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A new prosthetic option for children living with a limb difference

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Louise Huckstep explains how a new piece of prosthetic technology could help change things for young children living with a limb difference.

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The impact of coronavirus on young carers – could it extend beyond lockdown?

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Contributing authors: Laura Christodoulou

For Young Carers Action Day our team takes a look at the potential long-term impacts of coronavirus, even beyond lockdown.

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Whiplash reforms: legislating for insurers’ empty promises?

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Rachel Jones looks at the whiplash reforms and asks: are insurers delivering on the reduced premiums they promised as a result of this legislation?

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For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans and Louise Hart

When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?

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Brain injury doesn’t need to affect a famous leader for it to impact on society

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Stuart Brazington – on reading about the tumultuous rule of Henry VIII and the injuries that may have affected his judgement – looks at how brain injury can have a huge impact on individuals and society, even for those who aren’t famous leaders.

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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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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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