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Are Midwife-Led Birth Centres (MLBCs) safe?

The upsetting BBC Panorama episode that aired on 29 January 2024 described the tragic, avoidable deaths of two babies: Jasper White and Margot Bowtell, who…

By Claudia Hillemand
How long will it take to settle my brain injury claim?

I thought it would be useful to write a series of blogs dealing with difficult questions that people ask when they are thinking about whether…

By Laura Barlow
The benefits of music therapy in brain injury rehab - securing funding against the odds

Music therapy is a powerful holistic therapy for adults with acquired brain injury, but we at Bolt Burdon Kemp often must battle for alternative treatments…

By Alexandra Cain
Protecting lone construction workers: What employers must do to avoid head and brain injuries

Are you a lone worker on a construction site? If so, you’re exposed to the same dangers as other construction workers – but your risk…

By Hokman Wong
Attention smombies! Campaign launched as quarter of children crossing road distracted by phones

Are you and your children aware of the dangers of crossing the road while looking down at your phones? First News, the newspaper for young…

By Stephanie De La Haye
Soaring inquest delays are devastating families and jeopardising evidence – we need an urgent plan

The UK’s current coronial system is plagued with delay and is consequently failing to provide adequate support to bereaved families. The outcome of inquest investigations…

By Jennifer Ellis
Op COURAGE – The NHS service supporting veteran’s mental health

The holidays can often be a difficult time for Service personnel who may struggle with their mental health. I wanted to raise awareness about one…

By Phoebe Newell
Op RESTORE – Tailored NHS treatment for veterans with physical injuries

At this time of year, I often think about my clients who may be struggling with their rehabilitation. I wanted to raise awareness about one…

By Phoebe Newell
The blame game in construction site accidents: A case study

Construction sites are inherently dangerous and unpredictable places. That’s why sticking to your own role on a construction site is crucial for safety and efficiency.…

By Hokman Wong
What does not wearing a cycle helmet mean for your claim?

Our specialist Adult Brain Injury team frequently represents cyclists who have sustained serious brain injuries in road traffic collisions. We know not wearing a helmet…

By Cillian Davis
'More than half' of teaching assistants hurt by violent students - here's how we helped…

Are you a teaching assistant who has been hurt by a violent student? You are not alone. A survey by Unison In 2016 found more…

By Hokman Wong
The rise in missed opportunities related to mental health and self harm

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we have noticed a rise in cases and enquiries to the Military Claims team, related to missed opportunities in diagnosing and…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Counting Sheep: How to help your child with a brain condition sleep better

Sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. But how much sleep do we need? And what if your child has a brain condition…

By Charlotte Wailes
How PTSD can strike parents after birth due to inadequate maternity care

The Maternity Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital has recently dropped two ratings to ‘inadequate’. Some of the problems highlighted can lead to PTSD in…

By Mollie Benjamin
Non-Freezing Cold Injury vs Raynaud’s Syndrome

With the temperature dropping across the U.K. as we enter the winter months, it can be a very challenging time for service personnel and veterans…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Seeking justice for injured passengers: navigating claims after the driver has died

In the aftermath of a tragic road traffic accident, it is a daunting task for an injured passenger to consider pursuing a claim for compensation,…

By Alexandra Cain
The “Warrior Mentality” and the impact on service personnel in accessing medical help

The Military exists in a culture of toughness, where an individual’s strength, resilience and perseverance are rewarded by being promoted through the ranks. This culture…

By Emily White
Real-life case: Helping our client transition to new life after devastating car accident

When someone suffers a life-changing injury due to someone else’s negligence, our commitment goes far beyond seeking compensation. Here is just one example where we…

By Ipek Tugcu
Seeking justice with severe brain injury - litigation friends and legal capacity explained

In the Adult Brain Injury Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, we handle a range of complex cases where clients have suffered serious brain injuries. Unfortunately,…

By Cillian Davis
Rehabilitation in personal injury and medical negligence brain injury claims

Rehabilitation is our priority Our focus in the Adult Brain Injury team is prioritising rehabilitation in personal injury or medical negligence claims. We understand that…

By Ipek Tugcu

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