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Man left paralysed after London terror attack has house developed

  • 09.03.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal cord injury catastrophic injury DIY SOS wheelchair accessible serious personal injury

DIYSOS.jpgThe impact of life after a catastrophic injury was shown in the latest episode of DIY SOS on BBC One which featured injured police officer PC Kris Aves.

He suffered a spinal cord injury during the Westminster Bridge attack back in March 2017 after being hit by a speeding car leaving him paralysed.

Seven months after the terror attack, Kris was still in hospital away from his family as his home wasn't wheelchair accessible.

A front step would obstruct his wheelchair getting inside the house and the doorways are too narrow not to mention the multiple flights of stairs.

The team from DIY SOS stepped in to work on the family home to enable Kris to leave hospital and go back to being a family man with his two young children.

Rachel Rees, Solicitor Consultant at Potter Rees Dolan, said:

This amazing episode about the very courageous PC Kris Aves and his wonderful family was a superb real-life illustration of just why it’s essential for the homes of those with life changing injuries to be fully accessible for them, and how when done well this can transform their situation.

We are passionate about this at Potter Rees Dolan and we fight to obtain compensation as early as possible to allow it to happen, because genuine adjustment and rehabilitation can only properly begin from then onwards.

It was heart-warming to see how hundreds of volunteers came together to help with the project, and even more so to see the fabulous home they produced and the family’s joy at being back together at last.

You can watch the full episode here.

Rachel Rees is a Solicitor Consultant in personal injury here at Potter Rees Dolan. Should you have any queries about personal injury issues or indeed any other aspect of this article and wish to speak to Rachel or any other member of the team please contact us on 0161 237 5888 or email Rachel directly.