Alongside one other partner, Higgs & Sons has been selected to support The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) as its Trusted Legal Partner in the West Midlands region.
The partnership will provide huge benefits to those in the area affected by spinal cord injury, as well as their family and friends.Andy Shaw, Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at Higgs & Sons, said: “We’re honoured to be working with SIA as one of its Trusted Legal Partners for the West Midlands region. Our major trauma and clinical negligence teams are passionate about helping those affected by spinal cord injuries.”
Higgs & Sons’ clients with spinal cord injuries will enjoy a number of benefits, including access to SIA’s support network which includes a team of spinal cord injury peers, specialist nurses, trained counsellors and an advocacy team.
People with the injuries will also be signposted to access Higgs & Sons’ specialist legal support.
As well as providing advice if there is a legal claim as a result of injuries sustained or substandard medical intervention, the wider Higgs team will be on hand to support holistically with other legal issues that arise, including supporting with the purchase of single level accommodation, dealing with matrimonial issues or employment concerns.
It means people with spinal cord injuries can access Higgs & Sons’ services as a ‘one-stop shop’ rather than engaging with numerous legal service providers. Higgs & Sons will also support SIA with fundraising activities. All SIA legal partners have met strict criteria and must have proven experience in handling catastrophic injury claims.