Can a child use a solicitor in Hereford?
If your child has been injured in an accident which you don’t think was their fault, then you might want to speak to a solicitor in Hereford to find out if they are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
A child, or minor (i.e. anyone under the age of 18) can make a claim for compensation for injuries they have suffered as a result of an accident that was not their fault; however, they cannot legally do this in their own right.
Legally speaking you have two choices:
- For the minor to wait until they reach an age where they can fully instruct a solicitor in Hereford to act on their behalf.
- Arrange for a “litigation friend” (usually a family member, although it must be someone who was not involved in the accident or incident that they are seeking compensation for) to act on their behalf.
If you are considering making a claim for a child then the best thing you can do is speak to an expert solicitor in Hereford to find out more about the process and discuss in more detail what is likely to be the best course of action for you and your child given your specific set of circumstances.
Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are proud to offer free, no-obligation advice which you can access via our free 24 hours helpline.
Alternatively you could always take our 30 second test which will test your child’s eligibility to make a claim, as well as giving you a good indication of how much compensation you might be entitled to receive should your claim be a success.
You can then arrange for a solicitor in Hereford to take over your case and they will be able to speak to you in more detail about how to move your claim forward.
Types of Accidents
Children are by their very nature inquisitive and often unaware of the potential for danger around them. This invariably means that they are involved in various accidents and sustain a multitude of injuries throughout their younger years. However, any solicitor in Hereford knows that not all injuries that your child may suffer are purely down to accident and the usual exuberance of youth. Occasionally accidents can be prevented.
For example, children playing in a playground should expect that the area will be safe from hazards, whether that be cables, tools, rubbish or that everything will be maintained to a high level.
Children at school should expect that the school environment will be safe and fit for purpose, and that they will not be injured by broken floor tiles or falling objects.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown