How can aids and equipment help children who have suffered brain injury?
As expert child injury lawyers, we understand the challenges that come with having gross or fine motor disabilities, a hearing or visual impairment and a memory or cognitive problem. We also understand that disabilities caused by a brain injury can vary significantly, and so do the aids and equipment that are available to maximise your child’s independence and make tasks of daily living easier.
Examples of aids and equipment which can help your child include:
Obtaining compensation for aids and equipment for your child will make life easier and will help them live as independently as possible. As part of the claim for compensation, we will obtain expert advice from occupational therapists, physiotherapists and assistive technology experts who will be able to recommend the right aids and equipment for your child, to assist them with activities of daily living, accessing therapies and also allow them to pursue the hobbies that they enjoy.
It is also vital that your child is able to travel safely, particularly as they get older, and if they need to travel in their wheelchair. Therefore, we will obtain compensation for a wheelchair adapted vehicle and compensation for the increased running costs of a large vehicle.
Assistive Technology is also important in maximising your child’s independence, and together with our IT experts, we will look at the latest technology that will help at school and around the home. Technology to help those living with a brain injury is constantly changing and improving and we pride ourselves in keeping up to date with the latest technology so we can help our clients identify and obtain the most appropriate equipment.
As specialist child brain injury lawyers, we will ensure that all aspects of your child’s life are considered to allow them to live as fully as possible, which will include all of the examples, above. We will not only consider the aids and equipment that they need now, but those that they will need as they get older, and for the rest of their lives.
Equipment to pursue their hobbies
Having equipment to allow your child to enjoy their hobbies is a key part of the compensation claim. As specialist brain injury lawyers, we want to get to know your family, and what you enjoy doing together, and what your child loves doing, so we can help them to pursue their passions.
For some of our clients, their passion is horse riding, sensory lights, singing lessons, snow boarding and surfing. We believe that this is an important part of the claim for compensation and the difference that it had made to our families’ quality of life is evident in the photos.
We a proud legal partner of Newlife, which is a charity that provides thousands of items of equipment to disabled children: www.newlifecharity.co.uk
We look forward to attending Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions organised by Disabled Living twice a year, which is a free exhibition dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs. It is the place to go for the most up to date advice and information on aids and equipment: www.kidzexhibitions.co.uk
We are proud to work with Peeps HIE, which is a charity dedicated to supporting those affected by Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and amongst all the fabulous work that they do, they provide funding towards the cost of equipment: www.peeps-hie.org/hie-awareness-suppor
Designability is a UK charity that runs the Wizzybug Loan Scheme, providing free powered wheelchairs for very young disabled children. You can apply online and their in-house Occupational Therapy team are available to answer any questions you may have. They also provide an Access Fund to support families with travel costs to their handover appointments, should they need it. https://designability.org.uk/meet-wizzybug/apply-free-wizzybug/
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