Children’s Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Children’s 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 also protect their best interests. If they have had an accident that was someone else’s fault it is then up to you to claim compensation. This can help them access the medical attention and care they need to recover and then 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 claim, and it must also be submitted by someone who has a legal responsibility for the child. An example is 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, therefore 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
- Injuries from 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 then 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 then 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 if they had taken reasonable care. Your solicitor will present the evidence with the request for compensation, and then negotiate payment and represent you in court if they need to. 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 therefore 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.
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. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
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. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more