Non accidental injuries can occur in children just as they can occur in adults. They can occur because the child has been injured in an incident that was someone else’s fault. If you can show who was at fault you may be able to claim compensation on behalf of the child. The stages of claiming for non accidental injury in children claim are outlined below.
Claiming for non accidental injury in children – getting some help
You will need some professional help to start claiming for non accidental injury in children. The best way to access this is via the compensation provider called Accident Advice Helpline. You can ring them on theirhelpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Non accidental injury children claim – assessing the claim
Some people like to assess the chances of the claim being successful before they start the process. This can be done simply and very quickly. As long as you have the basic details of the non accidental injury and details of how it was caused you can use the test. It is called Accident Advice Helpline unique 30 second test and can be accessed via the telephone or the internet. Even if it indicates that the claim could be successful you still make the final decision about whether to proceed or not. The highly trained professional advisors will be able to answer any queries that you have.
Non accidental injury children claim – legal advice
The legal support and guidance in a non accidental injury children claim is provided by a personal injury lawyer with particular expertise and experience in handling claims involving children. Children are not just small adults. They have unique physical and psychological reactions to trauma and this should be taken into account in the claims process. Accident Advice Helpline have a network of lawyers that they can call on and so it will not be hard to find the right lawyer for your child’s case.
Non accidental injury children claim – handling the case
You will have to do very little as the case will probably be dealt with over the phone. It is unlikely that your child will have to appear in court. You may have to accompany your child to an appointment with a doctor so that a medical assessment report can be prepared about their injuries. At the end of the claim you will be notified about how much compensation has been awarded. Some claims can be quite lengthy to resolve while others only take a few months.
Non accidental injury children claim – your help
You can help the process by keeping in regular contact with your solicitor. You can also help by having all the relevant details about the incident and about any medical treatment that your child has received.