Irwin Mitchell Back APIL’s Injury Prevention Week
Specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell are backing a major campaign aimed at reducing the number of people killed or injured on Britain’s roads.
Injury Prevention Weeks takes place between 17-21 August. This year’s campaign will focus on pedestrian road safety, particularly as children prepare to return to school in the coming weeks.
It is being organised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a not-for-profit organisation representing injured people. APIL has awarded accredited status to a number of Irwin Mitchell’s serious injury lawyers.
The accreditation provides a quality mark of excellence for solicitors and barristers dealing with personal injury claims which helps those looking for legal help to recognise expertise within the legal profession.
Irwin Mitchell is supporting Injury Prevention Week by encouraging all road users to take care, particularly as people’s transport habits change as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be felt.
A survey of nearly 2,000 GB adults commissioned by the law firm has found 17 per cent of people walked to work before lockdown. However, this is set to rise to more than a quarter – 26 per cent – following lockdown.
Cycling rates are also set to increase with 13 per cent of those questioned said they planned to cycle to work post lockdown. This compared to the six per cent who said they did before restrictions were introduced. That will make cycling the third most popular mode of transport for commuters behind personal car at 58 per cent and walking.
Expert Opinion“Sadly through our work we often see the devastating consequences of road accidents, many of which are avoidable.
“The world is changing because of the coronavirus pandemic and so is the way people choose to get around. With roads becoming busier as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased it’s vital that road safety continues to be a top priority.
“We are pleased to be supporting Injury Prevention Week. The campaign is an important reminder of the need for all road users to show consideration and take care at all times to help reduce the number of lives turned upside down as the result of accidents.” Tracey Storey - Partner
This year’s APIL campaign will be the first time it has been extended to a full week rather than a day.
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