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Domestic abuse and brain injury – a hidden issue?

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Contributing authors: Clizia Motterle

Brain injury, the effects of which are often hidden, has recently been found to be a big issue for women who have experienced domestic violence. What are the effects this may have and what can those who have experienced it do about it?

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Is there a link between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and homelessness?

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Josh Craig, a trainee in our Personal Injury team, takes a look at recent research which suggests there may be a causal link between brain injury and homelessness – two issues of great importance to our entire firm.

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Thousands of drink drivers are reoffending – what does this mean for claimants?

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As the festive season approaches, awareness of the risks of drink driving come to the forefront of our minds, not least due to an increase in adverts highlighting how, if we drink and drive, we may end up arrested, injured or possibly even dead. Fortunately, the majority of us do think twice about how we intend to travel home after meeting friends or loved ones for a drink or two.

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Royds Withy King offers helping hand to Headway

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Law firm Royds Withy King has made a generous donation to a UK charity set up to help and support people affected by brain injury.

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The future of prosthetics – two companies delivering fun and function to children who’ve experienced limb loss

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Louise Hart, partner in our Personal Injury team and expert in limb loss claims, takes a look at a couple of inspiring organisations making prosthetics easier to access for kids who live with limb loss across the world.

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Medicinal cannabis one year on remains a legal minefield

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As a specialist in representing individuals suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos-related diseases, I was invited to give a speech at Mesothelioma UK’s patient and carer day on 4 October on medicinal cannabis.

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How assistive technology can help people who have experienced mTBI

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Here, Oliver Lewis – an Assistive Technology Consultant from Lewis Support – explains what assistive technology is and how suitable solutions and products are identified. He has also included examples of how assistive technology can support individuals who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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When is fatigue more than just being tired?

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Fatigue amongst those with brain injury is often misunderstood. Here, Laura Jackson explains the difference between feeling tired and having chronic fatigue as a result of brain injury.

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What if fingers cannot be re-attached? How prosthetics tech helps those who have experienced injury to their hands

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Recent news that a man may regain the full use of his hand after severing most of it in an accident demonstrates how amazing modern medicine can be, but what happens when fingers can’t be re-attached?

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Root cause analysis reports and serious incident reports: what are they and can I challenge one?

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Incident reports are intended to establish the causes and contributory factors of a death or other avoidable event. For this reason they are very important, and something that should be taken very seriously by the trust or organisation completing them.

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What is the discount rate, and what does the latest change mean for personal injury claimants?

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With today’s announcement that the discount rate will change to minus 0.25%, we give you a quick explainer as to what it is and what the change means for claimants.

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The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme – fit for purpose?

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Jennifer Seavor, Senior Associate and specialist mesothelioma claims solicitor, looks at the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) which was introduced in 2014 and asks whether after four years more needs to be done.

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