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Clarke Willmott supports Action For Brain Injury Week

National law firm Clarke Willmott is once again supporting Action For Brain Injury week this year.

The campaign was created by brain injury charity Headway in 2010 and provides an annual opportunity to raise awareness of brain injuries caused by road traffic accidents, accidents at work, brain tumours, encephalitis and meningitis.

This year Action For Brain Injury week takes place from May 20 – 26 and has its theme “A Life Re-Written”,

The campaign highlights how brain injury can affect anyone at any time, focusing particularly on how it throws plans into disarray, changes life goals, and even the sense of who we are.

It will cite positive examples of brain injury survivors who have experienced post-traumatic growth and successfully rebuilt their careers, relationships and lives, outlining the realism of life post-brain injury and how positive outcomes aren’t always the norm.

It will also discuss an individual’s “sliding doors” moment – for example the time their brain injury occurred or when they learned of their illness, reinforcing how brain injury can happen to anyone at any time.

Clarke Willmott is a long-term partner of Headway and an accredited head injury solicitor.

Lee Hart, partner and personal injury team manager at Clarke Willmott, said: “The campaign will tell the story of plans gone awry.

“Most of us have at least a rough life-plan in our heads, however, plans can be violently thrown off course either by an illness or accident leading to brain injury. These events will often come out of nowhere and may spark a re-evaluation of life aims and objectives, requiring a recalibration of what is important to us.”

Partner Philip Edwards, another of Clarke Willmott’s brain injury claims experts and an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, added: “I have been a supporter of Headway for around 30 years and since they launched started Action for Brain Injury Week I have been a strong campaigner for it.

“In my role representing brain injury survivors, I am constantly reminded of the life-changing impact of these injuries and I will do everything in my power to raise awareness and offer support to those who have been injured.”

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