Action For Brain Injury Week 2022: See The Hidden Me – 16th May – 22nd May 2022
Action for Brain Injury Week this year is from 16th to 22nd May 2022. The theme is See The Hidden Me, which is focusing on brain injury as a hidden disability.
This week, charities, medical organisations and legal teams will be raising awareness on behalf of brain injury victims, looking to reduce the stigma and improve outcomes for those affected.
What is An Acquired Brain Injury?
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain, which has occurred following birth. It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), such as those caused by trauma for example from a road traffic accident, fall or assault, and non-Traumatic Brain Injuries related to other medical conditions including encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, substance abuse, brain tumour and oxygen deprivation resulting from a cardiac arrest or other causes.
Headway UK, the Brain Injury Association are a fantastic charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services to those affected. Their services include a Freephone Nurse led helpline, emergency fund and an in depth informative website and award winning publications and factsheets.
Headway is sharing the results of the See the Hidden Me study which found that 76% of brain injury survivors experience problems on a daily basis because of the hidden, and often misunderstood nature of brain injury.
Child Brain Injury Trust
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a national charity, which provides emotional and practical support to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK through its team of Child and Family Support Coordinators. Other services include, advice, information and training for parents, carers and professionals
To get involved with the campaign, use the hashtags #seethehiddenme #abiweek. For more information, about Headway and The Child Brain Injury Trust click https://www.headway.org.uk/ and https://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/
How Hodge Jones & Allen can help
Compensation is a vital tool to help victims fund the care they need to live with or rehabilitate their injuries and Hodge Jones and Allen has a rich history of helping brain-injured clients achieve this.
Our specialist Personal Injury Team are committed to providing high quality accessible legal advice whilst ensuring client’s expectations and aims are met with a grounded, accessible and professional service.
If the claim is on behalf of a protected party then our Court of Protection team will also be on hand to assist with the administration of compensation and navigating you through the entire deputyship process.
If you would like to speak to someone within our Personal Injury team to discuss whether you may have a serious injury claim then please contact our offices on 0808 271 9413.