Children and Trespassing
Children are by their very nature inquisitive beings. Unfortunately this can sometimes mean that as part of their explorations they can wind up trespassing. The legal definition of this is that they are on land without the permission of the land owner.
Many people assume that if someone is injured whilst they are trespassing on land then they will have no right to make a claim for compensation against the owner of the land they are trespassing upon. Whilst, in many circumstances, this is the case, when it comes to children, the law can be a little different.
To find out whether or not your child might be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured whilst trespassing, you should speak to an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor in Herm today.
A solicitor in Herm may be able to help you make a claim for compensation if you feel your child was lured onto the property. This is not as sinister as it sounds.
“Allurement” in this sense literally means that there was something on the site which your child did not have legitimate access to that attracted their attention and therefore “lured” them on to the land.
An experienced Accident Advice Helpline would be able to help you make a claim if your child is injured whilst trespassing on property if an allurement existed. The owner or occupier of the land should be aware that such an allurement existed and should either take steps to ensure that this allurement was covered up, that access to the land was impossible or that the land itself remained safe given the knowledge that trespassing children may be a reality.
Speak to a solicitor in Herm
If you are unsure for any reason whether or not your child may be entitled to make a claim for compensation you should speak to a solicitor in Herm today.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are an experienced law firm with a team of in house solicitors all of whom can provide advice and guidance on the best way to proceed with a claim for compensation. We can tell you immediately if you have the grounds for making a case and can offer you free, no-obligation advice over the phone before you even decide to instruct us.
If you want to find out for yourself whether or not you are likely to be able to make a claim then you can take our 30-second test. This will also give you a good idea of how much your claim might actually be worth.
Contact a solicitor in Herm today and discuss the details of your case. We will need access to medical records and any other evidence you may have relating to the site of the injury and the injuries sustained. This could include photographs, sketches and witness statements.
To find out more just pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).