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The Government’s new Disability Action Plan: A good start but there’s a long way to…

Last week the Government announced a new Disability Action Plan for the UK and while it is welcome news, disability groups say more needs to…

By Victoria Oliver
The disabled community deserves representation, so why did Number 10 just downgrade their minister?

Earlier this year I wrote a blog entitled ‘The power of words’ looking at how the language we use, especially around disability, is important. Language…

By Victoria Oliver
Accessible taxis are essential for people with disabilities, so why aren’t they mandatory?

Taxis and private hire vehicles should be accessible for those with disabilities, according to updated guidance published by the Government. While I welcome the acknowledgement…

By Victoria Oliver
Inspiring journey of our friends at CESCI in supporting Cauda Equina Syndrome patients

In our continued partnership with the Cauda Equina Spinal Cord Injury (CESCI) group, we have been privileged to witness and support the incredible work they…

By Alex Dabek
Government u-turn on ticket office closures and barriers to accessible public transport

This week, the Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, instructed rail operators to cancel plans to close rail ticket offices. The proposals, put forward by the Government,…

By Victoria Oliver
Spinal Injuries Association develops new counselling model with NHS

A new free counselling service for those with spinal cord injury and their friends and family has been launched in the southeast. Spinal Injuries Association…

By Victoria Oliver
Hearing what young people with spinal injury want at the Back Up Youth Advisory Group…

When it comes to dealing with children it’s all too easy to assume that we, as adults, know what’s best. As part of Bolt Burdon…

By Victoria Oliver
Spinal injuries in rugby; an accepted risk of the game?

With the 2023 Rugby World Cup now in full action, when watching the games, I find myself back in my personal injury solicitor shoes and…

By Victoria Moore
What to do if your loved one dies during their claim

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, our clients come to us to assist them with piecing their lives back together following serious injury. We develop close working…

By Meyer Hazard
What happens if I am the victim of an accident AND medical negligence?

For most people, they go through life without sustaining a life changing injury. However, for some they may experience a life changing injury because of…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Disabled people like fashion too - so why does social media keep banning it?

I love finding clothes that look good and feel good. The clothes I wear can completely change my mood and if someone compliments me on…

By Evangeline Ashby
Accidents at work & spinal cord injury – A myth buster

I recently wrote a blog looking at some common myths surrounding accidents involving road traffic accidents. As I detailed in that blog, every year, around…

By Victoria Oliver
Road traffic collisions & spinal cord injury – A myth buster

Every year, around the world between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury and road traffic collisions still account for a significant number…

By Victoria Oliver
This is #SeriousSh1t – A Spinal Injuries Association Campaign

“Imagine …… you are unwell, trapped in bed. Despite asking for help you have been told you cannot go to the toilet. You have been…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK announce sponsorship of Back Up Youth Advisory Group

“No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.”  Kailash Satyarth Children are amazing. I hold…

By Victoria Oliver
Nitrous Oxide (N20) – It’s no laughing matter

You have probably heard of Nitrous oxide, if not by its official name by its more common name – ‘laughing gas’. Laughing gas isn’t new;…

By Victoria Oliver
SEATRAC and the path to making summer accessible

When I think of summer, I think of barbecues, sun and, of course, going to the beach. The unfortunate reality for many wheelchair users is…

By Tanya Kaka
Witness appeal – Mr Khai Sing Lam, spinal surgeon at HCA’s London Bridge Hospital

I represent a client who has suffered life-changing injury following treatment in 2016 under the care of Mr Khai Sing Lam, a consultant orthopaedic and…

By Alex Dabek
I already have a Spinal Cord Injury, can I claim?

I recently spoke to a client who had a pre-existing spinal cord injury which she believed had been made worse by negligent treatment. However, before…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Spinal Fusion – what is it and what can you expect? A teenager’s perspective

What is spinal fusion?  Spinal fusion is the process of joining two or more vertebrae together by placing an additional section of bone in the…

By Tanya Kaka

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