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Suffering a spinal cord injury can have catastrophic consequences both for the victim and their loved ones.
Many patients who sustain a spinal cord injury can require extensive periods of rehabilitation, and specialist treatment before they can eventually return home.
A man is fighting for his life after a motorbike accident left him in intensive care with life-threatening injuries.
The motorcyclist who is in his 20s was involved in a collision with a car and suffered what police described as “catastrophic injuries.”
A man has suffered a catastrophic injury during a crash between a jet ski and a speedboat.
The man who was a passenger on the jet ski at the time of the accident was flown by plane to a hospital in Southampton after suffering a series of serious injuries.
The incident occurred at St Brelade’s Bay off the coast of Jersey and the Jersey Police have launched an investigation, urging any witnesses to come forward and contact them.
The mother of the jet ski passenger said: “he’s suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury” and it’s going to be a “huge struggle for him to walk again”.
The mother also praised the critical care doctor and nurse in Jersey who accompanied son by plane to the hospital.
The driver of the speedboat who is suspected of driving recklessly was arrested shortly after the collision but was later released on bail by the Jersey Police pending further investigation.
Catastrophic injuries can leave your life and the lives of those you hold dear in disarray and changed forever. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury that has left your life turned upside down, or know of someone who has, please get in touch with a member of our catastrophic injury team who will be happy to help you identify your potential compensation claim.
Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors, we want you to get the compensation you deserve, that’s why we offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim.
To speak to a specialist member of our catastrophic injury team, call us now for free on 0800 1979 345, or complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will call you back at a time that better suits you.
A brand new initiative for victims who have suffered brain injuries has been backed by a member of the royal family.
The Brain Injury Identity Card initiative, which was launched this month is being supported by His Royal Highness Prince Harry.
Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway (the charity behind the initiative) said: “The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help the police to identify survivors at the earliest opportunity, ensuring they receive suitable support and are diverted away from the criminal justice system where appropriate.”
Whilst speaking to brain injury survivors during the launch event for the Brain Injury Identity Card, His Royal Highness Prince Harry described the introduction of the card as “a life-changing moment for people with a traumatic brain injury.”
The card is part of Headways’ wider ‘Justice Project’, which is designed to raise awareness of brain injury within the criminal justice system. Being arrested can be a deeply traumatic experience for anyone, however, those feelings of anxiety and confusion are heightened for brain injury survivors, which can lead to the survivor experiencing anger management issues as a result of being confronted by a policeman or being detained in a confined space such as a police car.
Janette McCormick, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Disabilities, said: “We fully support this excellent initiative, which will help police officers and custody sergeants identify brain injury survivors at any early stage.”
“This will not only save valuable and limited resources in many cases but more importantly will ensure vulnerable adults are treated in an appropriate manner as a result of having their needs identified.”
Mr McCabe also highlighted that “sadly, evidence shows that brain injury is over-represented in the criminal justice system… and it is widely misunderstood in all facets of society and those working in the criminal justice system are certainly not alone in struggling to identify and appropriately support those affected.”
Not only does the card help the police force, but the card also has the additional benefit of breaking down social exclusion, with card holders having renewed confidence in the knowledge that they can easily explain their support needs in everyday situations.
All Brain Injury Identity Cards are personalised to include the survivor’s photo, a list of some of the common effects that they experience on a regular basis and a clinical verification of their brain injury.
To find out if you are eligible for a Brain Injury Identity Card or to apply for your own, click here.
A brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life including the things we take for granted every day including walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.
If you have suffered a brain injury, or know of someone who has, please get in touch with a member of our catastrophic injury team who will be happy to help you explore your compensation claim.
We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your claim.
To speak to one of our specialist team call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.
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