My Child Has Been Injured Through The Negligence of Someone Else – Can I Make A Compensation Claim?
If a child is injured, is less than 18 years of age and it was someone else’s fault, the parent can take over the compensation claim. The only condition is that the parent was not at fault themselves for the accident but otherwise, they can deal with it on behalf of their child or children. In these scenarios, the parent would be referred to as the ‘litigation friend.’ There are various types of claims related to children’s accident but the process is much the same as it would be for someone over the age of 18.
Types of Claims
There are a wide range of incidents which might lead to a parent making a compensation claim in Ruddington on behalf of their child. They may be involved in a road accident, an accident at their nursery or school, holiday or a slip, trip or fall anywhere and if another person is to blame, there is reason for making a claim. If your child is a victim of medical negligence, there may also be a case for compensation. The length of time it takes to conclude will depend on the circumstances and injury.
If you are looking to make a compensation claim in Ruddington on behalf of your child, you need to ensure you enlist a good solicitor to deal with your case. Accident Advice Helpline can provide a solicitor who is a specialist in handling your own individual case and will deal with it in a discreet and professional manner so you can have some peace of mind. Accident Advice Helpline understands the importance of a positive outcome, especially when your child is involved and will do all they can to make sure this is the case. There is a ‘no-win no-fee’ obligation which means that no matter what the outcome is, you won’t be required to pay out any money.
Your compensation claim in Ruddington may be concluded in or out of court and the value will depend on the injury and the guilty party’s willingness to admit fault for the incident. If the claim is successful, the cash sum will usually be held in an account until the child turns 18. There may be some circumstances, however, where the money will have to be accessed sooner than this, such as if you have had to pay out for medical attention. It will be in the hands of the judge to make this decision.
You can make your compensation claim in Ruddington with Accident Advice Helpline at any time, as the lines are open 24/7. The specialist solicitors are highly trained and qualified to deal with individual cases and will keep you updated throughout the whole process. Accident Advice Helpline are supported by celebrity, Esther Rantzen, who has an avid interest in human rights cases.
Date Published: 5th August 2013
Author: David Brown