Along with my colleagues, Nick Godwin and Will Cornwell, I recently attended a Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) ‘Managing Spinal Cord Injuries’ Study Day.
Care nurses were the predominant group of delegates at the event but there were also a number of occupational therapists in attendance as well.
Talks from doctors and nurses focused on the issue of bladder and bowel management for patients with spinal cord injuries.
There was a lot of information to take in but it provided me with a detailed insight into the myriad different issues those with spinal cord injuries have to deal with every day.
It was really interesting speaking to delegates after the talks as they found the information they were given to be a helpful refresher in terms of clarifying essential issues surrounding their work.
Most delegates were unaware of our role as specialist spinal cord injury lawyers, particularly in regard to the benefits of making a compensation claim, and we were able to convey a great deal of information about the different services we offer clients.
Nick Godwin spoke about the litigation process and the importance of early spinal cord injury rehabilitation to optimise recovery and promote independence.
The Slater and Gordon stand was popular throughout the day and we were able to sign a number of delegates up on our mailing list to keep them updated about our services and our work.
Rita Alsoof is a paralegal in the serious injuries department at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.