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Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Solicitors' Training Day
Mon 24th Oct 2011 Personal injury
I attended the SIA annual solicitors day in London last Thursday. It is designed to give specialist training to their panel members to help keep them up to date and and aware of new initiatives.
I listened to some really interesting talks on what to be
aware of when investigating accidents board, life expectancy, assistive
technology as well as what evidence you need to satisfy a Court that a large
interim payment should be awarded to enable an injured client to purchase and
adapt a new home without having to wait until the case has
settled. The two talks I
found most interestesting were from Ian Hosking a spinal injured young man who spoke
about sport and how this had helped him after his injury. He had joined London
Wheelchair Ruby Club and
showed a short promotional video. The "hits" were phenomenal. Wheelchair rugby certainly isn't
a sport for the faint hearted.
I also enjoyed a talk from Jon Graham from Physio Function. He spoke about the differences in othopeadic and neurology assessments for SCI individuals and how clients who have been discharged from NHS rehab have been assisted with further private therapy. I also learnt that those who suffer spinal injuries in the UK and Australia have better life expectancies than those living in the US. This is due in part to the hospital care. After spinal cord injury, people have a much shorter stay in rehab. This is a matter of weeks as opposed to months in the UK and Australia. It was a really interesting day.
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