July 10, 2019

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DJ Lam, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

Wheeling in the great outdoors – tips for keep it “wheely” safe

While the end of June marked the start of summer, it also began silly season for wheelchair users who navigate seas of pedestrians, vehicles and other hazards. Indeed, it’s not uncommon to see close calls between wheelchairs and sets of able-bodied shins. And wheelchair users are particularly vulnerable. Distraction and…

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January 8, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

Tips for Travelling with a Spinal Cord Injury

With the holiday season behind us, and several months to go with the winter weather many people take this time to get outta dodge and find some sunshine! Here are some of my personal observations and suggestions for travelling with a disability. 1 – Prescription medication — Don’t pack it…

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November 2, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

O Canaba, our home we grow 4 plants, True patriot buds, in one household one grand, grams. With growing large, we see them rise, Skunk, dank, green, grass, weed. From far and wide O Canaba, we stand on guard for trees. Gods keep our land, free of mold and mites.…

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June 21, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Scotiabank Half-Marathon Charity Challenge in Support of Spinal Cord Injury BC

It is hard to believe this weekend on June 24th marks the 20th anniversary of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, it also hard to believe 1998 was 20 years ago. This year marks the 4th time that I will be participating in this particular race. But for me, it is much more than a…

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

National Sledge Hockey Championship 2018

The BC Provincial Sledge Hockey team played in the 3rd annual National Sledge Hockey Championship held at the Richmond Olympic Oval this year. The tournament took place May 11-13 and played host to incredible action from four of the top teams from across the country, including two-time defending champs Alberta,…

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November 30, 2017

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Importance of Fitness for the Spinal Cord Injury Community

It is no secret that being physically active is important, but this is of the utmost importance for those living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). People living with SCI are more prone to health risks such as blood clots and obesity, which could lead to more complex cardiovascular diseases.…

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October 27, 2016

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Murphy Battista

Murphy Battista Personal Injury Lawyer, Scott Stanley, Talks Setting Up His Scholarship with SCI BC

The new Scott Stanley Scholarship awarded at Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a fresh start for those newly injured to reach greater heights. When, Murphy Battista LLP’s personal injury lawyer, Scott Stanley, grew up in Northern Saskatchewan, his awareness of modest means was amplified. Scott’s ability in identifying the needs of…

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June 23, 2015

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Is a Co-Op the Right Accommodation for You? Things You Should Know About Housing Cooperatives

Broadview Housing Cooperative Located on West Broadway and Waterloo, Vancouver, B.C., is where I’ve called home for the past 6 years. I found out about this place through word of mouth at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre where I work out in the gym on a regular basis. After applying and…

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February 12, 2015

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

BC Wheelchair Sports Association: The Benefit of Sport for People with Disabilities and Spinal Cord Injuries

At Murphy Battista LLP we are always looking for resources that could benefit our personal injury clients. This month we want to share information about the BC Wheelchair Sports Association and the great work that they do to serve and enrich the lives of Canadians with disabilities including people…

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October 16, 2014

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Murphy Battista

Exciting Developments in Spinal Cord Research

At Murphy Battista LLP our primary focus is making sure that our clients get their lives back. In many cases, we are able to achieve this by ensuring that a client is adequately compensated by their insurer. Of course, regardless of the size of a negotiated settlement or court…

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