Higgs & Sons named as Spinal Injuries Association partner

7th September 2020

Higgs & Sons named as Spinal Injuries Association partner

A leading West Midlands law firm has today announced a new partnership with a spinal injury charity, further enhancing the holistic support available to clients who have sustained or acquired such life-changing injuries.

Alongside one other partner, Higgs & Sons has been selected to support The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) as its Trusted Legal Partner in the West Midlands region.

The partnership will provide huge benefits to those in the area affected by spinal cord injury, as well as their family and friends.

Andy Shaw, Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at Higgs & Sons, said: “We’re honoured to be working with SIA as one of their Trusted Legal Partner for the West Midlands region.

“Our major trauma and clinical negligence teams are passionate about helping those affected by spinal cord injuries.”

Higgs & Sons’ clients with spinal cord injuries will enjoy a number of benefits, including access to SIA’s support network; which includes a team of SCI peers, specialist nurses, trained counsellors and an advocacy team.

People with the injuries will also be signposted to access Higgs & Sons’ specialist legal support.

As well as providing advice if there is a legal claim as a result of injuries sustained or substandard medical intervention, the wider Higgs team will be on hand to support holistically with other legal issues that arise including supporting with the purchase of single level accommodation, dealing with matrimonial issues or employment concerns.

It means people with spinal cord injuries can access Higgs & Sons’ services as a ‘one-stop shop’ rather than engaging with numerous legal service providers. Higgs & Sons will also support SIA with fundraising activities.

All SIA legal partners have met strict criteria and must have proven experience in handling catastrophic injury claims.

Andy added: “This partnership allows us to work with SIA, rebuilding the lives of those who have suffered life-changing injuries whilst supporting its outstanding work within the wider spinal cord injury community.

“This naturally fits with our people-centric approach to support all our clients’ needs holistically.”

Chris Massarella, Partnerships Manager for the SIA, said: “We are very pleased to announce that Higgs & Sons will be joining our network of trusted partners to help support our members and service users in the West Midlands.

“We are looking forward to working with them to help reach more people in need and, through their excellent community links, hope to raise even more vital awareness and funds to support those people with spinal cord injury.”

Higgs & Sons’ Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team has team has strong experience in supporting people who have been affected by a range of issues arising from spinal cord injuries, brain injury, amputations and complex polytrauma.

This partnership will allow Higgs & Sons to support more people with spinal cord injuries and access niche training from SIA.

There are around 50,000 people living with spinal cord injury in the UK and, each year, around 2,500 are injured or diagnosed – one every four hours – through accident or injury, or through other health conditions such as a tumour or spinal compression.



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