Has your Child been in an Accident?
It’s very common for children to have the occasional accident. Whether it’s falling over in the playground or hitting their head on a table, bangs and bumps are just a part of life.
However, there are occasions when children are hurt or even seriously injured due to the negligence of a third party. Approximately one million children injured in Britain each year as a result of accidents and malicious attacks.
If your child has been injured as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be able to make a child accident compensation claim on their behalf.
The Law Around Child Compensation Claims
Making a child compensation claim can be a complex process, so it’s important to appoint a solicitor with unparalleled legal expertise, who understands this area.
A child who has had an accident cannot make a claim on their own behalf until they reach the age of 18 years. However, an adult acting as a ‘litigation friend’ can make a claim on the child’s behalf.
Children’s accident claims can take years to process, especially if the child is very young when they are injured. However, thorough assessments of the injuries are necessary to ensure the child receives the compensation they deserve and in some cases, this can only be completed when the child is older.
At What’s My Claim Worth we will keep you informed at every step of your child’s compensation claim, offering support and guidance throughout the process.
Child Accident Case Study
Our client was 12 years old when he was injured in a car accident.
At the time, our client suffered from soft tissue damage to his left hip and knee and also suffered long-term psychological damage, experiencing travel anxiety for six months following his accident.
What’s My Claim Worth successfully helped our client to make a claim for compensation, appointing the client’s mother as his litigation friend to deal with the claim on her son’s behalf.
We were able to successfully recover damages in the sum of £3,000 for our client by way of compensation, which is being held by the court until the client reaches 18 years of age.
Make a Child Accident Compensation Claim
At What’s My Claim Worth we understand that child accident injuries can have severe consequences both for the child involved and their family. We have extensive experience dealing with children’s accident compensation claims, from medical negligence to injuries which have occurred in the playground or public places.
When fighting for your compensation we take into account whether you have had to take time off work to care for your child or if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.
If you are a parent or guardian and your child has been injured in an accident, or if you are under the age of 18 and you have been injured in an accident, you should not hesitate to contact or get an estimate of what your claim is worth using our Claimometer.
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Our client was visiting the premises which was a health club. She was returning from the swimming pool area to the changing rooms when she slipped and fell twisting her knee.