Action for Brain Injury Week 2021 – A Life of Lockdown

Every year the brain injury charity, Headway runs a campaign to raise awareness of brain injuries and the impact they can have on survivors and their loved ones.

The campaign running this week has the theme ‘A life of lockdown’ as many brain injury survivors struggle to interact with society, have cognitive problems and face their own personal form of lockdown on a daily basis.

Headway is promoting the message ‘Reach out to help out’ and is encouraging friends and family to support those with a brain injury. The charity has produced guides and tips for anyone affected by these issues. Resources include mindfulness training, how to manage isolation, life with no filter podcast and survivors’ stories.  You can find links to resources at the end of this blog.

Peter McCabe, chief executive at Headway said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the effects of isolation into sharp focus, but this is an issue that brain injury survivors and their loved ones can face on a daily basis as a result of their condition.

“The complex effects of a brain injury can cause profound changes to a survivor’s personality, emotional control and behaviour, as well as their cognitive ability, causing significant barriers to them fully engaging with society.

“In addition to this, many carers and close family members can feel isolated as the pressures of caring make it more difficult for them to communicate or interact with friends and family, often leading to their own social and support networks drifting away.

“Through services like our local groups and branches, the UK-wide helpline, award-winning information and the Brain Injury Identity Card, Headway is committed to providing people with the support they need to live lives that are as full and independent as possible.

“Through the ‘A life of lockdown?’ campaign, we hope to champion the cause of those affected by brain injury at a time when awareness of isolation has never been greater, calling for people to understand the effects of brain injury and reach out to help out.”

As head and brain injuries can have a significant impact on the injured person and their loved ones, it is vital to receive the correct care and support. Even the most trivial of tasks can become challenging or impossible with the injured person often reliant on the dedicated care of relatives and professionals.

We are passionate about securing brain injury survivors, the best support, medical and rehabilitative care possible along with the right level of compensation.

If your brain injury was the result of the negligence of someone else, you could claim compensation for your injuries. If liability is accepted and causation proved, compensation will also cover the cost of medical expenses, case management, private healthcare, loss of income, travel expenses, care, and other out of pocket expenses caused by the injury.

If you are over 18, you have three years from the date of your accident or incident to start a claim for compensation for your brain injury. If you are under 18, you have three years from the date of your 18th birthday. There may exceptions if capacity is in issue.

The more evidence you or family members can provide to your solicitor the better. This could include contact details of witnesses or witness reports, details of the incident logged in an accident book or photos of the injuries or area you were injured.

If you have, receipts or proof of expenses and loss of earnings incurred because of the accident such as travel receipts for medical appointments, medication or pay slips these would be useful. Your solicitor will then prepare the case and arrange for medical evidence to be obtained from medico-legal experts who will prepare reports for the court to enable the assessment of damages.

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