Children’s Accidents

Every year, children aged 15 or under account for over 1 million trips to Accident and Emergency following an incident in the home, school, play areas, or in and around other public amenities. NHS figures suggest children under five are most at risk, with boys being at higher risk than girls.

Sometimes, accidents in the home can occur even when basic safety precautions are taken. Negligence cannot be accounted for, and causes at the root of the problem may have gone unseen.

Categorising lumps, bumps, and scrapes into the classifications set out by our Hampson Hughes personal injury claim specialists can prove much simpler than you may think. Common types of childhood injury include:

  • Unable to use a limb
  • Struggling for breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Swallowing pills or tablets left supervised

If you think you, or someone you know, has been affected by anything relating in this article and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email

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