Lawyers should adopt the right mindset, taking a holistic approach to rehabilitation needs in the case of psychological injury, says Claire Roantree

Over the last year, the covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the mental health crisis facing the nation. One group that is acutely aware of the restricted access to support services comprises major trauma survivors. 

Our NHS has been extremely stretched by covid-19 and serious accidents have still been occurring, leaving major trauma sufferers needing access to under-resourced and under-funded rehabilitation services, particularly mental health support. Psychological support for major trauma victims needs to be prioritised as part of a holistic approach to rehabilitation for major trauma.

A double whammy

Road traffic accidents cause a significant portion of major trauma injuries. While car us...

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