We all know young children love flinging themselves around and learning their limitations through interacting with their environment. There are times when accidents happen, but it may not always be the child’s fault when this happens. If your two-year-old has a broken nose, it could have happened through negligence.
Thankfully, such things are very rare indeed. Childminders, nurseries, and other groups must all follow health and safety advice to ensure they can keep the children they look after safe from harm. It is rare for these rules to be neglected.
If your child has a broken nose, can you claim on their behalf?
The parent or guardian of a child under 18 can claim compensation on behalf of that child. Additionally, the three-year rule for compensation claims doesn’t apply until the child reaches 18. So, even if your child had a broken nose aged two and they are now seven, there is still time to claim.
Are you wondering about an injury they received while at a playgroup or venue that should have been safe to use? Was your child simply unlucky, or was negligence involved in them receiving their broken nose injury? It can be difficult to tell, which is why advice is always a good idea to get.
Does your two-year-old have a broken nose?
When your two-year-old has a broken nose, you’ll want to get them checked by a doctor before you do anything else. If the break is a simple one, it will heal in time and they should not suffer any permanent ill-effects. However, if you can make a no-win, no-fee claim for the injury, regardless of its severity, you can learn how much you could claim depending on how bad the broken nose was.
Accident Advice Helpline is your best port of call in this case. Being able to call 0800 689 0500 now (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile) means you are just minutes away from getting the advice you need. Looking after your child is a priority, but you have a right to learn whether compensation could be paid to you on behalf of your child if their nose injury was caused through negligent behaviour on the part of another person. The answers you need could be closer than you think, so make that call now to see if you can claim.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen