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“I Am Able” – Irwin Mitchell Tell Their Clients’ Inspirational Stories

Our new campaign highlights the remarkable progress that five of our clients have made after sustaining serious injuries.

28.02.2019

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Irwin Mitchell is showcasing the stories of five 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.

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.

Find out more about Ainsley’s story