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Brethertons put on Hats for Headway

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Today, Brethertons' Serious Injury team donned their wackiest hats to raise vital funds for those living with the effects of brain injury. As part of Action for Brain Injury Week 2017 (8 – 14 May), Hats for Headway day has been organised by the...

Discount Rate Reduced. Help for seriously injured Claimants!

Jon Rees
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I help people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. It seems this morning, the government might have as well. It has been announced today that the discount rate will now be reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%. If you have ongoing losses (perhaps future loss of...

Types of Brain Injury Explained

Kerry Hudson
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The brain, the hub of the human body.  It uses 20% of your energy and 77% of it is made up of water.  2 pints of blood flow through the brain every 2 minutes and during your waking hours, it produces enough energy to light up a light bulb. It...

Visiting Pace Rehabilitation

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I was acutely reminded of the importance of Road Safety Awareness Week last week when I visited Pace Rehabilitation in Chesham at the invitation of Jamie Gillespie and his colleagues. Pace assisted a client of mine, most recently, late last year with her...

Brethertons' Specialist Appointed as Secretary of Brain Injury Special Interest Group

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  Brethertons’ Katherine Lennon, has been elected as secretary of the Brain Injury specialist interest group (SIG) for the national not-for-profit Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) APIL is the leading organisation in personal...

Supporting Hats for Headway 2016

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The team from Brain Injury supported this year's Hats for Headway by wearing their wackiest hats to work! Read the full story on the Rugby Advertiser Website ...

Is punishment for drivers who've caused brain injuries too lenient?

Kerry Hudson
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It was reported last week in the Birmingham Mail that two motorists were jailed for dangerous driving, having crashed into another driver while they were racing at speeds of up to 130mph. Their victim was in a coma for several weeks after the...

Back to school... worried about contact sports?

Kerry Hudson
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There is no doubt most parents want to encourage children to play sports.  It’s good for a number of reasons but how safe are sports like Rugby? In an open letter dated 1st March 2016, signed by more than 70 doctors and health experts, a warning...

Competing in the Olympics for those with a Brain Injury

Kerry Hudson
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At Brethertons we are passionate about ensuring clients who have suffered acquired brain injuries have just as a fulfilling life after an accident as they did before. For some clients, that means participating in sports, whether that’s on a...

Will Increasing Court Fees Jeopardise Your Claim?!

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Last month we saw the Ministry of Justice announce a further increase to the Court Fees.  This is in addition to the massive increase that took place in March 2015 which has had a particular impact on catastrophic personal injury cases in particular....

Who controls my affairs if I suffer a brain injury?

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Capacity is a sensitive and difficult issue for anyone to think about; however is it something that affects a large number of brain injury survivors. Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, a person is deemed to lack capacity, in relation to a matter, if they...

Action for Brain Injury Week: 9th - 15th May 2016

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As part of Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week , the staff at Brethertons will be participating in a number of activities to raise awareness of Brain Injury and raise donations for the Charity. This year,  Headway ’s focus during...

Raising awareness of brain injuries

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Awareness of brain injury and its long term implications has, arguably, never been higher - even in Hollywood! Some might say it is about time because brain injury is the biggest single cause of disability or death worldwide. In his new film...

Mind over matter... but what if your mind is what's the matter?

Kerry Hudson
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A BBC documentary, “Me and my new brain: Brain Injury in Young People” aired recently and focused on the rehabilitation of Charlie Elmore following a traumatic brain injury. It was fascinating. What’s clear is that every recovery is...