Headway is a brain injury association charity which was set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injuries. The charity made the difficult decision last week to postpone its Action for Brain Injury Week, which was due to take place from 11 May to 17 May 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created an extremely challenging time for so many, and Headway has understandably wanted to ensure that the health and safety of people affected by brain injury, as well as its own employees and volunteers, are the number one priority during this difficult period.
The campaign week, which aims to raise awareness of brain injury and give a voice to those affected, takes place every year and follows a theme linked to brain injury. The 2020 campaign, which has been rescheduled for the latter half of this year, will focus on memory loss and raise awareness of the ways in which memory problems can affect brain injury survivors. Headway continues to provide as much support as it can to individuals and families affected by brain injury during the ongoing pandemic.
The Penningtons Manches Cooper personal injury team has a number of specialists in acquired brain injury claims who work with clients who have suffered serious head injuries. Legal advice and representation can be a significant source of support for victims and their families, removing some of the stress and uncertainty and allowing them to secure compensation. This in turn can provide vital long term and specialist medical treatment, care, equipment and accommodation, enabling them to return to as normal a life as possible.