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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

    Compensation for a faulty car seat injury


    As a parent, you want to ensure your child is safe at all times; that includes when travelling in the car. So you invest in what you think will be a reliable, high-quality car seat, to protect your child in case you are involved in a collision. However, what happens if the car seat you bought has a manufacturing defect that makes it unsafe, or if it is incorrectly fitted by a store employee? If this happens and you’re involved in a crash, a faulty car seat injury could be the result.

    A fault car seat injury could range from minor bumps and bruises in a collision at slow speed to serious injuries and even death if you are driving at speed and your child is thrown from their car seat. Straps which don’t buckle properly or a seat which has not been properly adjusted could mean your child is more seriously injured than they would have been had your car seat been properly fitted. Manufacturing defects, where seats don’t work as they should, often don’t become apparent until seats have failed a couple of times and parents have reported this to the manufacture, leading to a recall of affected seats.

    What to do next

    If your child has been injured in a collision due to a faulty car seat, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf, but remember that a three year time limit is in place to make a claim. A personal injury adviser will be able to tell you whether or not you have a viable claim, and they’ll work to gather evidence in support of your claim. Bear in mind that the amount of compensation you’ll receive for your child’s injuries will depend upon the extent of their injuries and any financial losses such as expenses relating to their care and treatment.

    Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue

    You know you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim for personal injury compensation – after all, we’ve been in the industry since 2000 and have helped hundreds of satisfied customers to claim the compensation they deserve. However your child has been injured, we’re here to help and our we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you don’t even need to worry about paying upfront legal fees. Why not pick up the phone and call our 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to see how we can help you?

    Date Published: February 6, 2015

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Car accident claims

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