If you are a parent you know that you would do everything you possibly could to keep your child safe. Unfortunately, you will also know that this is not always possible as children are by their very nature boisterous, and somewhat accident prone. However, not all childhood accidents are the child’s fault, and in some instances they could be prevented if someone else had taken the necessary steps.
If your child has been injured in an accident which was someone else’s fault then you might be able to make a compensation claim in West Lulworth.
What circumstances can I claim for?
Children, like the rest of us, can be injured in a variety of situations, for example:
- In a road accident as a passenger
- In a road accident as a pedestrian
- In a road accident as a cyclist
- Harmed by a dangerous product
- Harmed by a faulty product
- In an accident at nursery, school or college
- Involved in an accident at a playground, fun fair or amusement park
- On holiday (either abroad or within the UK)
- Injured in a slip, trip or fall
- Any form of accident in a public place
The location itself for the accident is not that important, as accidents can and do happen everywhere, the most important factor to consider when making a compensation claim in West Lulworth is that the accident, which resulted in your child’s injuries were the result of someone else’s actions (or inactions).
Who can make a compensation claim in West Lulworth?
Children (i.e. anyone under the age of 18) are regarded as minors, and therefore cannot make a compensation claim in West Lulworth on their own behalf.
As the parent or guardian of an injured child you will be able to make a claim on their behalf by acting as a “litigation friend”. All the court needs to be assured of is that you are independent to the child, in relation to the accident, in other words if you were responsible for the accident in any way you would not be able to represent the child.
The child themselves can always wait until their 18th Birthday in which case they could start their own compensation claim in West Lulworth. Strict deadline do exist however and they would need to initiate the claim within three years of reaching adulthood.
How to start your claim
If your child has been injured, regardless of where, how and what age they are, you might find it beneficial to speak to the experts and get some initial advice before even starting your compensation claim in West Lulworth.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our Freephone number 0800 689 0500, our team of professional and friendly advisers are available 24/7.
As we are a law firm with over 13 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims we will be able to provide you with the very best advice.
Alternatively you can take our 30 second test which will immediately tell you if you have a valid compensation claim in West Lulworth.