When Children are Injured: A Normal Part of Childhood or Negligence?

Accidents and injuries are often a normal part of childhood. Trips and falls happen, and children tend to get up, dust themselves off, and head off to play again. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Serious problems can occur in cases where safety measures failed or someone else was negligent. In situations like those, your child is entitled to compensation.

Don’t Hesitate

Many parents don’t make claims on behalf of their children for several reasons. Some are a bit concerned that a claim from a parent isn’t even allowed. That’s just not the case in the UK, though. Individuals under the age of 18 cannot file their own claims. A responsible adult is the only person who can file it for them.

Some parents are also concerned about the cost of filing a claim. With a no win no fee solicitor, though, cost is never an issue. Often called a Conditional Fee Agreement, solicitors work for free until the case is settled or won. Once that is complete, you pay a percentage of the winnings to the solicitor. If the case is never won, no legal fees are due.

The Time Limit

Many injury cases have to be filed within three years of the accident date. That rule, however, doesn’t apply to children. A child injury claim may be made at any point in time before the child’s 21st birthday. The sooner you make your claim, though, the sooner your child can obtain the compensation he or she deserves for those injuries.

Contact Us Today

If your child was injured, medical help is a must. After you’ve taken care of his or her health, though, it’s time to contact us to learn more about how we can help ensure your child doesn’t have to suffer because of the negligence of someone else.