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GF Strong Acquired Brain Injury Programs 2012

The GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre hosts a number of workshops for survivors of brain injury and stroke, their family and friends. These workshops provide an open, informal forum in which to discuss and learn about the brain, how it works, and its recovery.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Workshop for Families & Friends.

  • June 13, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00 pm
  • September 19, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00 pm
  • November 14, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Location: Room #189, GF Strong Rehab Centre, 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC

Registration: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. To register please contact: Sacha Arsenault: sacha.arsenault@vch.ca, 778-875-7469 or Kelly Sharp: kelly.sharp@vch.ca, 604-341-8514.

Download the flyer (PDF).

 


Understanding Stroke: A Workshop for Families & Friends

  • May 9, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00 pm
  • October 24, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00 pm
  • December 12, 2012: 6.00 – 9.00pm

Location: Room #189, GF Strong Rehab Centre, 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC

Registration: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. To register please contact: Sacha Arsenault: sacha.arsenault@vch.ca, 778-875-7469 or Kelly Sharp: kelly.sharp@vch.ca, 604-341-8514.

Download the flyer (PDF).

 


Building Community Connections: A Workshop for Survivors, Families and Friends

This workshop is facilitated by the Community Intervention Coordinator. The workshop is interactive, with open group discussions, opportunities for sharing and problem solving with others. Survivors and caregivers share their personal journeys and discuss some of the successes and challenges they encountered in returning to the community.

  • June 6, 2012: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
  • September 12, 2012: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
  • November 7, 2012: 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Location: Room #189, GF Strong Rehab Centre, 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC

Registration: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. To register please contact: Sacha Arsenault: sacha.arsenault@vch.ca, 778-875-7469 or Kelly Sharp: kelly.sharp@vch.ca, 604-341-8514.

Download the flyer (PDF).

 


Family Aphasia Group
This workshop offers information and education to family and friends of people living with aphasia. Attendees are asked to share their successes and challenges and will learn how to create more successful and satisfying interactions.

Location: GF Strong Rehab Centre, 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC

Registration: Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. Please register by calling Dina Collins at: (604) 737-6232.

Download the flyer (PDF)

 


“Big City” Lawyer or local counsel … what to do?

Town in the West Kootenays of British ColumbiaMany serious vehicle collisions occur in smaller communities throughout British Columbia and Canada where access to experienced legal resources may not be readily available.

Sadly, we often hear, too late, about cases that have been settled for a small percentage of their true value because those involved (including the lawyer) simply did not understand the real costs of proving and providing care for a seriously brain injured person for the rest of their lives. Local legal professionals may be experienced and skilled, but many have not had the opportunity to develop the expertise that we have developed over many years of working in the brain injury field. Families fear that a “big city” firm will be expensive, distant, and won’t provide a high level of personal care that is relevant to their region.  In fact, the opposite is true.

 

Providing service where you are

By only having very experienced lawyers working in one area (brain and spinal cord injury) we are prepared to travel all over the British Columbia to ensure the best possible service is provided.  On many occasions we will travel across the province for a seemingly short, but important meetings or interviews.

 

Working with legal representatives in your area

In some instances we will partner with a local lawyer (at no cost to our client), who can assist in the community, while we work to ensure the full extent of care and income-loss issues are addressed and considered  long before any trial, mediation or settlement agreement occurs.

 

No additional cost to you

It usually costs no more to have an experienced “big city” law firm handle a case than it does to have a local firm who may not have the same level expertise – it may even cost less. If care is needed we are often able to assist to ensure it is provided.

 

Knowledge of local resources

We have spent years working with experienced brain injury professionals all over the province and are often well aware of the local resources to use, and those to steer clear of.

 

Access to brain injury experts

As a firm devoted to achieving maximum compensation for survivors of a traumatic brain injury, we work with the all the necessary experts to prove the consequences of a serious brain injury. This is often required to ensure that all aspects of the injuries suffered by our clients are addressed. We have access to some of the best experts in the fields of: neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry, physiatry (rehabilitation medicine), orthopedic surgery, endocrinology, as well as occupational therapy, economics, engineering, and many others.

 

Webster & Associates prosecutes injury claims throughout British Columbia.

We have represented clients in Trail, Castlegar, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, the Okanagan, the Kootenays, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Merritt, Vanderhoof, Anahiem Lake, Courteney, Comox, Nelson, Fort Nelson, Terrace, Williams Lake and Prince Rupert. We’ve also represented clients from Alberta, Ontario, the Maritimes, the United States, the United Kingdom and around the world.

 
Read what past clients have had to say about us in the client testimonials section of our website.

 
If you would like to discuss any of the issues referred to above please feel free contact us:

Greater Vancouver: (604) 713-8030
Victoria, Vancouver Island: (250) 589-8030
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