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Brain Injury Group Donates £3,000 to Local Services

Mei Li
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The South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) has announced donations to two local health boards, giving £1,000 each to Neath Port Talbot Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Brain Injury Services at Swansea Bay and Hywel Dda University...

Birth Injury in Swansea Bay

Keith Thomas
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Following the recent decision to appoint an Independent Review of Maternity and Neonatal services at Swansea Bay University Health Board, Keith Thomas, Director and Head of Birth Injury Services at JCP Solicitors, shares his experience of birth injury...

Top tips to avoiding festive falls, slips and trips

Ian Rees
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With Christmas just weeks away, more and more people will be wrapping up and heading out to enjoy the festivities or get in some last-minute shopping. However, with temperatures plunging and the nights getting darker far earlier, people are more at risk of...

Take extra care throughout Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations

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As the clocks go back and the dark evenings draw out in front of us, many of us are eagerly lighting up sparklers, carving pumpkins, and preparing for Diwali festivities. However, during the Festival of Light, Halloween or Bonfire Night celebrations,...

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day - know the causes, effects, and when to contact a solicitor

JCP Solicitors
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Every four hours, someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury . Whether caused through personal injury or medical negligence, damage to the spinal cord can have a catastrophic effect on a patient’s strength, sensation, and quality of life. ...

Top Tips for Staying Injury Free While Cycling

Ian Rees
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With significant changes to the Highway Code in 2022, cyclists should now be safer than ever as they have greater rights when travelling on the roads, with motorists encouraged to give way to cyclists, and ensure they are treated more safely and equivalent...

Should I choose a professional or a family member as a deputy?

Jac Staddon
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There are a number of factors to think about when considering the type of deputy that is most suitable for your loved one’s circumstances. Jac Staddon, a Director in the Court of Protection team at JCP Solicitors explains more: If a loved one, of...

Swansea Half Marathon - Keep safe whilst training

Kirsty Meech
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Right now you will be at week 3 of your 12-week training plan for the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon , a race that we have been involved with as title sponsor since 2014. Running is a great way of keeping your fitness levels up as well as...

Expert advice on preventing pressure sores

Nick O'Neill
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"I’m due to go into hospital for surgery but I’m concerned about developing pressure sores during my recovery as I have diabetes, which puts me at higher risk of this. Is there anything I can let the doctors know, or do myself to prevent...

World Cancer Day - the power of knowledge

Sarah Fawkes-Grey
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World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It's important to contact your GP regarding any new or worrying symptoms such as: Coughing, chest...

JCP's brain injury experts recognised alongside UK's best

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Three of JCP’s brain injury experts have been recognised among the best in this year’s Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory . Our specialist legal experts Mei Li, Matthew Owen, and Keith Thomas have once again been listed amongst...

Take extra care this Halloween and Bonfire Night

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Everyone loves carving a pumpkin, lighting up a sparkler or setting off fireworks this time of year. But a rogue firework or a flammable costume could leave revellers haunted by the memory of Bonfire Night and Halloween. Here Sam Bateman, a Legal...

Turning the UK Pink and Blue for Baby Loss

Sarah Fawkes-Grey
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Many buildings and landmarks will be turning pink and blue between the 9th and 15th October for the annual baby loss awareness week. The Baby Loss Awareness Alliance are working to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, providing support to anyone...

Immunotherapy Treatment Will Be Available by the NHS for Mesothelioma Patients in England and Wales

Ian Rees
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Our Asbestos team is delighted to hear the news that the first immunotherapy treatment for 14 years is to be made available by the NHS for mesothelioma patients in England and Wales. Mesothelioma UK , the national asbestos-related cancer charity, has...

Be in Pursuit of a Safe Scoot for Injury Prevention Week

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This Injury Prevention Week, APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is discussing the hot topic of e-scooters. With the rise in the purchase of e-scooters over the last few years, we believe that it is important that members of the public who...

On Your Bike!

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This year’s Cycling UK Bike Week is due to take place from 6- 12 June 2022 and is the perfect time to dust off your bike and get out on two wheels. Here’s what you need to know about #BikeWeekUK: What is Bike Week? Bike Week, organised by ...

Look after your health to help prevent Stroke and think FAST

Sarah Fawkes-Grey
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May is Stroke Awareness month and keeping active is one of the NHS’s recommendations for Stroke prevention. With the summer in sight, warm days and light nights are a good time to think about getting active and increasing our exercise regimes, even by...

Awareness, Prevention and Research are the Keys to Stroke Survival and Recovery

Nick O'Neill
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More than 150,000 strokes happen in Britain every year – that is one every five minutes. Nick O’Neill, an Associate Solicitor from the Injury Services team at JCP Solicitors, explains why the firm is helping to raise awareness about the...

