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‘Next-gen’ gaming isn’t here until video games are accessible for all – fortunately progress has been made for gamers with disabilities

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Contributing authors: Olivia Plumb

With a new generation of consoles now with (some of) us, Mark Walters and Olivia Plumb look at the current state of accessibility in gaming. Is there more still to be done to help gamers with disabilities?

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The law behind rugby’s concussion lawsuit – the end of rugby as we know it?

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Contributing authors: Ian Carrier

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Our specialist Personal Injury team review the news that former rugby players are bringing a lawsuit against rugby’s governing bodies, claiming that they have been left with permanent brain damage as a result of the game. Could this lawsuit change the sport forever?

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How has COVID-19 changed access to physiotherapy services?

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Contributing authors: Paola Cuffolo

At the start of the second lockdown, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) confirmed that private physio services were among those businesses that would be allowed to remain open during the second lockdown. What are some of the practical implications of COVID for patients seeking treatment both during lockdown and beyond?

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The Disability Discrimination Act 25 years on – has it achieved its aims?

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Eirian Hitchmough, a solicitor in our Compensation Protection Unit, recognises last week’s anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act and explains how things have changed in the last 25 years – as well as what still needs to happen…

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A different Colour the World Orange Day for CRPS sufferers, but support is still there for those who need it

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Today is Colour the World Orange Day, an international event raising awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Like anything happening this year, it’s going to be a bit different, but here we hope to show that support is still available.

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The unexpected impact of COVID-19 on mobility for the disabled

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The infrastructure changes brought about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have largely been hailed as positive for active travel and environmental health, but for disabled people the story might not be so rosy.

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There’s no place like home – what you need to know about Swift v Carpenter

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Charlotte Webb explains the importance of the Swift v Carpenter decision which was handed down today, 9 October 2020, and will have a big impact on claimants seeking compensation for accommodation.

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What you need to know about Rix v Paramount when calculating future losses in a fatal personal injury claim

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Rix v Paramount confirms the answer to a question that sometimes arises from fatal claims following the loss of the driving force behind family companies. The court looked at the reality behind the income from the company i.e. that it was generated by the husband despite the wife being an equal shareholder, and also reconfirmed that the dependency claim is assessed at the time of death, so the ongoing success of the company in the hands of the family’s sons did not reduce the widow’s loss of dependency.

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‘Long covid’ and brain injury – the hidden consequences

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Contributing authors: Audrey Daisley

In December 2019, people started hearing stories of what would eventually be named COVID-19. As we all know, society was not prepared for the devastating effects of this virus, nor of the ensuing pandemic which took the world by surprise. The virus has completely changed the way we go about our daily lives and people are starting to have to rethink what is the ‘new normal’.

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Received significant injury compensation? Here’s one way you can protect it

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After receiving compensation for an injury, one of the biggest decisions individuals have to make is what to do with the money they have received when their claim has settled.

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Injury Prevention Week – improved road safety is just the beginning

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Following the release of the IPPR’s and APIL’s injury prevention report last week, and in honour of Injury Prevention Week, Tracy Norris-Evans reviews what the report can tell us and what the UK needs to learn about injury prevention.

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Treating chronic pain is difficult – NICE’s guidance on pain medication assumes it’s simple

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NICE has recently issued guidance for health professionals to stop prescribing pain medication for people suffering with chronic pain, due to the potential problems common drugs may cause. Unfortunately, according to Louise Hart, they’re suggesting a blanket change for a complex issue.

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