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Topic Archives: Media-Coverage

Woman sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury while walking her dog
  • 18.09.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury head injury traumatic brain injury
A reality TV star from New Zealand has been left unable to walk or pour herself a cup of coffee after suffering a traumatic brain injury earlier this year, whilst out walking her dog. Read the rest of this post...
Researchers create molecule to restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain
Researchers have created a molecule that can restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain on mice with neurological disorders such as spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebellar ataxia. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Hands-free driving could be legal on UK roads by spring 2021
  • 20.08.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Personal Injury road traffic accident
This week the government announced the launch of a consultation into ‘automated lane keeping systems’ (ALKS), technology which, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, could reduce the number of road traffic accidents. Read the rest of this post...
Injury Prevention Week 2020
  • 19.08.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Road safety Personal Injury APIL serious injury Department for Transport pedestrian safety green cross code
This week is Injury Prevention Week 2020 (17-21 August) - an awareness week hosted by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). The theme this year will focus on pedestrian safety, after research carried out by YouGov found worrying gaps in road safety knowledge among consumers. Read the rest of this post...
Car insurance claims involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists increase
  • 18.08.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Road safety Personal Injury serious injury cyclist injury pedestrian injured lockdown injury prevention week
The number of car insurance claims received by insurer More Than for bodily injury involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists has doubled in recent months. Our Hugh Potter, Head of Personal Injury, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Club doctors should have final say on concussion substitutes in football
  • 05.08.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury serious injury head injury concussion football Concussion Syndrome post concussion syndrome mild traumatic head injury concussion in football
Gary Herbert, Partner in our Personal Injury team, backs calls for trained club doctors to have the final say on the use of concussion substitutes in football and to be able to carry out a proper assessment of players away from the fans and coaches. Read the rest of this post...
UK‘s first Cycle Optimised Protected Signals junction launched in Manchester
  • 16.07.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury serious injury road traffic accident catastrophic injury RAC head injury Manchester road traffic collision cycle safety CYCLOPS bike safety cycle accident Highways England
The UK‘s first Cycle Optimised Protected Signals junction, which segregates pedestrians and cyclists from traffic through an innovative design, has been launched in Manchester. Our Hugh Potter, Head of Personal Injury and Senior Partner here at Potter Rees Dolan, comments. Read the rest of this post...
Different Phil: A brain injury survivor's story
  • 02.07.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury serious injury rehabilitation head injury recovery Acquired Brain Injury traumatic brain injury severe head injury
Phil Allen, a former Personal Injury client of ours, suffered a brain injury in a cycling accident 10 years ago. Phil has recently started a blog in which he hopes to paint a picture of himself, his life and his journey. In doing so, he hopes to provide encouragement and inspiration to other brain injury survivors. Read the rest of this post...
Inspiring amputee to release documentary about her road to recovery
  • 29.06.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • amputation Personal Injury serious injury amputee catastrophic injury compensation loss of limbs
A woman who lost her leg when she was struck by a taxi in New York in 2013, will give an insight into her journey coming to terms with life as an amputee in an upcoming documentary. Read the rest of this post...
Calvert Reconnections: A home from home for ABI survivors
  • 29.06.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence, Personal-injury
  • Clinical negligence Brain Injury Personal Injury serious injury rehabilitation head injury Acquired Brain Injury traumatic brain injury
In September this year, the doors are set to open to a brand-new neuro-rehabilitation specialist residential centre based in the Lake District. Read the rest of this post...

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