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Has your Child suffered as a result of an Accident?

If your child has been injured in an accident, it is worth contacting a trusted child injury lawyers who can advise you and your family on the relevant legal options. Child accident compensation may be available if your child has been injured in an accident that was not his or her fault. Under UK law, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to begin the claims process.

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This means that in the case of child accident claims, an adult must be appointed to act on the child’s behalf. If you wish to act on behalf of a child in relation to a child injury compensation claim, get in touch with our team of personal injury lawyers with experience in child accident claims. You can speak to us today.

  • What types of child accident claims are there?

    Each year, in excess of one million children under the age of 15 are treated in Accident & Emergency departments following an injury. 40,000 of these injuries relate to children under the age of 5. Some of the more common types of child injury compensation claims involve injuries such as:

    • Slip, trip, or fall; especially where there were not adequate safety measures such as barriers, wet floor signs..
    • Scalds and burns
    • Glass related accidents
    • Consuming toxic substances
    • Product liability: child accident compensation may be available following a child injury linked to product liability, e.g. faulty toys, unlabelled choking hazard, untreated flammable materials.

    If you believe that your child has suffered an injury due to negligence on behalf of a public facility, school, playgroup, manufacturer, distributor, supplier, retailer or any other responsible party, you should speak to our specialist team of personal injury solicitors today.

  • How much money is a child injury claim worth?

    The exact amount for a child injury compensation claim will vary, depending on factors such as the level of injury and the level of any negligence that can be shown. To get an initial idea, you can enter the details of your child injury claim into our compensation calculator for an estimate – just remember it is only an estimate.

    To discuss your possible claim and average compensation levels, you can fill out our email contact form, or phone us on 0800 888 6888, where one of the child accident claim solicitors on our personal injury team will be able to discuss a possible claim with you. Here at Hampson Hughes, we work to provide the best possible settlement.

  • What is the child accident claim time limit?

    We advise speaking to us as soon as you believe that you may be entitled to child accident compensation. Any cause for delay in beginning your claim may be taken into account regarding your claim time limit. The usual limit for personal injury claims is three years, but with children the claim can often be extended to three years from their 18th birthday. It is worth getting in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss any child accident claim.

  • What evidence do I need for a child accident claim?

    When it comes to evidence for a child injury compensation claim, there are a range of evidence types that can be useful, just as with any other personal injury claim. These include:

    • medical records documenting any injuries suffered and/or treatment/s received by the child
    • photographic documentation of the child’s injury and/or issues with the setting where the child was injured
    • witness accounts from those who witnessed the incident that cause the child’s injury

    Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors offers expert legal guidance and an experienced understanding of child accident claims. Depending on the nature of the injury, we may be able to provide access to rehabilitation support. For further information on the different types of rehabilitation support that may be available, please see our My Rehabilitation page.

    Remember, here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we can offer a free no-obligation consultation. Just contact us today to speak to one of our child accident claims solicitors and discover whether you have a claim. Call 0800 888 6888 or email [email protected]

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Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

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Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.

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Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.


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We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.



Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.


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Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.



Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.

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