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1 Returning to work after a brain injury Section 5 Is it possible to go back to work too soon? It is quite natural to want to go back to work as soon as possible. However, people often make the mistake of thinking because they are feeling physically able to return to work, that they will be able to cope with the wider demands of the job. Many jobs are lost because the person returns to work too soon. Typically, they will overestimate their abilities and underestimate the effects of fatigue on performance. is therefore an essential part of the task of any rehabilitation team to help the person identify the most suitable type of future job and the optimum build-up of hours over a period of time, once all factors are taken into account. Many people expect to be able to work a full day straightaway, and finding out that this is not possible for various reasons can really damage confidence and self-belief. It The Brain Injury Handbook 81

2 Meet Keeley... At just 21 years old, Keeley Parkes was living life to the full in Tenerife where she worked as a holiday rep. But a disastrous accident left her life hanging in the balance. In 2004 I fell through a skylight and landed head first on a solid surface. I was rushed to hospital and my family were flown out to be by my side. I d suffered a brain injury and shattered both my wrists. Two weeks later my condition stabilised and I was flown back to a UK hospital. As the days passed, I became more aware of my brain injury and its effects which included not being able to walk, and having short term memory problems and poor speech. I attended regular physiotherapy until I could walk again and was finally discharged on my twenty-second birthday. My home life was re-arranged to suit my needs: my bed was brought downstairs and my parents had to care for me full-time. As time went on my dad would take me out for short walks but I was embarrassed and ashamed because I still had a terrible limp and couldn t speak properly. 82 I found it hard to come to terms with what had happened to me and my confidence and self-esteem were at rock bottom. I stayed at home all day, every day. It was also hard for my family. My brain injury was affecting us all and we didn t know how to cope. I was determined to get my life back to normal. My speech and language therapist referred me to Momentum Skills. During my initial meeting with them I was nervous it

3 The consequences of brain injury Section 3 felt like I was starting school again. But when I met my group a few weeks later and realised everyone was in a similar situation, I felt not alone anymore. I attended the vocational rehabilitation programme four days a week, taking part in social skills sessions and learning strategies to aid my memory loss, stress and anxiety. And I even gained a recognised qualification in using computers. As well as the group sessions, I had oneto-one meetings with a psychologist who helped me to understand and overcome my daily struggles. I also took part in workshops in CV building and interview techniques. I was assigned one of Momentum s job coaches who helped me to choose three areas of work I was interested in. The job coach set up work-placements based on my choices one being working within the beauty industry. This led on to a weekend job as a beauty consultant. My confidence grew, my energy levels improved rapidly and I gradually increased my hours. I always wanted to travel and Momentum Skills helped me to finally find the confidence to do it. In 2007, I set off to work and travel around Australia. I returned home nineteen months later. After gaining a National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Science, I got full-time employment as a skin spa therapist. But, I d been bitten by the travel bug so decided to set off on another adventure. I spent three months travelling and studying to be a yoga teacher in India. I returned home in April 2013 and am now working as a therapist in another well-known company within the beauty industry. Momentum Skills helped both me and my family to understand and cope with the effects of a brain injury, and given me the tools to manage my new life on a daily basis. They helped me return to work and make the most of my life. I still feel I am growing and learning every day. My brain injury will never go away but I grow stronger knowing I can handle it. Momentum Skills provides a range of innovative vocational rehabilitation services for people with an acquired brain injury. Its brain injury rehabilitation programmes are offered in Aberdeen, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, the Scottish Borders, Newcastle and Birmingham. They offer comprehensive assessment, specialist training, job coaching, work placement and job retention support. For further information, visit The Brain Injury Handbook 83

4 Managing a return to work A gradual return to work is important, as are easier working conditions and tasks. This will allow the person to build up their stamina and capabilities; a situation that may need to continue for quite an extended time. Ideally, people returning to work should start with just a few hours per day, building up hours over time as stamina improves. However, before a gradual return to work is considered, there should be evidence that the injured person can maintain concentration and have sufficient stamina to work safely and effectively for a specified period in the working day. Easier working conditions may include a quieter working environment that is free from unnecessary distractions. Consideration will also have to be shown for any physical disabilities wheelchair access, adapted computers, etc. Such special aids can be obtained from a disability employment advisor, based at the local Jobcentre Plus, under the Access to Work scheme. Having someone to act in a mentoring capacity may be useful. While an employer or line manager might not be able to find the time to devote to this, having somebody take on this role can be mutually beneficial. None of us are the best judges of how we are managing with new tasks in our work. This is of particular relevance to somebody with brain injury, so the employer just has to use common sense in dealing with the situation. The advice to a person looking to re-enter the employment market following brain injury is that it is often better to start off with some voluntary work or maybe a short college course, where strengths and weaknesses can be identified early. If the person is still based within a hospital or neurological centre, the occupational therapist will be able to refer them to the local disability employment advisor who, in turn (depending on locality), can outline available options as appropriate. Ultimately, a successful return to work depends on: A good match between the job and current abilities/skills Sufficient stamina to get through the working day or hours agreed Attention and concentration adequate to carry out work tasks Acceptable interpersonal/social skills Mentoring/job coaching 84

