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BBK’s Manifesto for Injured People #ChampioningChange

At BBK we are passionate about supporting injured people, not just through winning their cases but by advocating for changes in the law. Our work is informed by our clients’ experiences and our partnerships with charities which support our clients and others like them.

We raise awareness with governments (local, central and devolved), politicians and policymakers. Our solicitors have contributed oral evidence to select committees and APPG’s, and regularly respond to consultations and calls for evidence.

In the past we have successfully campaigned to change the law on the time limits within which survivors of abuse can bring compensation claims, and to amend the civil court rules to make special provisions for vulnerable parties and witnesses. More recently, we have acted to remove Peter Sherwin’s MBE, highlighted the problems disabled people have in accessing public transport and our courtrooms and shone a light on health inequality in the NHS.

All this leads to our Manifesto for Injured People, through which we present policy ideas we believe to be vital to improving the lives of many in our society. We hope that by publishing our manifesto, the plight of seriously injured people will be in the minds of prospective parliamentary candidates as we embark on the next general election.

Our manifesto proposes 10 key areas that need to be prioritised by politicians. Within each point we have laid out clear and practical policies to carry out those priorities:

1a. Expand ‘position of trust’ roles to protect more children

1b. Introduce mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

1c. Expand concussion in sport guidelines to prevent injuries

2a. Build accessible homes

2.b Improve the accessibility of public transport

3a. Eradicate health inequality for those from ethnic minority communities

3b. Treat whistleblowers in the NHS fairly

4a. Conduct a nationwide review into maternity care and birth trauma

4b. End the maternity care postcode lottery

4c. Invest in medical research into women’s health

5a. Improve road safety with 20mph zones and smart motorway changes

5b. Update e-scooter legislation

6a. Criminalise sexual relationships between trainees and commanding officers

6b. Change the sexual trauma jurisdiction

6c. Revamp the Service Complaints process

7a. Define bullying in legislation

7b. Oblige ACAS to notify workers of the civil claims route

8a. Educate society about the effects of brain injury

8b. Support stroke survivors with Rehabilitation Prescriptions

9a. Create more spinal injury rehabilitation centres

9b. Improve education and awareness about Cauda Equina Syndrome 

9c. Provide funding for the National Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway

10a. Stop the delays in our justice system

10b. Making courtrooms more accessible and safe

10c. Reform the law on apologies in civil proceedings

You can read our manifesto in full here.

At BBK we will continue to work with politicians from all political parties to ensure injured people are prioritised in Westminster and across all levels of government.

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