Accident Advice Helpline are extremely experienced in helping people to make successful personal injury claims in Kingston upon Hull. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, we can help you to secure a compensation settlement to give you some security and help get your life back on track.
One area in which we can help you is if your child has suffered from a head injury, or you suffered from a head injury as a child. Head injuries can be particularly devastating at any age, but they can be especially tough for a child as they often have long term health consequences. As a result, you should be able to obtain compensation for your child’s injuries and we can help you to do so.
When can I claim for a child head injury?
If your child has suffered from a head injury, you can launch a claim for compensation providing that the accident that caused their injuries was not their fault but was down to someone else’s negligence. This could be anything from a car crash to an uneven pavement that causes a trip or fall.
How much are head injury claims in Kingston upon Hull worth?
This depends on the severity of your child’s injuries and the effects it will have on the rest of their life. For example, a child who has suffered a mild concussion will be entitled to significantly less than a child who has permanent brain damage as the result of a head injury. However, both will be entitled to a settlement.
The amount you can secure for your child will be influenced by any expenses you accrue as a result of their injury, which is why it is always important to hold not any receipts and bills which related directly to the injury, although it is probably the last think on your mind to do at the time.
Claiming for children
Claiming for children is a little different than claiming for adults. Usually, adults have 3 years from the date of their accident to make a claim, and they can claim on their own behalf. Children, however, must have an adult make a claim for them if they are still a child at the beginning of their claim.
They are also able to make a claim at any time up until three years after their 18th birthday, so even if their accident occurred when they were 12, they can file a claim up until three years after they turn 18.
To further discuss child head injury claims in Kingston upon Hull, get in touch with us, at Accident Advice Helpline, at any time. Our freephone landline number is 0800 689 0500. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, but calls from mobiles will be charged.