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Prevention is indeed better than cure…

The Public Policy Research think tank, IPPR, has published a timely report (coming ahead of APIL’s Injury Prevention Week) calling for the UK Government to act on the renewed focus on public health to inform the public on the role of injury prevention in public heath, both physical and mental,...

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Do your part to help everyone stay safe | Injury prevention week 2020

According to Government figures published in September 2019, there were 122,635 road traffic accidents in Great Britain the previous year, of which a staggering 24,836 involved fatal or serious injuries. The World Health Organization reports that approximately 1.35 million people die worldwide each year as a result of road traffic...

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Let’s be careful out there | Injury prevention week 2020

Be prepared for the unexpected Today marks the start of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) “Injury Prevention Week” Those of us who represent the seriously injured and the bereaved see all too often the devastation and heartbreak that being involved in an accident can bring. No one should...

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A bold vision for cycling and walking: vulnerable road users to be protected

You don’t need statistics to know that cyclists and pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable people using the roads. If you did want any proof, recent reports showing an annual increase on average of 1% per year since 2010 in pedestrian deaths, and that 83% of cyclist deaths are a...

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Neurological associations: Is there more to COVID-19 than we think?

The predominant symptoms of COVID-19 are widely recognised as being respiratory in nature (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to the senses of smell and taste), but recent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research has highlighted a growing number of case...

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Accident at work – but what actually happened?

John (name changed), a stone mason and building labourer, was working alone in an outbuilding at a rural property, rendering internal walls so they were ready to be plastered. What exactly happened is unknown (there were no witnesses to the incident and John could not remember), but he was found...

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Coronavirus and your brain: More about staying safe in difficult times

What is an ABI? In our last article we looked at how the coronavirus pandemic may be affecting the lives of those with an acquired brain injury (ABI). ABI is a term which generally covers any injury to the brain caused after birth, other than congenital or degenerative disease. ABI...

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Coronavirus and acquired brain injury

Staying safe in difficult times Everyone, without exception, is having a hard time at the moment. Whether you are the heir to the throne or the Prime Minister, it makes no difference. All men and women are equal when confronting coronavirus. There are some who are finding it more difficult...

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Brain cancer signs, types and grades. Know yours.

The background to brain tumours In the UK, almost 11,700 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year. Whilst brain tumours come in all shapes and sizes; depending on type, location and stage – the symptoms can also vary widely. Tumours develop in different parts of the brain and...

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Dementia in football

Getting ahead of the game News that the University of East Anglia will be conducting a long term study into possible links between dementia and heading a football, is to be welcomed . It was back in November 2019 that our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team held its “Boots,...

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