A child head injury claim can be made in a number of different circumstances, maybe as a result of a collision with a vehicle, falling on a leisure centre floor, or from an incident at school. If the accident was not the child’s fault, they will often be entitled to receive some form of compensation to make up for the injury they received and to help them lead a normal life.
To find out whether a child may be eligible for compensation, give us a ring at Accident Advice Helpline. One of our knowledgeable and friendly team of advisors will be happy to talk you through the process, asking a few simple questions along the way. Should you discover that you could be entitled to make a claim on behalf of a child, the decision to take the next step is left entirely up to you, in your own time. Our staff are not there to sell you a product, they will simply advise you and await your instructions.
If you do proceed with bringing an action against the organisation or individual responsible, you will be known as the ‘litigation friend’ of the child in question. You will be expected to attend a medical examination and assist the legal team with any questions they might have. Rest assured the professionals who work in this field are well aware of the sensitive nature of child head injury claims and the demands placed on you will be kept to a minimum. Furthermore, if you are confused about any aspect of the action, at any point in the claim, feel free to give us a ring. One of our advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline will be pleased to offer advice and put your mind at rest.
The case will be allocated to one of our child head injury claim solicitors who specialise in this area. They will look at the child’s medical records to ascertain the extent of their injuries and begin to build a case. The amount that they ask for will be based on the impact the accident has had on the child’s life. The solicitors will also look at the child’s future needs, examine what precedent has been set by similar cases in the past, and usually come to an agreement with the opposing legal team.
Although making a child head injury claim may feel like a difficult step, especially as you are no doubt preoccupied with the wellbeing of your child, it is a very practical way of making sure that they get what they are entitled to. Children cannot make a claim for themselves, but they can feel the benefit of compensation, helping them adapt to a head injury or getting them the specialist care they need.
Start a claim today by giving Accident Advice Helpline a ring, our team won’t keep you on the phone for ages or pressurise you, we will simply provide you with enough information to make an informed choice.
Date Published: October 3, 2013
Author: David Brown