Role of a life care planner after serious injuries

The aftermath of a catastrophic accident can be quite challenging, both physically and financially. However, certain individuals and actions can help to smoothly move things forward.

For example, having the right life care planner assistance during your claim process can be key. There are a few important facts to know about this role.

Who they are

Life care planners are individuals who come alongside individuals after a catastrophic accident or debilitating incident to create a long-term care plan. Planners are usually nurses, or other parties part of the medical field. The planner uses his or her medical knowledge and specialized training to assess the individual's needs and provide a proper plan.


To determine the proper plan for a party, the planner consults with the individual and his or her family members and reviews the medical data. With this information, the planner determines lifetime costs or the life expenses the party has and will incur due to her or his current state after the accident. These may include:

  • Emergency treatment
  • Surgery and recovery
  • Lengthy hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation and various physical therapy

While these are a few common living expenses, the list goes on. The particular expenses are catered towards the individuals and their specific experiences. 


As a medical professional, the planner's recommendation is viable and able to stand in court. Therefore, the plan is an invaluable piece of evidence in the personal injury claim process, should the party pursue one. The plan is also immediately applicable to the party's life and helps him or her with adjusting to a new normal, both physically and financially.

As you can see, having a proper life care planner can be very helpful for your personal injury claim and beyond. Take your time with selecting your planner to make sure you select the right one.

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