5 Returning to work after a brain injury Section 5 Support from employers and co-workers The need for support from both a person s employer and co-workers cannot be overstated. It is very important that, at the very least, the employer or line manager or equivalent knows a little about the long-term effects of brain injury. With this knowledge, they will be able to provide support when and where necessary. Like many people, employers tend to view disability as a physical condition. When they see no obvious outward signs, such as a wheelchair, they might assume the person is fine. Brain injury is often referred to as a hidden disability, and as such can easily lead to misinterpretation. For example, loss of initiative or fatigue can be interpreted as laziness. Additionally, the person may be asked to stay late at work. Their commitment may lead them rarely to refuse such a request, but the required tasks may not be completed to a satisfactory standard. Because of these examples of potential misunderstanding, organisations such as Momentum Skills have job coaches whose role is to educate and support the employer as well as the employee with a brain injury. What about those who are unemployed pre-injury? Finding work is difficult enough for anyone, but there is no doubt that it is harder for people who have had a brain injury. The person may be unable to complete an application form pre-interview or may have difficulty sufficiently impressing an interviewer; they may suffer from a reduced speed of thinking or not have regained sufficient social/interpersonal skills to be able to undertake a successful interview. Make contact with the disability employment advisor at the local Jobcentre Plus when the time is right. They can be of invaluable help. Of course, starting work may be even more difficult for a young person who has not yet chosen a career or who has not had a job pre-injury. Choosing a suitable career or occupation without prior experience of the employment market is an incredibly daunting task. Support is available from the local Connexions or Careers Scotland Service or from the Jobcentre Plus disability employment advisor. Alternatively, get in touch with Momentum. (See Section 7, p109 for contact details.) The Brain Injury Handbook 85

6 Meet Wendy Wendy Foster talks about the changes in her life following her husband s stroke and describes how they coped. We were parents of three children; two daughters in their 20 s and a son of 18. We had also celebrated the birth of our first grandchild a beautiful little girl. The future looked bleak, the children and I were overcome with grief and disbelief and terrified of what the future may bring. On 20th May 2012, our whole family were devastated at the news of my husband s stroke. At the age of 48, it was a blow to us all. For the first few days it was touch and go as to whether he would make it. It took 16 weeks of hospital care before Paul could come home. This presented massive issues and lifestyle changes. Paul ran a successful steel erecting business and I was a primary school teacher. We both loved

7 The consequences of brain injury Section 3 our jobs but it soon became apparent that we would have to give our jobs up for the unforeseeable future. Now we are pleased to be a part of Momentum Skills which has been fantastic for recovery and self-esteem. After attending hospital for 16 weeks, 6 hours a day, the next challenge was to find suitable accommodation for him as he was at that time in a wheelchair. Our daughters became distant (fear I think), my son was very supportive but I wanted him to have a normal life for an 18 year old. Our week is now busy and full. We swim, we go to the gym, we go to Momentum Skills and we even volunteer at The Independent Living Centre. The rehabilitation process has been a long journey in which we have learned so much, met a lot of fantastic people and gained inner strength we never thought we had. Lots of friends and indeed family have kept away and this left us feeling lonely. As a full time carer, it s extremely hard. We were in a situation whereby we went from being at work, seeing each other at weekends, to all of a sudden being thrust together 24 hours a day. We decided that this disability would not beat us and set about setting targets, short, medium and long-term. Constant battles with authorities and bureaucracy ensued. We met some wonderful people on our journey and continue to do so two years on. My husband no longer uses a wheelchair and is able to do a lot more independently. (He doesn t cook or clean mind you he never did anyway!) Through persistence, we have overcome lots of barriers. We have had support from Sandwell Hospital, Moor Green and The University of Birmingham. All journeys are a learning curve, despite all the anguish and hard work we all feel more fortunate than others. We will succeed because of our drive and determination and we will continue our journey for as long as it takes. Momentum Skills provides a range of innovative vocational rehabilitation services for people with an acquired brain injury. Its brain injury rehabilitation programmes are offered in Aberdeen, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, the Scottish Borders, Newcastle and Birmingham. They offer comprehensive assessment, specialist training, job coaching, work placement and job retention support. For further information, visit The Brain Injury Handbook 87

