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This article was published on November 14th, 2018
There are a wide variety of reasons why a brain or spinal injury might occur, however, one thing is certain, such injuries have the potential to change a person’s life forever.
In the aftermath of a serious brain or spinal injury, it can be difficult for victims and their families to readjust to everyday life, particularly if you are left with life-long symptoms following an accident.
Our catastrophic injury team have seen firsthand the devastating effects that such injuries can have, which is why we have built strong and lasting relationships with a wide variety of serious injury related charitable organisations.
By working alongside medico-legal professionals and charitable organisations, we hope to give our clients the best possible chance of maximising their recovery, whilst also ensuring that both the victim and their loved ones get the care and support they need following their brain or spinal injury.
One charity that we have developed a strong and lasting relationship with is the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, otherwise known as BASIC, which exists to serve people recovering from acquired brain and spinal injuries and their families.
A spinal injury is when you injure your spinal cord. This can affect the body in many different ways due to the complex nature of the spinal cord itself.
The spinal cord relays neural messages from the brain to the other parts of the body and helps control almost every aspect of the body’s function, including breathing, movement, taste and a loss of sensation.
Any damage to the spinal cord could result in limited mobility or even paralysis in some cases.
The road to recovery can often be long for victims who have suffered a spinal injury and BASIC aim to help ensure each victim maximises their recovery speed by offering a variety of rehabilitative treatments and services.
Their rehabilitative resources include the Body BASIC Gym, which is an assisted exercise suite specifically designed for people with physical disabilities who would otherwise not be able to exercise in a gym environment.
The Gym focuses on 16 specific exercise machines that allow you to workout passively, with minimum effort or with maximum effort.
BASIC highlight that using the Assisted Exercise Suite can help build:
BASIC also help those who suffer from acquired traumatic brain injuries. These types of injuries can be caused by several situations including road traffic accidents, injuries at birth or from falls.
They can have a catastrophic effect on a victim’s life and symptoms can range from headaches and dizziness to physical mobility problems and emotional and cognitive problems.
BASIC offers a range of rehabilitation strategies and resources including state of the art resources including their Virtual Rehabilitation System which helps improve cognitive skills, stamina and basic mobility following an accident.
The charity also offers assistance to those in need of cognitive rehabilitation, including those in need of improving their planning skills as well as improving their memory following an accident.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with BASIC, they are a charity that was founded by Bolton Businessman Derek Gaskell. Originally the charity was known as Neurological Research, before being relaunched as BASIC in 1994.
BASIC is now affiliated with the Greater Manchester Clinical Neuroscience Centre. Since it was established as a registered charity, BASIC has provided outstanding support and counselling for both victims of brain and spinal injuries and their families.
If you have suffered a brain or spinal injury, your first priority should be your health and well-being and establishing a strategy for recovery. Charitable organisations such as BASIC can provide invaluable resources in helping you come to terms with your injuries and beginning your recovery.
Our team always prioritises a client’s recovery above all else and will ensure they do all they can to enable each client gets the treatment they need as soon as they need it.
We will also do all we can to maximise the amount of financial compensation you receive for your claim, in order to ease the financial burdens that can arise following brain and spinal injuries including having to take time off work, treatment costs as well as travel costs that may be incurred due to medical appointments.
If you would like to discuss your potential claim with a member of our team, you can call us for free today on 0800 1979 345 or complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you at a time that better suits you.