Supporting individuals in crisis

Supporting our client back to sport after suffering serious injuries
An accident turned Jaden’s world upside down, but now he’s back on the athletic track doing what he loves.

Jaden Payne’s world revolved around sport. However, a few years ago, a road traffic accident threatened his future and suddenly stopped him from doing what he loved. Serious head injuries led to months in hospital, lying in a bed attached to tubes and wires. Jaden’s prognosis was poor, and his chances of returning to the sport seemed non-existent.

At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we act on behalf of Jaden in the road traffic collision claim. While his case isn’t finished, our team have managed to secure the support Jaden needed throughout focussed recovery, rehabilitation and return to sport. With specialist tailor-made therapy and support programmes in place, we’ve watched him progress in leaps and bounds.

Meeting a star
The charity Make-A-Wish gives children and young people living with a critical condition the chance to turn their dreams into reality. For Jaden, this ambition is to meet his hero, Usain Bolt. While Make-A-Wish couldn’t make this happen, they did arrange for Jaden to meet another sports champion, Hannah Cockroft MBE. Hannah is a British wheelchair racer, world record holder and winner of multiple gold medals from the Paralympics.

As a result of appearing in a promotional video for Make-A-Wish, Jaden and Hannah were interviewed by ITV news. The pair shared how the charity’s work led to them meeting and how Jaden will continue to do what he loves, despite his injuries.

"Despite everything he’s faced, Jaden is a really happy, smiley person. We’re so proud of how far he’s come. He now has the specialist support he needs to reach his potential post-injury which is really rewarding to see and we look forward to supporting him in the future as he goes through his university years and beyond."
Rankeshwar Batta, partner

The future is bright
After his injury, the future was uncertain for Jaden. Now, thanks to specialist support and sheer determination on his part and that of his parents, he hopes to be able to reset his goals and maximise his potential. Next on the agenda is achieving his degree in sports rehabilitation. The pandemic has put a pause on his studies, but he plans to return to university in September. Without our help securing him one to one support and a specialist case manager, this would be impossible. They will help overcome challenges he faces as a result of his injury, such as navigating his way around campus.


Rankeshwar Batta
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