8 legal help, when it really matters... legal help, when it really matters... Digby Digby Brown Solicitors help families in Scotland after a serious accident has has caused a loved a loved one one to sustain to sustain a brain a brain injury. As As a firm we are personal injury specialists but but that that doesn t doesn t really really tell tell the the story. story. For For over over years, the firm has been actively involved in in the the brain brain injury injury community, community, the the experience experience built built up up over over this time truly truly allows allows us us to to call call ourselves ourselves experts experts in our field. in our field. As a family member of someone who is a patient in hospital or has been recently As a family member of someone who is patient in hospital or has been recently discharged, you are still reeling from the immediate aftermath of a serious accident. You discharged, you are still reeling from the immediate aftermath of a serious accident. You will have many questions. We understand this, we have helped many other families in the will have many questions. We understand this, we have helped many other families in the same position, over time, come to terms with the situation and deal with the issues. same position, over time, come to terms with the situation and deal with the issues. We work alongside the Child Brain Injury Trust, Momentum, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation We Trust work and alongside the Huntercombe the Child Brain Group. Injury We are Trust, also Momentum, members of the the Scottish Brain Injury Head Rehabilitation Injury Forum Trust and and the the Brain Huntercombe Injury Network Group. We We are have also been members involved of with the Scottish Headway, Head both Injury locally Forum and and the nationally Brain Injury for many Network years Group. and have We written have been for Headway, involved Claiming with Headway, compensation both locally after and Head nationally Injury in for Scotland many years which and was have updated written in for Headway, Claiming compensation after Head Injury in Scotland which was updated in If you have questions about your circumstances, please call us, we are here to help. If you have questions about your circumstances, please call us, we are here to help. Call Chris Stewart on: Call Chris Stewart on: digbybrown.co.uk digbybrown.co.uk

9 Section 6 Legal issues Anyone who suffers a brain injury in an accident should seek preliminary advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor about the possibility of compensation as soon as they can. Compensation can be awarded for injuries received only if it can be demonstrated that another party was responsible for the accident, either wholly or partly. However, even if the injured party appears to be solely responsible, it is worth seeking advice in case limited negligence by another party can be identified. The initial interview is usually free of charge and will establish whether there is a case for claiming compensation. The solicitor will need to get a clear picture of the circumstances surrounding the accident and the nature of the injuries sustained. In the case of severe injury, the first assessment interview may take place in the hospital. The Brain Injury Handbook 89

10 Selection of the legal team Bill Braithwaite QC is a specialist in catastrophic personal injury cases and the author of Brain and Spine Injuries The Fight for Justice. Here he outlines the process of choosing legal representation where this is necessary. The following information applies to the legal systems in Scotland and England. In the event of a claim being considered, the selection of a legal team is extremely important. The process of making a legal claim is difficult and it can be made more so by lawyers who are not suited to either the individual or the type of claim. Catastrophic personal injury claims are now a specialised area of claim management and the legal team needs to be sufficiently experienced in this area of work. The key element in the team is the solicitor. They are the person who has the daily conduct of the claim and who communicates everything that matters to the person with a brain injury and their family. It is important for the individual who has sustained a brain injury to select an experienced solicitor, and to make sure that it is someone who will be able to carry out the claim from start to finish. In my opinion, it is important to make sure that you select an individual, not just a firm, as it is the individual who you will be dealing with, and who you must trust. It is beneficial for the team to be created at an early stage. It is almost universal that the solicitor would decide to use as a consultant a barrister who specialises in the preparation and presentation of this type of catastrophic claim. That would mean that the solicitor would select and instruct a barrister, and this should be done before the claim is too far advanced so that the individual with a brain injury, and their family if appropriate, can get to know the whole team early on, and the team can get to know them. The person with a brain injury, and their family, have the right to ask detailed questions about the solicitor and barrister before they commit themselves to instructing them. Appropriate questions 90

