Involvement in an accident of any description is a traumatic experience, but those accidents involving children are perhaps the most upsetting of all. In personal injury terms, a child or ‘minor’ is any person under the age of 18 years – including babies, toddlers, young children and teenagers. If your child has been involved in an accident, it is worth researching no win no fee child injury claims to ensure they can be compensated in some way.
How do no win no fee child injury claims work?
If your child has been involved in an accident, you will firstly need to determine their eligibility to make a claim for compensation. No win no fee child injury claims work differently to adult claims, in that there is no set time frame in which to make a claim up until the age of 18 – meaning for example that a claim can be made at the age of 16, even if the accident occurred when the child was 18 months old. In order to make a claim, the accident must have been caused by another person or organisation, and have resulted in the need for medical attention, perhaps due to:
- Broken bones
- Head or brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Illness or infection
- Arm or elbow injury
The ‘no win no fee‘ element is an important consideration with any claim. No win no fee child injury claims ensure that you will not be out of pocket should your child’s case be unsuccessful for any reason. At Accident Advice Helpline, all claims are handled by specialist legal teams on a no win no fee basis.
As a parent or legal guardian, you will be able to make a claim on behalf of your child as in most cases they will be too young to do so themselves. It is your natural instinct as a parent to care for your child following an accident, and claiming for compensation is one such way to protect them.
How can compensation help?
Compensation resulting from a no win no fee child injury claim can contribute to a wide range of factors that have occurred as a direct result of your child’s accident or injury. This may include:
- Care costs
- Specialist treatment
- Medication bills
- Home adaptations
- Impact on their capacity to earn once they reach adulthood
- Equipment such as wheelchairs
The amount of compensation your child will receive reflects the injury type and severity, and the resulting impact upon their life both now and in the future.
To progress your child’s claim today, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline via our 24-hour advice line or our short online claim form. The claims process will be carefully explained, ensuring you feel supported at every step of the way by our friendly and professional team.
We are regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and are members of the Claims Standards Council – offering you further peace of mind.
Date Published: 26th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry