A specialist service for people with catastrophic injuries is being launched in Scotland by Bush & Company, currently the largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management in England.
The firm is expanding its offer to legal and insurance companies in Scotland, to meet demand for expertise in serious injury claims. Bush & Company has created a team to take on new cases, headed up by Case Management Service Operations Manager Linda Ingram.
Glasgow-based Linda is a registered nurse with a proven track record in the health insurance sector. She explains: “By extending our reach to offer case management services in Scotland, we are able to help even more people regain a quality of life following a serious injury as a result of an accident or injury at birth.
“We believe there is a need for more specialist services for people with catastrophic injury in Scotland. As experts in this field, the move builds on our offering to solicitors and insurance companies, enabling them to access the right case manager in the right location for their client”.
Registered nurses Barry Lehane, Shelly Temple and Kate Barron complete Bush & Company’s presence in Scotland, bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the team.
Barry Lehane, a registered general nurse, has more than 20 years’ experience working in a variety of specialist neurological settings, specialising in individuals with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Shelley Temple offers extensive clinical and managerial experience spanning more than 18 years, working with both adults and children in a number of leadership roles within the NHS, the community and the independent sectors.
Kate Barron is a registered paediatric nurse with more than 25 years’ experience in a range of senior roles including in patient paediatric services, Nurse Practitioner in a walk-in centre in Germany for the military and their families and Operations Manager for a telephone triage nurse led service.
Helen Jackson, Managing Director at Bush & Company adds: “Our expansion into Scotland will ensure more people with disabilities can benefit from our unique approach to case management, which is underpinned by care and respect for every individual.
“It was the vision of our founder Paul Bush, who became a paraplegic in 1975 and sadly passed away earlier this year. His legacy continues to shape the way we work every day.”
Bush & Company provides specialist medico-legal and rehabilitation expertise to insurance companies and solicitors, working with people who have sustained serious or catastrophic injuries, Bush & Company acts on referral from the injured person or by instruction from a Claimant or Defendant representative.