Action for Brain Injury Week 2023
Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to support Action for Brain Injury Week 2023, which runs from 15 – 21 May.
Established by Headway in 2010, the annual event has become an important date in the calendar to raise awareness of the impact of acquired brain injury (ABI) and to promote understanding and support for those affected by ABI. The theme for 2023 is Every 90 Seconds, relating to Headway’s statistics that one person is admitted to hospital with an ABI every 90 seconds within the UK. Their study between 2019-20 uncovered startling statistics of an increase in hospital admissions by 12% since 2005/06. 977 admissions per day across the UK were related to brain injury. Of those, 433 were head injuries and 376 were diagnosed with stroke. The study also revealed that men were 1.5 times more likely to suffer a head injury than women, but the number of women admitted with ABI had risen by 28% since 2005. Hilary Meredith Solicitors has extensive expertise in brain injury claims, headed by Dianne Yates.