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There are 12.9 million disabled people in the UK. That’s one in five of the total population.
19% of adults of working age - a total of 6.9 million people - are disabled. Of those who are able to work, only 3.4 million are in employment.
7% of UK children are disabled, but we don’t look at them in isolation. At Boyes Turner we know that for every child there is a family doing their best to provide the additional care and support, trying to secure the right educational assistance, struggling to cover the additional expenses and coping with the emotional stresses that come with looking after a disabled child.
Where a child or adult has suffered serious neurological or physical disability from negligent medical care or an accident that was someone else’s fault, we can help put their life back on track. Early settlements with interim payments, maximised compensation awards, expert advice and hands-on support provide our clients with rehabilitation, adapted accommodation, assistive technology, transport, respite and care. Increased mobility, communication and accessibility enhance health, self-esteem and opportunity to participate whether at school, at work, in family activities or sport.
Boyes Turner’s clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers are one of the highest rated and most successful teams in the country. Our lawyers have over 20 years experience of handling cases of the utmost severity and complexity. Our unique, integrated, multi-disciplinary approach provides a client-specific seamless service, whether that’s helping secure the right education for children and young adults with special educational needs, or managing, protecting and maximising the benefit of a compensation payment.
That’s why Boyes Turner are proud to be recommended by SCOPE. A leading charity and campaigner for equality and opportunity for disabled people, SCOPE has been providing invaluable support to disabled people, their families and carers since it was set up (as The Spastics Society) in 1952.
Not all disability is caused by negligence. There are countless causes of cerebral palsy, neurological injury and physical disability - infection, genetic and congenital disorders, tumours and strokes. Whatever the circumstances, and even where liability results in a claim, disabled people and their families can count on SCOPE for support, information and counselling.
In Scope’s own words “Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here.”
£3.1 million lump sum for brain injury suffered at birth
Admission of liability for boy with brain injury from untreated neonatal hypoglycaemia
£3,375,000 settlement for girl with dyskinetic cerebral palsy