Glasgow Law Firm Scoops Top Accolade

Rehabilitation First Award For Irwin Mitchell Solicitors In Scotland

07.07.2010

Scottish law firm Irwin Mitchell has proved it is the best when it comes to rehabilitation for its seriously injured clients with a win at the Rehabilitation First Awards in London, winning for the third year running the award for "Rehabilitation Initiative of the Year – Claimant Solicitor."

Hosted by the insurance industry's key publication 'Post Magazine' at the Merchant Taylor's Hall, London on June 25th, the awards highlight the pioneering efforts of businesses and people supporting the role of rehabilitation for anyone who has suffered a severe personal injury.

The awards are part of the 'Post Magazine's Rehabilitation First Campaign', now in its 6th year. Elaine Russell, Partner at the firm's Glasgow office said: "Rehabilitation is at the forefront of everything we do for our clients - we all strive to ensure they receive the very best levels of care and rehabilitation. The work we do helps victims and their families rebuild their lives from serious injury and, in many cases, funds a lifetime of future care and support and enables them to have the best possible quality of life."

"This award is testament to Irwin Mitchell's commitment to rehabilitation and we are delighted to have been recognized in this way. Anything that helps raise awareness of what rehabilitation is all about is excellent news and we will continue trying to deliver inspired solutions to help clients overcome the challenges they face."

It was a serious brain injury case that highlighted Irwin Mitchell's continuing commitment to rehabilitation. The claimant, a 22-year-old graduate with a promising career as a computer software developer ahead of him, sustained life-threatening injuries when his car cut out on the motorway and was hit from behind by another vehicle.

Irwin Mitchell co-ordinated a comprehensive rehabilitation programme that significantly helped his recovery. After a year in hospital he returned to live with his parents but further rehabilitation and support has enabled him to move into his own home. He is now able to enjoy a wide range of social and leisure activities in the community.

Find out more about personal injury claims in Scotland