Injury solicitors in Staffin
If you are a parent you know that you will do all that you can to ensure your child is safe, cared for and healthy. Unfortunately you will also know that it is not always possible to ensure these things. Children get ill and they get hurt. For the most part illness is just a common part of both childhood and normal day to day life, colds, coughs, chicken pox – usual illnesses that can affect us all. The same can be said for any injuries they may sustain, a fall off the sofa, a trip in the school playground.
There are times when accidents are slightly more serious, and in those situations you might need additional medical support. If your child has been involved in an accident which was not their fault, then you might want to speak to our injury solicitors in Staffin to find out if you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Making a claim for children
If your child has been injured then you have two choices when it comes to making a claim for compensation.
You can either make a claim on their behalf by becoming a litigation friend. For more information you can speak to our injury solicitors in Staffin about this, but generally speaking you can become a litigation friend if you are the parent or guardian of the child who has been injured and you are independent from the accident. By independent your injury solicitors in Staffin mean that you were not the cause of the accident yourself. For example, if you are making a claim because your child has been injured in a road traffic accident and you were driving the car at the time of the accident, you would not be able to make the claim on their behalf.
Alternatively, you may decide that it would be best to leave making a claim until your child is old enough to make a claim on their own. They will be able to do this as soon as they reach the age of 18. Generally speaking there are strict time limits in place to determine how long you have to make a claim. Your injury solicitors in Staffin will be able to tell you that this is usually three years from the date of injury, but in the case of minors, it will be three years from the date they are old enough to claim on their own.
Take the test
To find out if you, or your child, are eligible to make a claim for compensation in the first place, you can either speak to a member of our team of injury solicitors in Staffin on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, or you can go to our website and take our 30 second test.