Serious injury solicitors Coles Miller will be supporting the charity Headway’s Action For Brain Injury Week (May 18-24 2015).
Lawyers and other staff at the firm will be backing Hats for Headway Day on Friday May 22 - fundraisers will be wearing zany headgear in return for donations.
On Monday May 18 Headway is due to publish its latest report on hospital admissions for acquired brain injuries.
There is growing concern that people who have been treated in hospital for head injuries are being discharged home without the proper follow-up assessments for possible long term brain injuries.
Assessments are not being carried out due to cuts to health authority and social services budgets, it is feared.
Coles Miller Partner Adrian Cormack - who specialises in complex brain injury cases - said: “The worry is that brain injuries are being diagnosed too late when they have already had an impact on the victim’s ability to work and possibly their marriage.
“Brain injuries can result in personality changes but the effects can be quite subtle at first so they are not always immediately obvious,” he added.
Mr Cormack, who is the head of Coles Miller’s personal injury department, is also chairman of the trustees at Headway Dorset.
He is recommended in the UK Legal 500 guide to Britain’s top solicitors for his expertise in dealing with complex brain injury cases across the UK.
Headway - the brain injury association - provides information and support to injury victims, their families and carers. It also campaigns to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of brain injuries.
Poole-based Headway Dorset offers rehabilitation and support packages; assistance with medication; help with tasks such as shopping, attending appointments, budgeting and paperwork; peer support; community and social activities; respite services to help carers.
Coles Miller has five offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Broadstone, Christchurch and Wimborne.
Its 14 Partners and 120 staff help families by providing expert advice on areas of the law including residential and commercial conveyancing, leasehold property, divorce, wills, personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial and employment law, disputes and litigation.
For more information on head and brain injury compensation claims, contact Coles Miller Partner Adrian Cormack, 01202 673011.
Win A Signed Coronation St Script...
Hats for Headway Day, Friday May 22 2015
Coronation Street star and Headway supporter Ben Price - who plays brain injury survivor Nick Tilsley in the ITV soap - has secured a great prize for the winner of the Hats for Headway 'Best Hat' competition - a signed script from Coronation Street’s 50th anniversary live show.
The script has been signed by cast members including Jack Shepherd (who plays David Platt), Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald) and Jane Danson (Leanne Tilsley).
To pledge your support for Headway Dorset in this year’s Hats for Headway Day, contact Sue Mottram, 01202 606560 or 07802 274940.
To enter the competition, share via Twitter a photograph or video of yourself wearing a funny hat to raise funds for Headway using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway or via the national charity’s website at www.headway.org.uk/hats-for-headway-day.aspx, where you’ll also see the terms and conditions.