If your child has been harmed in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a claim to get them the support they need, including child accident counselling. Although every parent takes extra care of a child after a traumatic experience, professional counselling can still be very helpful in restoring their confidence in the world. Claiming money to help with the cost means that they can get that support without it costing money that you would prefer to set aside for their future.
Claiming for a child
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you to make a claim on behalf of a child. There is no time limit on claiming compensation for a child, so you can still get help if problems show up some time after the accident and can be traced back to it. If you don’t claim on their behalf, the child will have three years after reaching the age of 18 in which to claim directly.
When you claim for a child, you can be granted the legal status of litigation friend. This means that you will be able to act as the child’s representative in all the legal aspects of the case. The child won’t have to deal with any aspect of the process, except perhaps having an independent medical assessment. This means that there is unlikely to be any further trauma.
The claims process
If you’re thinking of making a claim, give us a call. We’ll discuss the situation with you and work out if your case is eligible. Should you decide to go ahead, we can provide a solicitor who specialises in cases that involve children, making sure that you get the best possible legal support.
Undertaking a claim with us won’t cause you any financial worry. If you lose your case we won’t ask you for a penny, and there are no upfront fees, which means that you won’t need to have money already in order to get the help you need for your child.
How compensation helps
A successful claim for compensation can help in a number of ways. It can pay for treatment that your child has already received, provided that you’ve saved the receipts. It can provide a lump sum that might be spent on a holiday or a special gift to help your child feel happier again. It can also include an element aimed at helping to overcome lasting problems. This can be used to obtain help to deal with physical injuries or disabilities, and it also takes account of emotional problems.
Compensation payouts are flexible by nature, and how much money you receive will depend on the extent of your child’s needs. Your solicitor will always aim to get you the best possible deal. Fully-funded child accident counselling can be a weight off your shoulders, and you’ll find it easier to get back to being a normal parent when you know that your child is getting the best possible professional support.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your compensation claim.
Date Published: October 12, 2013
Author: David Brown