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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    A child got their fingers trapped! Can I claim?


    A child got their fingers trapped! Can I claim?

    If you have been in a situation where a child got their fingers trapped, perhaps in a window, buggy or door, “can I claim?” would be a reasonable question to ask. If a child has been injured in this way then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice. You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free helpline, which is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our friendly and professional staff will discuss your case and gather all the facts that are necessary to decide whether a claim for compensation would be likely to succeed.

    We all know that children can be accident prone; their inquisitive nature means that they often unknowingly put themselves in dangerous situations. If a child traps his or her fingers in a window, buggy or door then a serious injury may well be the result. Any accident can be extremely distressing, especially when a child is involved. Seeing your own child in pain can be an even more upsetting and traumatic experience, for both you and your child.

    First Aid

    If your child traps their fingers in a window, buggy or door you will obviously need to focus on dealing with the problem at hand. Call the emergency services if necessary to release and treat the child and try to keep him or her calm by reassuring them that everything will be fine. If you are able to, we advise that you or another adult with you get names and contact numbers from anyone who witnessed the accident. These records will add weight to the strength of any subsequent claim and help our expert lawyers achieve the best compensation for you.

    The experience may be so traumatic for the child that he or she may need counselling as a result. As part of your claim, Accident Advice Helpline can help to recover the costs of such treatment, providing there is supporting medical evidence justifying the need.

    Expert legal advice

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand what a difficult time this can be for a parent. If the accident was a result of someone else’s negligence then you will almost certainly have a case to make a claim for compensation. Our expert legal team works on a no win, no fee* basis and will strive to secure you the highest possible amount of compensation. If your claim is successful then this will help you to recover any associated costs that arose after the incident and any loss in wages from time that you had to take off work to care for your child.

    Open Claim Calculator

    If you would like to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to then all you need to do is fill out a short form on our website. It takes just 30 seconds and answering just six questions will give an approximate figure of what you could receive from your injury claim.

    Contact us for advice

    Contact us today if a child got their fingers trapped to discuss whether you are eligible to pursue a claim against those responsible for your child’s accident. We deal with a wide range of personal injury claims, from trips and slips to falls, and we will advise you about your options in a friendly and professional way.

    Date Published: August 24, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.