Sometimes it seems like children are always getting into scrapes – falling over and grazing their knees, breaking bones after falling out of trees or having accidents in the playground at school. But what if your child has been injured, through no fault of their own, and you believe somebody else is to blame?
Child concussion injuries could be sustained after a fall from height, or after being struck by an object falling from height, and if your child has been hurt, it’s only natural you want to take action to protect them. Call our freephone helpline and you could find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation, or take the 30-second test on our website to see how much compensation you could claim.
Head injuries in children
Child concussion injuries could be serious, and a child with a head injury should always be taken to hospital for a check-up. They may need to stay in overnight, or for longer if treatment is needed, and scans will usually be performed to check that they have not suffered internal bleeding or brain damage. If your child comes home, they should be monitored for the few days after their accident to ensure they don’t suddenly become ill. Concussion can be very dangerous, so if your child has been affected, get in touch with us and we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. When you send your child to school or take them to a soft play centre, you expect the premises to be safe and for the adults there to supervise them adequately. If you believe more could have been done to prevent their accident from occurring, trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim – we have been helping people since 2000.
How much compensation could you receive?
The settlement you receive takes into account a number of factors, including:
- Your child’s injuries, pain and suffering
- Any medical expenses or the cost of ongoing care and treatment
- Loss of earnings (if you’ve taken time off work to look after your child)
Our expert personal injury lawyers will look at similar claims from the past to work out your settlement – if your child has been seriously injured, you could be awarded a substantial sum to cover the cost of any ongoing care they may need. To find out more, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown