Every year in the UK, many people under and over 18 years old are injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence. If you have been injured in accidents at work, or you have a child who has been injured in a public place, you may wish to think about claiming compensation.
Do you need to be over 18 to make a claim?
It’s often assumed that you need to be over 18 to make a claim, but this is not always the case. If you’re under 18 when youre involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may still be able to claim.
If you are due to turn 18 within a three-year period, you could wait until you are over 18 to file your accident claim. Alternatively, you can wait until you turn 18 and then you have a three-year window starting from your birthday in which to make your injury claim. It is also possible for a parent or guardian to make a claim on behalf of a child.
The legislation surrounding compensation claims for children is complex, and the best thing to do if you think you or your child could claim compensation is to seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline. Our friendly advisers will go through the ins and outs of the case with you, and give you a good idea of whether or not you will be able to make a claim now or in the future.
Why choose us?
We have over 15 years’ experience of experiencing in handling personal injury claims. We employ an expert team of personal injury lawyers with experience in a broad spectrum of claims. We match each client to a lawyer with expertise in the relevant area and we strive to ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible. We understand that sustaining injuries in an accident is stressful enough. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and we take on claims based on qualifying criteria.
If you’ve been injured and you weren’t to blame, call us now to find out more about how we could help you to secure compensation. Well do all the legwork for you, so you can relax.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We can help to make the process easy and leave you to focus on getting better and moving forward.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice