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Headway UK’s Chief Executive, Peter McCabe has extended the brain injury charity’s support to the family of Michael Schumacher who has recently been involved in a skiing accident.
The accident has meant that the Formula one veteran has been in a coma with his family by his bedside. Mr. McCabe said that the charity knows how difficult it is for the family of people who are in a coma and appreciates the uncertain future he may face. He said: “The thoughts of everyone associated with the charity are with Michael and his family at this difficult time.”
Michael Schumacher is currently in a French hospital after his skiing accident caused him severe brain trauma. Mr. McCabe added that the tragic accident has emphasised the need for ‘immediate medical attention’ he also said that his advice to anyone skiing or snowboarding would be to always wear a helmet. He added: “ Our advice to anyone planning on going skiing or snowboarding this season is to make sure you wear a helmet and always seek medical attention if you fall and hit your head.”
If you have suffered any kind of head injury then it is important to seek medical attention as soon as you can. Even if it appears you have a minor injury, getting medical advice as soon as possible could be imperative to your recovery.
The effects of a brain injury vary greatly; in serious cases, you will have been admitted to hospital and may need 24-hour care. You may have had to pay for rehabilitation costs and it is likely you have been unable to work as a result.
In order for your claim to be successful, it must be clearly demonstrated that the fault of your accident has been down to someone else’s fault. This could be your employer who did not carry out its duty of care to you; clinical negligence from a medical professional; or because you have fallen from a height or tripped over while at work or in a public place.
Jefferies Solicitors are experts in brain injury claims and we have a strong track record in helping brain injury survivors pursue their claims successfully. If you would like more information and advice on how to make a brain injury claim then please get in touch with our no win no fee solicitors on 0800 342 3206.
If you feel that you have cause to make an accident claim for compensation, please contact our team of Jefferies no win, no fee solicitors, on our national accident helpline above or fill out our quick online enquiry form so that one of our team can advise on your prospects of claiming for your injuries following an accident.
Your call will be treated in the strictest of confidence by our team of highly experienced solicitors.
Published 13th February 2015.