In partnership with Rogers tv, we are excited to announce a new season of Underestimated, presented by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers and brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.
At its core, Underestimated is a show about breaking barriers for people with disabilities, by exploring the challenges faced within the community and highlighting inspiring people who offer diverse and powerful lived experience.
In this interview, Karen Vigmond, Partner at Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers in Barrie, joins us to talk about the essential mobility equipment her clients need to support their independence and community participation. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of fault, you have access to benefits through your own insurance company for things like medical and rehabilitation and attendant care. These benefits also cover equipment and mobility devices that you may require either temporarily or permanently.
At Oatley Vigmond, Karen and her team help clients access funds and navigate the world of auto insurance, which can be difficult, time consuming, and overwhelming, especially for someone in the midst of recovery and going through a very difficult time of their lives.
In the acute stages, once someone is scheduled to be discharged from hospital, they may need certain things in their home to ensure it is safe for them and allow them to access their home as they would have. In other cases, people require permanent equipment, like wheelchairs, modified vehicles, or prosthetics.
Adaptive equipment is hugely important. In the early stages it ensures safety and assists in recovery and often allows people to get out of hospital sooner. The equipment needed on a more permanent fosters greater independence and enhances quality of life.
To learn more about the services provided at Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers, visit oatleyvigmond.com
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This interview was sponsored by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers.