We have spent the past year raising awareness of accidents that are preventable. If our content saves one person from a preventable injury, we have been successful.
We will continue to raise awareness in 2022 as we look back at some of the issues, we covered in 2021.
We warned about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer. There are around 60 deaths every year from this type of poisoning. More than 4,000 people visit A&E with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning every year.
Head injuries are most common in the under 25s. They are the principal cause of death and disability in this age group. We outlined the head injury symptoms.
The case of Sarah Everard put a spotlight on criminal injuries against women. We addressed violent crime and how victims have physical or mental scars which can be life changing.
Many employers use chemicals at work. We showed which industries use chemicals and what employers should be doing to protect employees.
We supported Headway’s campaign to raise awareness of brain injuries. Looking at the impact they can have on survivors and their loved ones.
A new online system for claiming compensation for soft tissue injuries or ‘whiplash’ came into force. If a soft tissue injury claim is worth less than £5,000 claimants must now apply for compensation themselves. This is through an online portal without the representation of a solicitor.
Several high-profile groups called for a ban on E-scooters. This followed several cases of E-scooter fatalities or serious injuries.
Time to think about others and using common sense was the topic of this year’s Injury Prevention Week. Drivers must consider other road users to prevent accidents.
Safety humps introduced by some councils to protect cyclists caused several accidents. This led to some councils removing them. We shared a case where our client stepped out of a taxi and tripped over one of the Orcas. She sustained ligament damage to her ankle.
E-scooters hit the headlines again. We looked at the way accident investigators are examining incidents involving e-scooters.
The Autumn budget included plans to reinvest in the justice system. The treasury is planning a £3.2bn increase in the budget for 2024/25.
We continued to support APIL’s Shattered Lives campaign. We want to change the misconception that injured people are only interested in compensation payments. Those injured through no fault of their own should never have been injured in the first place. They have the right to rebuild their lives.
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