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Therapy animals – how they can help after injury

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Tracy Norris-Evans spoke with Poppy Cormack, a client who lives with a brain injury, about how a pair of micro pigs have helped her to cope when things get difficult.

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When injured by an animal, what are your rights?

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Mark Hambleton explains, with examples of some of our recent cases, how animal accident claims are often very different to other personal injury claims.

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It’s time for the bereavement damages postcode lottery to end – we’re hoping APIL’s latest campaign will help

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Following research by APIL into the postcode lottery of statutory bereavement damages in the United Kingdom, Ali Cloak shares hers and our wider team’s views on the current state of compensation for a bereavement.

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How the experience of stroke inspired a new approach to neuro-rehabilitation

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans

When Ian Pearce’s father had a stroke in 2017, his life was thrown in a completely new direction. Nothing can prepare you for an injury to a loved one, but the aftermath can be equally difficult. For Ian, though, it proved an inspiration to change the way we approach neuro-rehab.

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How has lockdown impacted upon people living with brain injury?

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Stuart Brazington, with the help of a range of experts in the field of brain injury, looks at how brain injured individuals and their families were impacted by lockdowns over the past year.

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Should further compensation claims be allowed for the risk of stroke in brain injured claimants for up to five years?

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Victoria Berger looks at some recent research from Birmingham University into stroke risk after brain injury and asks, shouldn’t claimants be able to seek further compensation if they’re at higher risk of stroke?

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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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