Can I claim compensation for a scar on my two year old’s forehead?
If your child suffered an injury in an accident that wasn’t caused by your child or yourself and that accident happened within the last 3 years, you can claim compensation with the help of an accident solicitor. Because the actual claimant is not an adult and too young to testify at court the 3-year rule is sometimes extended to allow young claimants to reach an age where they can respond to questions about their accident.
You will have to prove with the help of an accident solicitor that the accident was the result of somebody else’s negligence.
You were walking in the park where sign-posting clearly states that all dogs must be kept on a leash, yet when you were strolling up to the children’s playground a dog appears and attacks your child. The animal’s owner is nowhere to be seen and your child is badly mauled before you have a chance to drag off the dog and take your child to safety in the playground’s enclosure. When the dog’s owner appears and angry scene ensues because there were plenty of witnesses to the attack. It could have been anybody’s child that got attacked by an aggressive dog that should have been kept on a leash and should have worn a muzzle.
Thankfully, your child’s injuries turn out to be far less severe than you thought, but your child is left with an ugly scar. Yes, you can claim compensation from the negligent owner of the dog.
Where can I find a no win, no fee accident solicitor to claim compensation for a scar on my two year old’s forehead?
Contact the Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their friendly adviser. Lines are available 24/7, so you can make your call whenever it suits you best. All Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners offer no win, no fee services, which allows claimants to start their claim without the need to make an upfront payment for legal fees. There’s nothing to pay during the claims process either.
If you are a union member or one of your regular household insurance policies includes personal injury claim legal representation, you may find that there’s nothing to pay at all, as legal fees may be covered by your insurance. Sometimes the negligent party is ordered to pay all costs, but your accident solicitor will tell you at the outset what costs, if any, you should expect to pay at the end, when your claim is settled successfully.
How long before I receive compensation for scar on my two year old’s forehead?
Every claim is different and it will depend on a number of factors on how quickly compensation pay-outs are made. The negligent party is permitted to take up to 3 months before they must respond to your accident solicitor’s initial letter outlining the circumstances that lead up to the accident and why you think the other party was responsible. Only when the negligent party has accepted liability can your claim be settled out of court.
Date Published: 5th September 2013