New Business Owner Boosts JCP's Catastrophic Injury Team

Mei Li
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An expert in catastrophic injury has become a business owner at one of South Wales’ best-known law firms, JCP Solicitors. Mei Li specialises in acting for children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Recognised as one of the Next...

Highway Code Changes - Cyclists Take Care

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On the 29th January 2022 changes were made to the Highway Code that affect the rules relating to cyclists. With over 3 million bikes sold in Britain in 2020, in large part due to the pandemic, it is important that cyclists, new and old, familiarise...

Cervical Screening in Wales

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On 1 January 2022 Cervical Screening Wales extended the routine cervical screening (‘smear test’) interval for women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 49 in Wales from 3 years to 5 years. Following the announcement of the extension in the...

Purpose-Built Unit Aims to Improve Outcomes For People With Spinal Cord Injury

Thomas Rees
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Here in the Injury Services team we were pleased to see the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art spinal injuries unit at the University Hospital Llandough. This completes the transfer of these essential services from Rockwood Hospital, Cardiff which has...

Keeping Your Fitness Up in Winter? Keep Your Road Safety in Mind

Kirsty Meech
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The JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2021 has crossed the finish line but road runners who are keeping up their fitness are being reminded to be extra careful during the darker winter months. Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign gets underway from 15 November...

My Brother is Delaying Seeing His GP and I'm Worried About a Possible Cancer Risk

Nick O'Neill
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"My older brother worked with chemicals in manufacturing for years. He now has a persistent cough but he won’t see a doctor. Do you have any advice?" It is very important that someone with a persistent cough sees their GP without delay. In...

Spot The Difference For Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Nick O'Neill
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is urging people to Spot The Difference – by taking note of certain changes in their body that can signal the disease. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the...

Staying Safe on Halloween and Bonfire Night

Ian Rees
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Both Halloween and Bonfire Night are nearly here and many families are looking forward to letting their hair down and having a bit of fun after the quieter events of 2020. Fancy dress, fireworks, sparklers and trick or treat can be enjoyable, but it is...

My Sister Won't See Her GP And I Fear Cauda Equina

Thomas Rees
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"My sister has had months of sciatica but the painkillers prescribed by the GP do not seem to be working. She is now experiencing bladder problems but is putting off going to the GP in person because of the pandemic. I am worried it could be Cauda...

My Brother Has Suffered a Brain Injury. Can I Take Charge of His Affairs?

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"My brother has suffered a brain injury after an accident and he needs someone to manage his affairs. He is happy for me to do this. How do we put this in motion?" I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s accident. Hopefully, you...

My Mother is Delaying Seeing Her GP and I'm Worried About a Possible Cancer Risk

Nick O'Neill
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"We have a history of lung cancer in my family and I’m concerned that my mother is delaying going to the GP for a persistent cough – she’s worried about exposure to Covid. Do you have any advice?" It is very important that...

Let's Help To Keep Each Other Safe For Injury Prevention Week

Mei Li
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Injury Prevention Week is always a good opportunity for us all to think about how we interact with the world around us - while we are at work, at home and during leisure time. The theme of this year’s Injury Prevention Week, organised by APIL...

Brain Injury Services in Wales - A Time For Change

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A “Call for Action” was the appeal made at the recent launch of the “Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation in Wales: Time for Change” report published 6 July 2021, which sets out key recommendations as to how...

Accessible Summer Days Out in South Wales

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Are you looking for a day out this summer that caters for individuals with reduced mobility? Rebecca Bennett, Associate Solicitor in our Injury Services team, shares her top 5 accessible spots to enjoy your ice cream in the sunshine (!) in South Wales this...

'Whiplash Reforms' - Changes in compensation claims for Road Traffic Accidents

Ian Rees
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The Ministry of Justice has recently confirmed that the implementation of the new ‘Whiplash Reforms’ will come into force from 31 May 2021. These reforms will completely change the way in which Personal Injury claims arising out of Road Traffic...

Don't Delay Seeking Vital Diagnosis Amid Covid Fears

Nick O'Neill
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The news that cancer referrals have reduced significantly across Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic is raising real concerns that thousands of people may be going undiagnosed because they are staying away from their GP due to Covid-19 fears. Clearly, added...

Accredited Training Body Warns of a Ticking Time Bomb For Asbestos Illness Cases

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The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has warned there may be more deaths from asbestos over the next 15-60 years because of a lapse in vital safety training during the Coronavirus crisis. The group has spoken out about the impact on training...

We're Remembering Memory Loss During Brain Injury Week

Mei Li
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With Brain Injury Week getting underway from 28 September to 4 October, JCP is backing Headway’s Memory Loss campaign, to highlight the stark effect memory loss can have upon all aspects of people’s lives. Here at JCP Solicitors we work with...

