Eastleigh accident claim solicitors can help you receive compensation if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Most people already know this – there are after all enough adverts on TV and the newspapers that state if you have had an accident in the last three years then you could be entitled to claim. However, what some people don’t realise is that you may be able to make a claim on behalf of someone else – specifically a minor.
The fact is children are often injured in accidents, and when those accidents were not their fault, or the fault of the person claiming on their behalf, then they could also be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Of course, it is difficult for a child to make a claim but our Eastleigh accident claim solicitors team can help with that.
If your child has been injured and you think it was as a result of negligence on the part of someone else, then by acting as a litigation friend you could be able to make a claim with our Eastleigh accident claim solicitors team on the child’s behalf. Any money awarded in compensation for your child’s injuries will be kept in trust for them until they reach the age of 18.
Children can be injured in any number of ways, much the same as adults. The problem is that children often require far more supervision and additional precautions need to be taken.
For example, we recently helped one family claim compensation after their child received serious cuts after finding glass in the nursery playground. A teacher had dropped a vase and became distracted before returning to the scene and clearing up the broken shards of glass. As a result of this failure to perform standard housekeeping duties the child was injured – unaware that the broken glass posed a risk to her.
As this accident could easily have been avoided, and as a child was injured as a result, our Eastleigh accident claim solicitors were able to secure compensation for her pain and suffering.
Claiming in the case of a fatality
Our Eastleigh accident claim solicitors team can also help if you wish to make a claim for compensation following the loss of a loved one. In situations such as medical negligence, accidents on the road or at work, or fatal industrial diseases, you can claim following the death of a member of your immediate family.
Making such a claim and receiving compensation will do nothing to lessen the pain you are experiencing, or change the outcome – our Eastleigh accident claim solicitors team understand that. However, they also understand that making a successful claim can help bring closure, especially when you see that someone else has had to legally take responsibility for what happened.
For more information contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
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Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown