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This month, it is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness and educate others about what it is like living with limb loss and limb difference.
Organised by several UK charities, including the Limbless Association, Limb Power and Reach Charity, the aim of this year’s Limb Loss Awareness Month is to highlight the people and the realities behind limb impairment and to educate and empower individuals and their families.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people with disabilities, and has led to increased feelings of social isolation and loneliness for many. It is hoped that Limb Loss Awareness and Limb Difference Month will make a positive difference in people’s lives by making them feel more connected and improve their wellbeing.
At Novum Law, we often help and support people who have sustained devastating, life-changing injuries such as limb loss and amputation due to serious accidents.
Solicitor Annabelle Turner knows only too well how life can change in an instant if you are involved in a serious accident. She lost her leg 10 years’ ago when she was hit by a lorry while cycling in Bristol.
Annabelle has not let her limb loss prevent her from doing whatever she wants to do. Following her accident, she completed her law degree, established a successful career as a specialist personal injury solicitor, and has continued to pursue her passions as a dancer and fitness instructor.
In her latest blog, she says:
“I am proof there is hope after limb loss and amputation. A disability should not define you. My biggest piece of advice to anyone out there who has sustained a life-changing injury is not to let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do. Only you, and you alone, can make that decision for yourself.”
Annabelle has been supporting the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) latest campaign called Rebuilding Shattered Lives which aims to encourage injured people to seek specialist legal advice and compensation, so that they can access additional support and rehabilitation and put their lives back together.
Watch Annabelle tell her story to learn more about her limb loss journey.
To learn more about Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month visit limblosslimbdifference.co.uk. You can show your support on social media using the hashtags #Limblossdifference and #LLLDAM throughout April to raise awareness.
If you or a loved one has lost a limb or needed an amputation after an accident that wasn’t your fault or due to medical negligence, our specialist limb loss solicitors can help. Call 0800 884 0777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online enquiry form.