It’s that time of the year again where leading Brain Injury Charity, Headway launch their campaign “Action for Brain Injury Week”. This year, the Campaign is running from 14 to 20 May.

Every year, Headway actively campaigns for increased awareness of brain injury and the effects it can have. This year’s campaign is only set to build upon the success of last year’s campaign – “A New Me”.

Last year’s campaign encouraged supporters and survivors of brain injury to get creative with the way in which they share their experiences. This year’s campaign is focussed upon increasing awareness of the effects of a brain injury and will particularly highlight the fact that brain injury affects not only the individual, but also the friends, family and colleagues of those who have suffered a brain injury, maybe as a result of personality change and fatigue.

Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway, said: “Tragically, many people lose important relationships following brain injury, often leading to isolation and loneliness. However, what is also clear from our findings is that friends and family have a huge role to play in helping people to regain confidence and improve life after brain injury”. A survey conducted by Headway revealed that sadly 69% of brain injury survivors reported breakdowns in their friendships after brain injury.

The Campaign is not to look at the effects of a brain injury from a negative perspective, but rather to promote the fact that each and every person has an opportunity to have a positive impact upon the recovery of someone who has a suffered a brain injury and to help them rebuild their lives and their confidence – you may not realise it, but you can make a difference.

Here at Farleys, we know only too well the invaluable and dedicated services that Headway provide as we are accredited by Headway in the Head Injury Solicitor’s directory.

In our experience, claiming compensation has often had a positive impact on our clients, allowing them to have closure on their experiences and fund any future treatment without financial worry. If you, or someone you know has suffered a head injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated specialist team today. Call 0845 287 0939 or email us through our online enquiry form.