In the UK, someone is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds with a brain injury. Brain Injury Awareness Week (15th-21st May 2023) aims to raise awareness surrounding the issues that victims and their families face as a result of a brain injury.
There are a multitude of possible causes of brain injury, including, but not limited to:
Very often, the repercussions of a brain injury are life-altering. Although medicine is developing rapidly, the person will likely face paralysis or other debilitating injuries for the rest of their life.
Brain Injury Awareness Week was set up by British charity, Headway, who work to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.
Observing Brain Injury Awareness Week
We all think ‘it will never happen to me’, but according to Headway, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital every year with an acquired brain injury.
There are several ways to recognise and support Brain Injury Awareness Week, including:
- Read about brain injuries, including the causes, medications, and the history surrounding treatments, to become better informed.
- Spread awareness of the impact that brain injuries can have. This doesn’t necessarily mean posting about it on social media; even conversing with friends or family is a sound contribution.
- Donate to brain injury charities or relevant organisations, such as a local hospital, if you have the means. In addition, donate your time. Volunteering is a great way to learn about brain injuries, and it also provides you with an opportunity to help people.
Brain Injury Solicitor
At Bridge McFarland LLP, we have a team of experienced solicitors for brain injuries based in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire but supporting clients across the UK.
We understand that suffering a brain injury has a detrimental impact on the victim, family, friends and carers. No matter the circumstances and severity of the case, seeking compassionate advice from a trusted lawyer is essential to ensure that you can sufficiently manage how the injury will affect your life.