Headway Oxfordshire CEO Jamie Miller is concerned that giving patients personal budgets could compromise care for those who are unable to make informed decisions.

Jamie Miller expands in the below linked article on the challenges faced by those with brain injury who seek to access support from the State and the financial pressures faced by those charities who work in this field.

In the majority of cases i am instructed upon where i act for a client who has suffered a brain injury due to an accident, such as a road traffic collision or fall from height, then i will approach the insurance company of the party held at fault to meet the cost of my client's private rehabilitation.

If the insurance company of the party at fault agree to meet the cost of private brain injury rehabilitation then that will ensure our client from the outset receives appropriate and timely care to maximise their outcomes. This will also avoid pulling on the scarce resources of the State as touched upon by Jamie Miller and allows the State to support those who are not able to seek support from an insurance company.

If you, or a family member, have suffered a brain injury as a result of a non fault accident then you may wish to contact our leading brain injury specialists on freephone 0800 157 7611 or e-mail matthew.claxson@mooreblatch.com

Matthew Claxson is a Partner at Moore Blatch Solicitors who have offices in London, Richmond, Southampton and Lymington.