However, if a child has been seriously or significantly injured through the fault of somebody else, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf.
Our expert personal injury solicitors have helped many parents whose children have been injured at school, on the road or on holiday to make a claim for damages. Contact us today by calling 0333 323 5292, or fill in the enquiry form on this page to let us know a convenient time to call you.
Many parents and guardians are not aware that they can make a claim on their child’s behalf until they are 18 years old. Injuries can be sustained in a number of ways and we have handled cases involving the following:
- Accidents at school, nursery or college
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in a public place
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Slips, trips and falls
- Injuries suffered on holiday
Claims cannot be made by a parent or guardian if the accident was their fault, for example, if a father is responsible for a road accident, they are unable to make a claim on their child’s behalf, but a mother or grandparent could act in their place.
What does compensation cover?
Our experienced lawyers understand the problems that can be faced when a child is injured, and will work to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. We can help to get a financial payout for the following expenses:
- Care and treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Adaptations to the home
- Transportation requirements
- Pain and suffering
If your child has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you should speak to a personal injury expert today for comprehensive advice on your situation.
How We Can Help
To speak to a solicitor about a child accident claim, you can either call us on 0333 323 5292, or fill in the enquiry form on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
You are entitled to compensation, paid by the Insurance Company, for which the employer has already paid an insurance premium.
So you see, the employer doesn’t pay, the insurer does. Most employers are savvy enough to recognise that where personal injury has occurred, compensation is due and many encourage the employee to bring a claim for compensation for personal injury against the insurer. That is the point of the policy.
Claiming damages for your injury at work is simple. We have dedicated, experienced teams of lawyers dealing with accident at work claims. Call us today on 0333 323 5292 to find out whether you are entitled to compensation. You can get in touch with us by sending us an email or filling in the enquiry form on this page.