Hugh James Neuro Team runs Cardiff Half Marathon in honour of client who died from brain injury

17 Oct 2017 | Case Studies | Press coverage


On 11 October 2017, our clients, David ‘Andrew’ Jones and his family featured in a Wales Online story which spoke highly of the services provided by Wales Air Ambulance.

Mr Jones was injured in a farming accident in February 2014 and sustained a severe brain injury which resulted in him being in a minimally conscious state for 3 years before he sadly passed away earlier this year. Mr Jones was air lifted by Wales Air Ambulance from Tregaron, where the accident took place, to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. In the following year, Andrew was treated in various hospitals including UHW, Bronglais and Frenchay and Southmead in Bristol, before returning to UHW due to his acute health care needs. In May 2015, he was transferred to Awel y Mor Care Home in Swansea and received specialist care funded by NHS Continuing Care until he sadly died earlier this year.

Whilst Mr Jones was at hospital and at Awel y Mor, he required specialist neuro-rehabilitation, which included neuro-physiotherapy, occupational therapy and music therapy. It has been my privilege to represent Mr Jones and his family. Very soon after being instructed, we managed to secure an interim payment to fund the specialist therapies Mr Jones needed and which also helped Mr Jones’ family fund loss of earnings, travel costs and gratuitous care whilst they were caring for their loved one.

The specialist brain injury team at Hugh James represents many clients who are, sadly, in similar situations to Mr Jones’ family and is willing to meet with new clients wherever they feel most comfortable, whether it is at hospital, at home or elsewhere. The team has over 30 years’ experience of representing both adults and children affected by brain injury all over England and Wales. Its multi-disciplinary team includes solicitors with national reputations, a qualified social worker, an accountant and an experienced Court of Protection deputy who are able to manage the financial affairs of those who lack mental capacity as defined under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The team stands apart from many others with its friendly and professional approach and prides itself on the fact that it focuses not only on achieving the highest possible settlement, but also aims to help clients gain early access to specialist rehabilitation in order to ensure the best chance of recovery.

Click here to read more about our specialist brain injury team.

A team of runners from Hugh James recently took part in the Cardiff ½ Marathon and raised over £1,700 for Wales Air Ambulance which will fund at least one potentially lifesaving mission.

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