Brain Injury victims ‘cut out of society’

Due to massive cuts in rehabilitation services, brain injury victims in the UK (numbering over a million), may be forced to find their own way of funding their steps on the road to rehabilitation.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Many who feel unable to continue to care for their loved one may feel they have no option other than resorting to residential care, which can cost thousands of pounds a week.

Due to massive cuts in rehabilitation services, brain injury victims in the UK (numbering over a million), may be forced to find their own way of funding their steps on the road to rehabilitation.

A combination of NHS funding and welfare budget reforms, has meant the much needed rehabilitation and support services that brain injury victims rely on have been removed.

Headway, a charity that works to improve life after a brain injury has been outraged at this decision, warning that these cuts would not be cost effective and force people to become more dependent on more expensive long-term state support further on in their recovery.

Headway representative, Luke Griggs, stated that people with brain injuries were being “cut out of society due to lack of access to vital support services. Not only is this morally wrong but it also demonstrates a short-sighted approach. Cutting rehabilitation services or reducing access to them is a false economy, as it reduces the chances of people with brain injury regaining their independence.”

He further added that these cuts would put extra stress on victims’ families. “Many who feel unable to continue to care for their loved one may feel they have no option other than resorting to residential care, which can cost thousands of pounds a week.”

A brain injury is a devastating and life changing injury and can lead to many years of expensive rehabilitation. However if the brain injury has been caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s vital you seek an experienced head and brain injury lawyer who can help you receive compensation to cover ongoing care, treatment costs and a properly funded rehabilitation programme to help you rebuild your life and ease the financial stress involved.

Freeclaim Solicitors have over 25 years’ experience in head and brain injury claims and are proud members of the Headway Panel (a directory of brain injury solicitors experienced in handling brain injury claims). Quality of life for their clients after an accident is at the forefront of what they do.

They work with leading head and brain injury experts extensively during your claim to ensure both past and future needs are met.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, contact Freeclaim Solicitors and speak to an experienced brain injury solicitor who will fight for the rightful amount of compensation. They have a track record of success and have experience in six figure and seven figure compensation settlements after a serious head injury. Visit www.freeclaim.co.uk for more information.


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