Supporting APIL Injury Awareness Week 2023

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Supporting APIL Injury Awareness Week 2023
LPC & GDL Matthew Shiels
Legally reviewed by: LPC & GDL Matthew Shiels In: Personal Injury

AWH Solicitors Supporting Injury Awareness Week 2023

AWH Solicitors takes great pride in its commitment to supporting Injury Awareness Week 2023. This is a significant event organised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is scheduled from the 26th to the 30th of June 2023. The week-long initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of prioritising the safety of individuals in our daily routines.

For this year’s edition, the association has collaborated with YouGov to conduct a comprehensive research study aiming to ascertain the extent of injuries resulting from negligence in the United Kingdom. The findings reveal a staggering average of 30,000 individuals per week who claim to have experienced injuries due to negligence.

What Does APIL Do?

APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that injured individuals receive the justice they deserve in order to rebuild their lives. Recognized as a leading authority in the field, APIL actively works to advance and enhance expertise in personal injury law.

In pursuit of its mission, APIL conducts campaigns, engages in press and media activities, and develops comprehensive training and conference programs to raise awareness and educate the public about various aspects of personal injury. Furthermore, APIL:

  • Advocates for broader access to remedies within the legal system for personal injury cases.
  • Campaigns for improvements in personal injury law.
  • Promotes safety standards and alerts the public to potential hazards.
  • Establishes a communication network for its members.
  • Supports and fosters the growth of expertise in the practice of personal injury law.

Raising Awareness for Personal Injury

During Injury Awareness Week 2023, APIL actively plans to share educational content with the aim of informing the public about the differences between injuries caused by negligence and those resulting from accidents. APIL’s Chief Executive, Mike Benner, personally wrote a new blog post specifically for this event.

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have already endorsed the event, with Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP Alexander Stewart actively submitting a motion that warmly welcomes Injury Awareness Week as an initiative to raise further awareness of the risks and potentially serious outcomes resulting from the negligence of others.

Significantly, a cross-party group of MSPs, including Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Douglas Ross, actively supports the motion. The group also includes MSPs from the Scottish National Party, Scottish Labour, and Scottish Green parties.

Remember to actively use the hashtag #IAWeek2023 on social media. Stay informed about Injury Awareness Week and other APIL campaigns by actively following APIL on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

AWH Supporting Victims of Negligence

Our solicitors assist clients with various injuries, including accidents at work and personal injuries. If you have suffered an accident at work due to your employer’s negligence, you can claim accidents at work compensation. Your employer faces potential claims if they fail to provide a safe work environment. They have a legal duty to ensure the safety of all employees, contractors, and visitors on-site at all times. It is their responsibility to check and implement safe working practices and provide necessary personal protective equipment. Government authorities also have a duty of care and should ensure the constant safety of public spaces such as parks and streets. If you experience an injury in a public place that is not your fault, you can seek the support of an expert solicitor to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

For more information, please visit our personal injury solicitors page.

Recent Cases From Our Industrial Disease Team

Recently AWH’s Industrial Disease team settled a hand-arm vibration syndrome claim in the sum of £48,000 on behalf of our client. Due to the negligence of his employer, our client developed a life-changing injury because of his exposure to vibrating and/or percussive tools and equipment.

Nimish Patel, AWH senior associate solicitor states: “Before developing HAVS, our client was an active and strong man who was good at using a variety of power tools.  However, due to the condition, he found that he could not carry out a lot of the activities that he loved such as gardening and DIY because of the loss of power in his grip to the extent that he struggled to open jars at home or carry the shopping.  The main difficulty for him was accepting the change in the things that he could and couldn’t do and how that affected how he felt about himself.

As a father of a young family,  he now has to change his lifestyle because of his employer’s failure to protect him, changing his job to a more office-based role.”

You can read more about this case here. 

Throughout injury prevention week, we will be sharing articles that raise awareness of the injuries and industrial diseases that can occur when care is not taken to protect others.

If you feel that you have been affected by an injury or industrial disease that was not your fault, then get in touch with our expert solicitors.

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