There are many children who are injured every year all over the world. Some injuries seem minor, while others are more serious. When your child has been injured in an accident, there are some steps that you should take to make things as easy as possible on everyone concerned especially your child. Below are the steps that you should take when you’re making a child accident claim.
Stay calm before making a child accident claim
This is going to be difficult, but it’s important to do. You have to be strong for your child and if you show how upset you are they’re going to be upset as well. You may be horrified, and you may be scared, but you are the adult so you have to be the one who is strong.
Take your child to a doctor or hospital to help their child accident claim
When your child has been in an accident, one of the biggest things that you want to do is make sure you get them to a doctor or the hospital. An injury to a child may not be as evident as an injury to an adult is, and a child cannot tell you exactly what they are feeling especially if the child is a young child. So you want to make sure that you have them examined to see if there are any injuries to them.
Keep all of your receipts for your child accident claim
Make sure that you keep all of your receipts from the doctors, from the prescriptions that they needed to have, from any testing that they had to have, and from any equipment that they may have needed such as crutches or something else due to a broken bone. The receipts that you have may become part of the claim that you make, so you want to make sure that you have good records. Anything that’s related to the accident that your child had will become part of the claim, so don’t throw anything out until you find a solicitor and talk to them.
Find a solicitor to help you with making a child accident claim
There are many solicitors who specialize in cases related to children. It’s best to find one that is a specialist that knows about dealing with children and who can help you with your claim. Claims that involve children often have special circumstances and finding someone who is experienced with children will be the best idea that you have.
When you have an accident it’s hard. But when your child has an accident and has been injured, it’s going to be even worse. You hate seeing your child hurting.
If you would like some help finding a solicitor, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert and friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline will help you find a solicitor from our own team of expert lawyers who can help you and your child receive the money that you deserve. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail about making a child accident claim.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013