Our campaign highlights the remarkable progress that our clients have made after sustaining serious injuries.
Irwin Mitchell is showcasing the stories of six of our personal injury and medical negligence clients.
Focussing on ability and not disability, we’re shining a light on the things our clients are able to do with Irwin Mitchell’s support behind them.
This campaign celebrates them and their inspiring stories. We’re proud to have played a part by helping them access the support, rehabilitation, and adaptive equipment they need.
Ed, Kit, Andrea, Matthew, and Ainsley are all featured in our new TV ad, which you can watch below. Keep scrolling to find out more about each of their stories and how our solicitors have helped.
Samantha's Story - I am able to be with my family
Samantha from Inverness was travelling in her fiancé's van when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle. Her seat belt broke as the van flipped over and she suffered brain and spinal injuries as she was flung out of the passenger window.
We're now helping Samantha claim compensation so she can maintain her active, independent lifestyle. We've already got her interim payments that have paid for an adapted car so she can get out into the world and spend quality time with her family.
Jason's Story - I am able to enjoy every day
Jason, 50, was cycling on holiday in Portugal when he was hit by a car. He suffered serious spinal injuries and the doctors told him that he would never walk again.
But now Jason can look forward to walking his daughters down the aisle despite the doctors’ predictions. Our expert solicitors have secured a settlement from his serious injury claim that’s paid for a high-tech exoskeleton, which lets him walk independently again. He’s even completed the Paris Half Marathon!
Find out more about Jason’s story
Ed's Story – I am able to be independent
Ed was a student at the University of Leeds when he was hit by a speeding taxi and suffered a serious brain injury. He lay in a coma for months while doctors repeatedly told his family that he wouldn’t survive.
After half a year, Ed woke up from his coma and his incredible recovery began. Since then, he has gone back to university, completed a degree, and even competed in the Superhero Series Triathlon.
Find out more about Ed’s story
Kit’s Story – I am able to be happy
Hospital staff failed to notice that Kit was in distress while being born, and he developed cerebral palsy. His parents contacted our birth injury lawyers, and we were able to secure a compensation settlement to cover his care needs.
Kit is football mad and now plays with Adversity United, an under-12’s disability football club in Harrogate. His family are also very proud that Kit can attend a mainstream school.
Find out more about Kit’s story
Andrea’s Story – I am able to be confident
Andrea went to hospital with flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with sepsis, a serious condition that can happen when you get an infection. She didn’t get treatment quickly enough, however, and complications meant that she needed to have both legs amputated.
Family has been a big motivation for Andrea, who is determined to continue being an active part of her granddaughter’s life. She’s also started a support group for other amputees and has fulfilled a long-term ambition by joining an art group.
Find out more about Andrea’s story
Matthew’s Story – I am able to play
Mistakes made when Matthew was born mean that Matthew lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.
Our medical negligence solicitors are helping Matthew and his family provide for Matthew’s long-term needs. This support has helped Matthew focus on his two main passions – music and football.
Find out more about Matthew’s story
Ainsley’s Story – I am able to take part
Ainsley suffered a spinal injury in a road traffic accident at the age of 21. The incident meant that he would need a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Our solicitors helped Ainsley access the rehabilitation and therapy he needed to recover. Sport also played a big part in his recovery, as he took part in the Inter Spinal Unit Games.
He has since developed a love of adaptive rowing, and he has quickly got involved in competitive events with other athletes.