JCP Solicitors Backs Headway's Protect Your Melon Campaign

Mei Li
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As people in Wales continue to embrace two wheels instead of four, post-lockdown, here at JCP we are pleased to put our weight behind an important campaign by Headway to encourage cyclist to wear helmets. Cycling is enjoying a real moment across Wales, with...

APIL Injury Prevention Week 2020

Mei Li
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During lockdown, it is likely that most of us became used to very little traffic on the roads, walking and cycling, whilst listening to the sound of the birds.  Since the lockdown has eased and things have started to return to some sort...

JCP Named Finalist in Wales Legal Awards 2020

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s Wales Legal Awards – Private Client Team of the Year and Innovation in Response to COVID-19. These prestigious awards pressed ahead in spite of the recent upheaval faced by the...

Keith, Mei and Matthew Put Their Heads Together For Brain Injury Clients

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We are very pleased that Mei Li and Matthew Owen have joined Keith Thomas, all from our Injury Services Team , to be listed in the Headway Head Injury Solicitors’ Directory 2020, in recognition of their expertise in the area of brain injury. The...

Food Allergens and Product Mislabelling

Ian Rees
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Recently, the news has highlighted the dangers of food allergies having devastating consequences for food allergy suffers due to being food products being mislabelled. Guidance states that food labelling should be accurate and specific but in reality,...

What Should You Do If You Are Involved In A Cycling Accident?

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It’s no secret that, in the UK, cycling is in the middle of a boom, with over 2.7 million adults throughout the country taking to their bikes at least once a week. Unfortunately however, as cycling has increased in popularity, so too has the number of...

It's a Lovely Day For a Bike Ride - But Are You Insured?

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After a long winter, the first few sunny days of spring often mark a sudden increase in the number of cyclists out on the roads.  Whilst brakes, tyres and chains are diligently checked, often one of the most important considerations, insurance, can be...

Are Pharmacists Under Too Much Pressure?

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In December 2016 the Department of Health began to cut community pharmacy funding. It is anticipated that cuts will total more than £200 million by March 2018, despite our population getting older and needs becoming more complex.  The BBC...

Legal Expert From JCP Appointed West Wales Law Society President

Thomas Rees
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A Medical Negligence solicitor from South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has been appointed as the West Wales Law Society President. Thomas Rees, Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, has been on the committee of the West Wales Law Society for...

Staying Safe On Two Wheels

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Whilst cycling is one of the healthiest activities you can adopt, it isn’t without risk, and JCP has helped a number of clients who have had serious accidents on two wheels, due to the fault of another road user. “The Department of...

The Anti Gravity Treadmill- Walking On The Moon.

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It’s not often that you have the opportunity to feel what it is like to walk on the moon, but that’s exactly what some of our Injury Services team experienced at a recent visit to a local specialist Neuro–Physiotherapy clinic, Equinox...

Injury Team Member Gains Panel Status

Kirsty Meech
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Kirsty Meech, Injury Services team member and Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors has gained accreditation of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. The voluntary scheme acknowledges and verifies the accomplishment and...

Ask The Legal Experts: Road Traffic Accidents & Loss of Earnings

Claire Goldsworthy
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In this article JCP Consultant Claire Goldsworthy advises a farm worker about a personal injury claim. I was involved in a traffic accident while on my way to work as a farmhand. I sustained a broken leg so I am going to be out of action for some...

NHS Complaints in England and Wales and the Importance of Free Independent Legal Advice

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The NHS is an integral part of our society and, for the majority of those patients who find themselves in need of medical treatment and care, something which they could not be without. However, it is sadly the case that there are patients who unfortunately...

#TeamJCP Win The Back Up Push

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JCP Solicitors, Equinox Physiotherapy, and wheelchair volunteer Brian Roberts took on the challenge to race 12 other teams to the top of Snowdon, all in aid of the charity the Back Up Trust. Brian is an inspiring young sportsman, who before his motorbike...

JCP Solicitors Bolster Medical Negligence Team

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A leading Welsh law firm has received a boost following the appointment of another Medical Negligence specialist to its team – which is now the largest Medical Negligence team in South West Wales. Solicitor Rebecca Bennett has joined JCP Solicitors...

JCP Head Of Medical Negligence Cements His Position As A Business Owner

Matthew Owen
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A Director at JCP Solicitors and Head of Medical Negligence, Matthew Owen has been made a Business Owner with the company. A Member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, Matthew’s specialism in serious cases involving brain injury...

Get Up For Back Up!

Chris Shaw
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When our Marketing Director asked me if I wanted to climb Snowdon for the charity Back Up, I thought why not, that doesn’t sound too bad, a bit of additional training incorporated into my normal gym routine and I’m there. How wrong could I be?! ...