Childrens Accident Claims
There is nothing more distressing than watching your child suffer an illness or injury. It is even more frustrating if their injury was avoidable. Children’s accidents can occur in the playground or on a school trip, while riding their bike or being the passenger in a car, or when playing on apparatus.
As a parent, it is your role to look out for your child and protect their best interests. If they have been harmed in an accident caused by someone else it is up to you to claim compensation which can help them access the medical attention and care they need to recover and move on with their lives. The Compensation Experts will support you by providing the advice and legal contacts you need.
What is a Children’s Accident Claim?
Compensation claims for children follow a similar process to those for adults. The only exceptions are that there is a longer timescale in which to bring a claim, and it must be submitted by someone who has a legal responsibility for the child such as their parent or guardian. The only situation in which this is not the case is when the parent or guardian caused the accident which harmed the minor. A possible scenario would be a mother reversing her car out of the driveway without due care and attention, knocking over her child who was standing in the way. In this instance, the child’s father or another close relative could claim instead.
Any compensation received is put into a special fund or trust for the child to access when they turn 18, or managed by trustees to cover the cost of caring for a child with a disability sustained as the result of their injury. It is not paid directly to the claimant.
Types of children’s accident claims can include:
- Birth injuries
- Accidents as a pedestrian or cyclist
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- School or nursery accidents
- Getting stuck in a door
- Being harmed by a faulty or dangerous toy or product
How to Claim Compensation for a Child’s Injury
Our friendly advisors at The Compensation Experts are happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation if you are unsure whether you have grounds to ask for payment of damages on behalf of your child. We understand the law around personal injury claims and can give you a professional recommendation of whether or not your claim has a high chance of being successful.
We work with a select number of personal injury solicitors and will carefully match you to ensure you have the right lawyer for your circumstances. They will speak to you and obtain relevant information to not only prove the nature of the injury but also that it happened due to another person’s error and could have been avoided had they taken reasonable care. Your solicitor will present the evidence with the request for compensation, and negotiate payment and represent you in court should the need arise. The vast majority (over 90%) of personal injury claims settle without the intervention of a judge, and unless your application is hugely complicated, it is likely yours will too.
Don’t let your child’s injury blight their future. Get in touch with The Compensation Experts today and let us help you obtain the compensation they deserve.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert childrens accident claim solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.