Are you making a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden compensation claim on behalf of a child?
When a child is hurt or injured, it is often a very stressful and distressing time for the whole family. If the child is very young, they may not fully comprehend what has happened or why they require medical treatment. Fortunately, most hospitals do now cater for parents and allow them to stay with their children so if your child requires in-patient treatment, you should be allowed to stay with them at all times.
When adults suffer an injury or they are harmed in some way, they are often quick to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim and attempt to obtain compensation from the person or people who caused the incident. However, when it’s a child who has been injured, many people simply assume that they won’t be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden compensation claim.
Whilst it’s true that a child wouldn’t be able to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim alone, this doesn’t mean that they can’t be eligible to receive compensation. In fact, when a successful ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim is made on behalf of a child, the compensation awarded is normally placed in a trust so that it can be used for their benefit or saved until they are older.
When a child is injured or unwell, making a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim probably won’t be your first priority. In most cases, parents and guardians simply want to be with the child and help them to recover as quickly as possible. Whilst making a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim may seem time consuming, it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve started your ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim, your personal injury lawyers can do much of the work for you.
If a child or a member of your family has been hurt or injured and you’re considering making a compensation claim on their behalf, why not contact us to find out how we can help? Every year we help numerous claimants to successfully obtain compensation for their injuries and we may be able to help you too.
If you’re still unsure about making a ‘no win, no fee’ Wealden claim, why not talk to a member of our personal injury team in confidence? We’ll be happy to help and we’ll even provide free, no obligation advice so that you can find out everything you need to know about making a claim without having to pay any legal fees.
To find out more now, or to make your compensation claim today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st November 2014