Action for Brain Injury Week – Be Concussion AwareMay 11th, 2016
Monday 9th May to Sunday 15th May is Action for Brain Injury Week 2016. During the week many people will be raising awareness of brain injury and the consequences for people and their loved ones after they have sustained a head injury.
Headway (the brain injury association) are running a campaign for Action for Brain Injury Week 2016 about concussion in sport, and being Concussion Aware. The campaign aims to educate people about the dangers of concussion in sport, and improve protocols to ensure that concussion is diagnosed quickly after a head injury and people do not continue playing after they have sustained a concussion.
Although playing sport is undoubtedly a great way to get some exercise and enjoy yourself, being better protected from concussion is vitally important.
Headway are asking people to pledge their support to the Concussion Aware campaign, whether this is at sports clubs, in schools, colleges and universities, or anywhere else across the UK where sporting activities take place. By signing up, people are pledging to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of concussion, and knowing the dangers associated with continued play after a suspected concussion.
The pledge also asks people to stand by the approach of “If in doubt, sit it out!” This approach means that if you suspect a concussion at all, you should stop someone from playing on and get them checked by a medical professional, to ensure they have no ongoing symptoms or complications.
To show your support to Headway’s Concussion Aware campaign, take the pledge today; https://headwayuk.wufoo.com/forms/ws4wz9d0jpoalw/ and show your support on social media using the #ConcussionAware hashtag.
At CFG Law, we understand the importance of identifying concussion at an early stage and taking the correct precautions to ensure you do not do any further damage to your brain following a suspected concussion.
CFG Law have specialist brain injury solicitors who can help with early treatment, rehabilitation and compensation. To speak to one of our serious injury solicitors in confidence, call today on 0800 612 8196.