11 Legal issues Section 6 might include those set in the questionnaire opposite. Although it is important to meet the solicitor before deciding whether to instruct them, the questionnaire could be given (or sent) to more than one solicitor, so that some early impression can be gained of their experience. A good track record established by clear evidence is important, and should be explored in detail. It is not sufficient just to rely on a solicitor saying that they, or their firm, have done this type of claim before. You need to know much more: how many, at what value did they finalise, how long ago was it, what was the type of injury, and so on. The response of the solicitor may give some indication of their character; if they are embarrassed or offended by this questionnaire, or consider it impertinent or rude to be asked these questions, the reason may be based on lack of experience of this type of work. The individual and their family may also want to ask the solicitor how they intend to communicate with the client during the course of the case. Some people like to have frequent letters describing progress, some fear and dislike such constant reminders. Some prefer the phone, but others don t. Personal visits are an obvious possibility, but again not all people welcome the intrusion into their home. Personal contact is essential, however, because the relationship between the patient and the legal team, including the barristers, is so important. As the claim progresses, the injured person and family should build up complete confidence in the knowledge, experience, support and ability of the legal team. There is no right or wrong way, but there is likely to be a system that will suit the family in question. Sample questions to ask a solicitor Are you a member of any specialist organisation related to the conduct of brain injury litigation? If so, please give details. Have you been approved, franchised or accredited by any specialist organisation related to the conduct of brain injury litigation? If so, please give details. Have you received any training or education related to the conduct of brain injury litigation? If so, please give details. Have you ever conducted this type of claim before? If so, please give a brief description of each case, including the nature of the injury, the stage proceedings reached and the value of the claim as finalised. Do you have any system whereby the quality and efficiency of your work is audited by an independent body? If so, please give details. Do you expect to be in charge of the case throughout its duration? When going to see a solicitor take these useful questions with you. The Brain Injury Handbook 91

12 Setting Standards in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Are you looking for a range of specialist brain injury services designed to the meet individual needs for adults who have associated complex cognitive impairments and/or physical disabilities as a result of their brain injury? Look no further than The OakLeaf Group. With the brand new service The Cotswolds opened this May in Northampton, we now offer: 12 Week Assessment and Specialised Rehabilitation Community Services with Graded Support Maintenance and Long Term Service Bespoke Package in any Level of Service Within each service level, we have developed price bands to ensure commissioners receive best value for money and reducing care costs as residents make progress. To find out more, visit or to make a referral: or Case Management Support Services We provide specialist case management and support services for people with an acquired brain injury and ongoing behavioural needs and/or cognitive impairment. Our teams are experienced and specially trained and as a charity focusing on acquired brain injury our services are cost effective. Our success in helping people to be their best after a brain injury spans over twenty years. With bases in East Anglia and the West Midlands, we support private and state funded clients across the UK. To me, Optua UK is the difference between existing and living. Tel: Avenues-Rehab Ad 1/4p 85x120mm.indd 1 22/08/ :07

13 BRAIN INJURY Specialist long and short term 24 hour residential care and rehabilitation for adults in small homes in the heart of thriving communities prokare Est Visit our website NCM is a Practice of Health Care Professionals that provides specialist Case Management and Rehabilitation services throughout the North of England with offices in Leeds and North Manchester to support people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury and their families. It is our aim to empower people to develop their full potential and enrich their lifestyle through providing a comprehensive client focused service. Working with Solicitors, Deputies and other Professionals intervention by NCM on behalf of Clients broadly falls into the following categories: Please , phone or visit our website for a copy of our Service Users Guide. Career Opportunities We are always looking for good quality Care/Support Workers and Case Managers, so if you are interested in a career in Social Care or are a Health Professional interested in a career in Case Management please contact us for an informal chat. Head Office, Brenton Business Complex, Bond Street, Bury, BL9 7BE Leeds Office, Sugar Mill, Oakhurst Road, Leeds, LS11 7HL Northern Case Management Limited Registered in England No

14 Further General Information Making a claim If you are happy with the initial advice received from a solicitor, you should instruct them to act. The solicitor will collect evidence from all concerned parties in order to establish a view on liability (the legal term for blame). This may include interviewing and obtaining evidence from witnesses and, in the case of a road accident, getting a police report. The time that this takes depends on the complexity of the case. Alleged medical negligence claims are particularly complex. If, after collecting the evidence, the solicitor thinks that liability can be established, they may apply to the court for what is called a Summary Judgement. This enables part of the claim to be dealt with quickly before going to trial. Alternatively, the issue of liability may need to go to trial before financial compensation is calculated. If you are worried about going to court, remember, the vast majority of cases are settled out of court. The solicitor will also need to collect evidence to establish the effects of the brain injury on all spheres of life: short-term, long-term, and future health and work prospects. This is necessary to calculate financial compensation (called Quantum ) and will involve arranging for specialist reports from a variety of professionals. These sources will vary depending on the nature of the injury but could include reports from any one of the following: Doctor (GP/specialist who may have been involved in early care), physician, surgeon (possibly a neurosurgeon), orthopaedic surgeon or plastic surgeon Neuropsychologist for an assessment of cognitive skills, personality and judgement regarding future prospects Consultant for an independent medical report to provide a medical overview Case manager (if one is involved) Reports may also be requested from an occupational therapist, psychiatrist, school or former employer and possibly an employment rehabilitation consultant to advise on occupational potential and earning capacity. In the case of severe brain injury, this part of the claim is likely to take a long time, not least because of the recovery time. 94

