Smart motorways up to a third deadlier than roads with hard shoulders
Official recent figures show that the death rate on smart motorways is up to a third higher compared to motorways with hard shoulders. Read the rest of this post...
Former Crystal Palace Women captain issues concussion warning after career was cut short
Former captain of Crystal Palace Women, Freya Holdaway, whose career was cut short after suffering a series of concussions during the game said her symptoms would only have got worse if she hadn't stopped playing. Read the rest of this post...
Department of Culture, Media and Sport hold expert meeting on head injuries in sport
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held its first parliamentary session on head injuries in sport on Tuesday 9th March. Read the rest of this post...
Parliament launch inquiry into links between sport & long-term brain injury
A parliamentary inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury has been launched. MPs belonging to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee will call witnesses to examine the issue. Read the rest of this post...
Lake District Calvert Trust saved by appeal
Cumbria based outdoor activity centre Lake District Calvert Trust, which was at risk of closure, will now be able to reopen in part thanks to the fundraising efforts of a boy who lives with a severe brain injury. Read the rest of this post...
Headway reiterates belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed”
Leading brain injury charity Headway - the brain injury association has reiterated its belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed” following their domestic application for the first time. Read the rest of this post...
New amputation surgery could increase control and reduce pain for patients
A new type of surgery could help amputees control their remaining muscles and sense where their “phantom limb” is in space, which according to a study should mean better control of prosthetic limbs and less pain for patients. Our Richard Edwards comments here. Read the rest of this post...
BBC investigation reveals 'shocking' blue badge scheme disparities
A BBC investigation has found that people with non-visible disabilities - such as autism or Parkinson's disease - face a "shocking disparity" when applying for a blue badge parking permit compared to their counterparts with physical impairments. Our Ruth Wright comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Cricket authorities discuss if permitted use of bouncer should continue under current guidelines
Cricket authorities are to discuss whether the bouncer’s permitted use should continue under current guidelines. Our Gary Herbert, Partner in our Personal Injury team and a specialist in handling brain injury claims, comments here. Read the rest of this post...