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Supporting brain injury survivors

Carrying on the theme of brain injury awareness, we look at supporting brain injury survivors.

Recovering compensation for clients is only part of the story for our legal experts.

We talk about supporting brain injury survivors, but what does that look like in real terms?

One example is that of a 21-year-old male who we were working with after he suffered a brain injury. At the time of his accident, Rob was still living at home with his parents.

As is quite common in brain injury survivors, his injury made him prone to bursts of anger.

These outbursts often came unexpectedly and could be difficult for family members to cope with. Robs mum found it particularly distressing. His younger sibling couldn’t manage with the situation and moved out of the family home.

Working with the family, we began looking at the feasibility of Rob moving out of the family home and taking up his own tenancy.

We appointed a case manager to look at carrying out an independent living trial. This involved identifying a suitable property that was affordable; Rob tended to be impulsive, so this was especially difficult.

Once a property was secured, we helped to manage the purchase of furniture, electrical goods and all the basics, such as crockery and bedding.

The next stage involved providing a support worker who would help Rob with his independent living, especially tasks like shopping and paying bills.

Rob now lives his own life with the financial security that his compensation provides.

If you need specialist legal advice following an accident or medical negligence that has resulted in a brain injury, call and speak to us today, in total confidence – 01302 320621.

Specialist advice and support is also available from Headway.