovery support they require, improving medical outcomes and quality of life.”
“Claire’s role will ensure that our great team continues to provide unparalleled rehabilitative care and support for victims of catastrophic injuries, perfectly bridging the gap between solicitors, the NHS and the private sector to optimise our clients’ recovery.”