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Brethertons are #SCIAware

Today, Brethertons join in marking National Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day #SCIAware.

Brethertons are proud corporate partners of the Spinal Injuries Association and its work to help those who have to live with spinal cord injury.

Jon Rees who leads the spinal cord injuries team says, ‘I cannot speak highly enough of the Spinal Injuries Association and the work of people like SIA Peer Support Officer Paul Rhodes. We sponsor Paul in his and his colleagues’ tireless work in supporting newly injured people’.

Approximately every 8 hours someone in the UK suffers spinal cord injury and for those people and their families things are never the same again. Around 3 in 10 who suffer spinal cord injury do so because of the negligence of someone else. Brethertons are one of only a few specialist firms of solicitors with genuine expertise and experience in helping people with spinal cord injuries.

The Serious Injuries team frequently secures compensation that runs in to seven and eight figure sums – money needed to help the injured person rebuild their lives after spinal cord injury.  Brethertons also assists with access to benefits, property, employment, family, trust and estate planning matters, and help spinal cord injured people all over the country.

Jon and his colleagues are passionate about raising the profile of the spinal cord injuries community. Jon says, "We try to help in any way we can. Accessing the right medical care and rehabilitation; discharge to the right accommodation and with the right ongoing care and support are all vitally important. We hope #SCIAware helps as many people as possible to stop for just for a moment and contemplate what it must be like to be totally dependent on other people with many or all aspects of daily living; to have to wait until someone can help you get up or to be sent to bed to fit in with a carer’s timetable; to be constantly thwarted in trying to use public transport; for the smallest and routine things most take for granted to become major obstacles; and to be suffering in comparative silence. Brethertons wish the Spinal Injuries Association and all its partner organisations every success in raising the profile of spinal cord injuries on National Spinal Injuries Awareness Day 2017."

If a friend, or member of your family has been affected by spinal cord injury, please contact Jon Rees for a sympathetic and considerate discussion of your needs on 01788 557617 or at jonrees@brethertons.co.uk .