We have produced a range of useful pdfs on a variety of different aspects of brain injury that you can download and share.

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All files are pdfs.

Brain Injury Group Fast Facts archive

Using Personal Injury Trusts to protect compensation awards
A Personal Injury Trust can be useful for protecting any compensation award amongst other things.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Using Personal Injury Trusts to protect compensation awards (528.1 KiB)

Statutory Wills FAQs
When a how a statutory Will might be required. Produced by Ruth Meyer of Boyes Turner.
Suitable for: general interest

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Powers of Attorney FAQs
A brief look at capacity and different powers of attorney that might be used to support someone unable to make decisions for themselves.
Suitable for: general interest

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Mental Capacity Act - the key principles
A summary of the key principles.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Mental Capacity Act - the key principles (643.4 KiB)

Making a complaint about NHS care
A brief note on how to make a complaint about the standard of care provided by the NHS in England highlighting sources of advice and support both within and outside the NHS.
Suitable for: general interest

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Making a claim against someone else FAQs
Some of the key points about who might be able to make a claim and when.
Suitable for: general interest

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Independent mental capacity advocacy FAQs
A brief explanation of the statutory advocacy introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

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Glossary of legal terms
A summary of common legal terms used in relation to serious personal injury claims.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

Download Glossary of legal terms (344.7 KiB)

Glossary of legal and other professionals
A summary of some of the professionals encountered in relation to serious personal injury claims and/or Court of Protection matters.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

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Glossary of health and other care professionals
A summary of the professionals involved in treating and supporting people affected by serious personal injury.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Glossary of health and other care professionals (377.5 KiB)

Glossary of clinical terms
A summary of common clinical terms used in relation to serious personal injuries in particular.
Suitable for: general interest

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Expert witnesses
The requirements and obligations of medical expert witnesses in personal injury claims.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

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DoLS safeguards FAQs
A brief look at capacity and the deprivation of liberty safeguards within the Mental Capacity Act.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

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Clinical negligence claims FAQs
Proving that clinical negligence caused a brain injury is very complex.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Clinical negligence claims FAQs (646.0 KiB)

Choosing your solicitor
If you’re looking for a solicitor to help you with a brain injury claim, here’s a checklist to help you determine their expertise.
Suitable for: general interest

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Capacity FAQs
What is the Mental Capacity Act, and how capacity is defined.
Suitable for: general interest; health and social care professionals

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Brain injury caused by clinical negligence
Brain injury can sometimes result from clinical negligence in a number of circumstances.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Brain injury caused by clinical negligence (522.2 KiB)

Best Interests – making decisions for other people
Making decisions for people who don’t have capacity to make their own must always take account of that person’s best interests.
Suitable for: general interest, health and social care professionals

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Appointing A Deputy FAQ
Why a deputy is needed, who to choose and what to expect.
Suitable for: general interest

Download Appointing A Deputy FAQ (588.5 KiB)