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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 Hampson Hughes 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.

Can I claim compensation for my child?

If your child has been injured due to the negligence and lack of care of others then just like an adult, your children can claim child personal injury compensation. People often expect children to fall over and gain injuries, but that does not mean that these accidents are their own fault and therefore, they can be compensated for.

What types of child accident claims are there?

Children are often injured in accidents through no fault of their own. If you’re a parent or guardian with a child or even your baby that has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you can make a personal injury claim for compensation for them. Alternatively, the child can wait till they’re 18 to claim themselves.

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.
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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.

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 or email [email protected]


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