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Action for Brain Injury Week 2012

14th May 2012

Action for Brain Injury week is from 14th to 20th May 2012 and is run by the charity Headway, with whom we are closely associated, which has been set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.

Each year an estimated one million people attend hospital A&E departments in the UK following head injury. It is believed that many more head injuries go unreported and are not assessed by medical professionals.

Headway’s mission is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to affected people, their families and carers.

A head injury, even if fairly minor, can have a significant effect on a person’s life in the short term and in some more serious instances, long term too. The most common problems include personality changes, slowness, poor memory, irritability, bad temper, tiredness and depression, all of which can be difficult to deal with on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, many traumatic brain injuries resulting from accidents at work or road accidents are preventable. In the case of cycle accident injuries, a review of studies from the UK, Australia and the USA illustrates a large and consistent protective effect from cycle helmets, reducing the risk of brain injury by up to a staggering 88%.

At George Ide LLP we have a specialist department dedicated to personal injury claims with significant experience dealing with all types of injury from relatively minor whiplash claims to the most severe brain injury claims.

If you would like to find out more about our services or would like to make a claim please do contact us and we will make sure that you are properly advised so that you are in best position to make a decision on whether to proceed.

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