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Children's Accident Compensation

Understanding Your Rights

Coping with your children’s cuts and bruises may be a normal part of everyday family life but sometimes the injuries can be more serious and the cause someone else’s negligence. If your child has suffered a personal injury from an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation on their behalf.

Thankfully the majority of children’s accidents are minor but if you do need to make a child accident claim for compensation on behalf of your son or daughter, we understand that this is naturally a stressful and worrying time for you and are here to support you at every step of the claims process.

Types Of Child Accident Claims

Being a parent or guardian is a huge responsibility and if your child has been seriously injured through no fault of their own, you may be able to make a claim for the compensation they deserve.

There are many different causes of children’s accidents and types of claims, including:

  • Playground accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Faulty toys or equipment
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Road accidents
  • School accidents

How To Make A Claim For Children's Accident Compensation

Child accident claims for individuals under the age of 18 have to be made by a Litigation Friend, which is usually a parent or guardian appointed to act on the child’s behalf. Any awarded compensation is held in trust until your child is 18 unless there is a need for the money sooner, such as to pay for medical care. If your child is under 18 when the accident occurs then the claim must be made before they turn 21 years of age.

Our professional personal injury solicitors have the experience and personal approach to ensure the claims process is straightforward and as stress free as possible for you and your family. Aware of all related issues, we will provide support and guidance throughout, including obtaining medical and educational assessments to monitor the impact of your child’s injuries – now and ongoing into the future.

Contact Bartletts Solicitors today on Freephone 0800 988 3674 and one of our specialist personal injury solicitors will take the time to understand your particular situation and advise you on whether you’re eligible to make a claim and, if so, how best to proceed.