Life After Injury

We thrive on helping our clients get back to being the very best they can be, and support others who share that same passion. This page is about our clients showing what is possible after a life changing event, as well as what some people are prepared to do to help others rebuild their lives after injury.

Janice's Story

Janice suffered a brain injury after a motorcycle accident one Saturday morning and in this video talks about how she is still able to continue with her hobbies after her life changing injuries.

Chris Farley takes part in bungee jump

Chris is a young man who suffered a severe brain injury; this left him with a number of problems. However, before his accident Chris was an extremely active and ‘outdoors’ person. We recently received an update from Chris on how, with the appropriate support and equipment, he was recently able to take part in a bungee jump whilst on holiday.

Mongol Rally

Over the summer of 2016, two fearless young men embarked upon the Mongol Rally, in aid of their friend Max and the Back Up Trust. We were proud sponsors of the intrepid duo as they took on the 10,000-mile challenge!

Ed Blackwell and Mike Parlby hit the road in a 0.8 litre Daewoo Matiz (the rally rules stated all cars must be less than 1 litre) and set off towards Siberia. The pair faced many breakdowns and perilous roads along the way, travelling through Europe, meeting the locals and sleeping in a hammock at the side of the road. They received no support along the journey, as rally rules stipulate they can’t have any support crews in case of breakdowns. Despite the rough terrain and numerous car failures, the duo successfully completed the strenuous journey from London to Ulan Ude in Russia within 5 weeks.

They are raising funds for The Max Levene Trust, set up in aid of their friend, Max, who suffered a serious spinal injury after an accident whilst paying rugby at school. Following his accident, his school set up The Max Levene Trust with the slogan ‘Remember the boy, support the man’ and have raised thousands to support Max. Ed and Mike have set out to complete the Mongol Rally to raise money for the trust.

Sam's Story

Sam was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in him losing his lower left leg. However in this video Sam talks about how his injury hasn’t stopped him achieving his goals.

Fletchers Solicitors Sponsors British Rallycross Driver

Over the last 6 months, we have been proud to sponsor British Rallycross driver Graham Rumsey as he and his Citroen Saxo have travelled around the country, going from strength to strength on the race track.

Fletchers are proud to support Graham in his racing endeavours, and sponsor his Hot Hatch – our logo gracing the back of the rally car. It is wonderful to see him continuing his passion for racing after his accident and we wish him luck in his future races!

Jack's Story

This video is about Jack’s life after injury. He sustained a spinal injury in an accident that left him often depending on the use of a wheelchair. However, he hasn’t let it stop him becoming a positive and active young man.

Dave Holdsworth trials the Michelangelo hand

Two years on from his motorcycle accident Dave is still undergoing intense rehabilitation, however he recently has the opportunity to sample the Michelangelo hand, a prosthetic which features built-in technology to allow more nature hand movements.

Iain's Story

Whilst working as a crane driver, Iain was thrown from the crane cabin and suffered several spinal injuries. In this video, Iain talks about how despite his injuries he has been able to maintain that feeling of independence with the assistance of a specially modified car and house.

Serious injury client completes half marathon

Recently one of our serious injury clients, Paul Brand, ran the Chester Half Marathon to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance, the service used to convey him to hospital following his motorcycle accident.

In early 2014, Paul, a regular family man from Chester, had his life serious affected as the result of a road traffic accident. Whilst proceeding down a main road on his motorcycle, Paul was hit by another party pulling out from a side road, causing a collision.

The accident resulted in Paul sustaining multiple serious injuries, including a fractured wrist, collarbone, shoulder blade, ribs, and jaw, in addition to injuries he sustained to his ear; due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred to hospital via air ambulance.

Paul pledged to run the Chester Half Marathon to thank the North West Air Ambulance and cover the costs of his unexpected flight.

Back on the bike

A motorbike accident left Mark paraplegic and needing to using a wheelchair, but he loves being back on a bike again. He now uses a converted trike which is fitted with hand controls and adapted for his injury.

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