We are thrilled to announce that we have been appointed as a founding member of The Katie Piper Foundation’s first-ever national legal panel. We will now be one of the first ports of call for survivors of burns and scars seeking legal support as a result of a life-changing injury, in order to fund the rehabilitation they need to maximise their independence while ensuring the best quality of life possible.
Model and campaigner Katie Piper OBE, who fell victim to an acid attack in 2008, set up the Katie Piper Foundation in 2009 to support adult survivors of burns and scars caused by traumatic incidents and injuries. The charity delivers and provides access to sustainable rehabilitation services and individualised care, including:
- Specialist physiotherapy;
- Goal-focused activities;
Martin Usher, our Partner and head of Serious Injury, says:
“We are extremely proud and privileged to have become one of the founding members of The Katie Piper Foundation’s new legal panel.
“We understand the pain and distress burn and scar injuries can cause, both mentally and physically and recognise that many survivors may need extensive medical help, corrective surgery andtherapy so they can begin to rebuild their life and a future they deserve.return to their quality of life they had pre-accident.
“Early access to a sustainable and bespoke rehabilitation programme is crucial, so working collaboratively with The Katie Piper Foundation means we can help support more people from a very early stage in their journey and help provide better outcomes for them and their family.”
Lime Solicitors is one of the four founding law firms on the legal panel and will also be supporting the Katie Piper Foundation with fundraising projects and initiatives to raise further awareness.
Amit Ghose – an inside sales executive at legal and professional services group Ampa, which Lime Solicitors is part of – has worked closely with The Katie Piper Foundation since it began. In 2011, Amit – who has neurofibromatosis, an incurable condition where the nerve tissue grows tumours – starred in Channel 4’s Katie: My Beautiful Friends, which was presented by Katie Piper OBE.
Amit said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Katie Piper Foundation again and be working with the team once more. Katie has been an incredible inspiration to my life and the foundation is doing some amazing things to support individuals.”