By: 18 April 2018
Spinal injuries charity launches pioneering collaborative service for injured people at industry fundraising dinner

For lawyers involved in advising people who have suffered catastrophic injuries, ensuring that clients have access to quality care and rehabilitation is a priority. Firms want to work collaboratively, often with the support of insurers, to combine expertise from different sectors to help injured individuals to rebuild their lives as quickly as possible.
Leading spinal cord injury charity, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), has joined forces with Bush & Company, the UK’s largest case management provider, to launch SIA Case Management. Formally launched at the SIA 20th Anniversary charity ball in Manchester in March, SIA Case Management is the first joint venture of its kind.
It brings together the expertise of Bush & Company’s case management and rehabilitation services with the practical, emotional advice and support offered by the charity. SIA Case Management is the largest UK-wide case management service working solely with adults and children following a spinal cord injury.
Law firms specialising in catastrophic injuries have welcomed this new initiative.
Paul Paxton, Partner at Stewarts commented, “Adapting to a life-changing injury can be a deeply traumatic experience and it’s our job to support clients in the very best way possible. We conduct more spinal cord injury cases than any other law firm in the UK and work with some of the most complex cases, therefore it’s important that we work with specialists in this field. SIA Case Management gives our clients access to not only highly specialist, experienced case managers, but also a whole host of rehabilitation support including managing their injuries, getting back into work and behavioural support.”
Helen Jackson, manging director of Bush & Company said, “When we formed the partnership with the SIA, we wanted people to trust in the expertise of both brands that have been established over many years, and it’s great to see a firm such as Stewarts being early adopters.”
Support for the work done by the SIA has never been stronger; a staggering £67,000 was raised at the Charity Ball. This new joint venture will also mean additional funds are invested back into the charity ensuring those not working with a solicitor following their injury can also access support.