The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) are holding their annual Injury Awareness Week from 26th to 30th June.
This year, they are highlighting that each week as many as 30,000 people across the UK will be injured as a result of an accident or medical negligence.
These injuries were caused by someone else and could have been avoided.
This Injury Awareness Week, APIL are asking that everyone considers the impact of injuries on the people suffering them and how unjust it must feel when injuries are caused because of an accident that wasn’t your fault or a medical mistake.
Lester Aldridge is supporting this campaign.
Injuries caused by an accident or medical negligence can have a huge physical, emotional and financial impact, which can be life-changing. Sometimes the result, tragically, will be death. Some injuries come with complex psychological impacts, and the effect on day-to-day life can be devastating.
A study conducted by APIL shows that of those UK adults who have ever become ill or been injured because of someone else’s negligence:
- 25% had to give up work for a period of time.
- 26% say that their mental health deteriorated.
- 21% could no longer pursue their interests or hobbies.
- 15% said that their relationships with friends or family suffered.
- 9% had to give up work permanently.
- 13% had to reduce their hours at work because of negligence.
How can Lester Aldridge help?
At Lester Aldridge, we have a team of skilled Personal Injury and Medical Negligence lawyers who are members of APIL and who will secure the maximum compensation possible for their clients. Liz Oaten, Partner and clinical negligence solicitor, is accredited on the APIL Clinical Negligence Specialist Scheme, and Lester Aldridge is proud to support APIL’s Injury Awareness Week.
Not only does the team have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but they also have access to leading medical experts and barristers, creating a skilled and formidable legal team.
Lester Aldridge has successfully obtained millions of pounds in compensation for individuals who have suffered life-altering injuries, particularly spinal, brain and birth injuries.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault or clinical (medical) negligence, please email online.enquiries@LA-law.com or call 0344 967 0791 to speak with someone in our team.