Talk to an accident solicitor in Beckington about your child’s broken limb
If your child was involved in an accident in the Beckington area and somebody else was responsible for this accident, your child will be entitled to claim compensation. Although the ruling normally demands that an accident must have happened within the last 3 years for the accident victim to qualify for a personal injury claim, in the case of minors this point of law is usually stretched.
It is best to speak to several different accident solicitors, as with each free initial consultation you will remember more details that can support your claim. You can save time by calling Accident Advice Helpline first, speak to a friendly adviser free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial consultation is over.
If you feel more comfortable going online, you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple 30-second test. This will assess if you and your child qualify for a claim and how much your injury claim is worth. You can base your decision on this estimate and if you wish to go ahead, give the Accident Advice Helpline a call. Lines are available 24/7.
What to do when your child breaks an arm
- Stabilise your child’s arm by using a tea towel as a sling, fastening it under the arm and around the neck;
- Do not attempt to straighten your child’s arm;
- If you have an icepack handy, hold it to the injured arm as it helps to reduce swelling and pain; if you don’t have an ice pack, a bag of frozen peas or beans will do just as well;
- Ask somebody else to drive you to hospital, as you will be too upset to drive; during the journey you should comfort your distressed child and support their broken limb to minimise further pain and suffering
What to do when somebody is responsible for your child’s accident
Appoint a no win, no fee* accident solicitor, as you will not be asked to pay any money upfront when you make your claim.
You and an accident solicitor in Beckington or other legal representative must prove the other party was negligent and brought about your child’s injuries. You should supply all names and contact details of the people involved in the accident, which includes potential witnesses. If somebody took pictures on their mobile phone at the scene of the accident, try to get hold of them and forward the pictures to your accident solicitor in Beckington. You will also be asked to provide details of hospital appointments, diagnosis and treatment.
Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partner may arrange for an additional medical assessment of your child’s injuries. Most claimants don’t have to appear at court as cases are dealt with over the telephone and settled out of court. Not only will this be far less distressing for your child, it will progress the claim faster and will keep costs down. You won’t be asked to fill out any forms, as Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitor will deal with all legal paperwork.
Date Published: 21st June 2013