15 Legal issues Section 6 Time limits Where the injured person is an adult, the legal time limit for accident claims is normally 3 years. However, there are exceptions: There is no time limit for starting a case in serious head (brain) injury cases where the person is so seriously disabled that they are incapable of managing their own affairs. In some cases, particularly medical negligence cases, the injured person may not be aware that they have been injured as a result of someone else s mistake until after 3 years have passed. The solicitor will examine the circumstances surrounding the injury and then advise whether the injured person is still in time to bring a claim. If the victim is a child at the time of the accident, the 3-year time limit does not commence until the age of 18 years is reached. Calculating financial compensation Calculating a personal injury claim (PIC) is a highly specialised procedure. Both the person and their solicitor will need to ensure that every eventuality is accounted for and that records are kept so that claims can be made for every loss and expense. For example, PICs have two elements: special damages and general damages. Special damages are awarded to compensate for all direct financial loss incurred as a result of the accident, e.g. private medical fees, cost of equipment, travelling expenses, damage to vehicle and clothing, loss of wages, etc. General damages have three components: 1 Pain, suffering and loss of amenity (amenity refers to loss of capacity caused by physical or psychological problems). 2 Loss of earnings including future earnings or promotion prospects. 3 Care needs, e.g. cost of providing care, specialist rehabilitation/therapies, accommodation, special aids and adaptations, and transport. The Brain Injury Handbook 95

16 Interim payments You do not necessarily have to wait until the case is settled before receiving money. A solicitor can apply for an interim payment and should do so if at all possible. This involves applying to the defendant for some of the damages immediately or well before the case is settled. As detailed earlier, rehabilitation can make a tremendous difference to the quality of recovery and eventual independence. An interim payment will enable the injured person to obtain whatever is required to aid their recovery when it is needed, as opposed to waiting until the case is settled, which can take up to 4 years. Being awarded an interim payment involves the insurers of the defendant paying some of the damages before the case is finalised. 96

17 We are Specialists in Medical Negligence claims. Let us help you. Case Management and Rehabilitation Services 26 Redhouse Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 8ST Specialists in all aspects of case management and rehabilitation for adults and children with catastrophic complex brain and spinal injury, amputees and generic requirements. Case Managers are based throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mainland Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. Community Case Management Services Limited 23 Blackwell Business Park, Blackwell Shipston on Stour, Warks CV36 4PE Tel: Website:

18 Brain injury and community care law Simon Garlick of Ben Hoare Bell LLP Solicitors, Newcastle upon Tyne, outlines how community care law affects people with brain injuries and their carers. The following information applies to the legal system in England. Individuals who have sustained brain injuries, their families and carers, must usually look to the state s statutory services in the form of the NHS or their local authority for the provision of appropriate care. In most cases, statutory services will be the only source of professional care and support in the longterm. For a minority of people, they may be used in the short-term only, until a private care package, funded from existing savings, insurance, or by a compensation payment, can be put in place. The NHS and local authorities are subject to many legal duties that oblige them to assess the needs of both the person with the injury and their carer(s). They are empowered, and often under a legal duty, to provide a range of services, which may include residential or nursing home care, nursing or social care at home, provision or adaptation of accommodation, short breaks (respite care), disability-related equipment, day centre services, assistance with travel, breaks and holidays, as well as counselling and befriending schemes. These services may be provided by the NHS or local government, using their own or agency staff. Alternatively, if certain conditions are met the services may be funded by handing over a budget to the individual, leaving them or their carer(s) to choose and to buy the necessary service this is called Direct Payments (also known as Personal or Individual Budgets). In many cases, statutory service provision is of a high standard, but sometimes assessments and services are not provided when they should be, whether because of a shortage of resources or staff, or due to a lack of understanding on the part of statutory services about what their powers and obligations are. In such cases, it is important that individuals with brain injuries and their families or carers have access to an advisor who knows about community care law, and who can ensure that statutory services fulfill their obligations, particularly in these times of cuts in local authority and NHS services. 98

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