Action for Brain Injury Week 2021
Today marks the start of Action for Brain Injury Week 2021 in the UK. Action for Brain Injury is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury organised by Headway, one of the leading brain injury charities. Every year, Headway choose a different theme to highlight during ABI Week, based on their ongoing campaigns – 2019 was all about brain drain and fatigue, and 2020 was about memory loss.
The theme this year is A life of lockdown? which will focus on social isolation after brain injury – a problem we know has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 has, of course, been tough on everyone with repeated lockdowns leaving many people feeling isolated and lonely. However, the lockdown has had a significant impact on brain injury survivors and their families.
According to a study published by Headway, more than half of brain injury survivors, who sustained their injuries within the past two years, say they have lost access to rehabilitation services as a result of Covid-19 lockdown measures and now fear for their futures. Without the appropriate support, brain injury survivors could be left with lasting damage and worsening of the long-term effects of their brain injury.
At Trethowans, we are committed to working with experts and clients to achieve long term care and security for brain injured clients. This week, in support of ABI week and in order to help raise awareness, we will be looking closely at some of the types of brain injury which can occur and some of the brain injury cases that we have recently settled. We will be sharing 4 further articles over the week dealing with the following:
- Subtle brain injuries
- Catastrophic brain injuries
- Brain injuries in Clinical Negligence claims
- Liability issues which can arise in brain injury claims
Please visit Headway and Action for Brain Injury Week to find out more.