Alice Hall and Sarah Balfour examine considerations for practitioners if a personal injury case leads to a relationship ending


Tragically, the impact of an injury is almost never felt solely by the injured person themselves. The ripple effect is often felt by partners, children, the wider family, friends and colleagues.

The early days post-injury are often occupied by initial treatment, hospital visits, discharge planning, sometimes without much time to begin the process of adjusting to and coming to terms with the injury and its implications on family and the injured person.

Equally, even with extensive care and support packages in place, the family may often still contribute in terms of caring for the injured person while at the same time receiving little to no formal support themselves. The grief and trauma of comi...

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