Claiming For A Child

Falls at home account for 44% of childhood injuries*. Around 10 children die in the UK annually due to falls from balconies, windows and stairs*. Road accidents account for over half of the accidental deaths amongst 5-14 year olds†. Around 40,000 children are injured in playgrounds every year^.

*Source: NHS UK
† Source: Department of Transport data 2011
Source: RoSPA

Every year, many thousands of children in the UK are injured in accidents that aren’t their fault. These accidents take place on our roads, in playgrounds, at school and in our homes. While on many occasions they result in the odd bump or bruise, they can also be serious and even fatal.

Serious injuries to children can have a devastating impact on families – leading to personal suffering for the child involved, loss of earnings for parents and direct costs that occur as a result of the injury to the child.

For many parents who have to deal with accidents that affect their children, it is clear that someone else is to blame. And in many cases it’s possible to claim compensation on behalf of the child.

Road traffic accidents frequently involve children. Whether the child is a passenger, pedestrian or a cyclist, drivers and other road users are often at fault. In the playground, bad design and maintenance can lead to injuries. And in other walks of life, children end up being victims through no fault of their own.

If a child in your family has suffered an injury and you feel that someone else is to blame, then you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf.

What’s the procedure for making a claim?

As soon as possible after the incident, you need to discuss your situation with our expert team. They’ll help to work out whether or not there are grounds for compensation – and, more importantly, they can also point you in the direction of any specialist medical help that your child may require.

Does it cost money to start a claim?

There’s no up-front cost for making your claim. Our ‘no win, no fee’ policy ensures you won’t be out of pocket for making a claim.

Is it a long process?

Each case varies. It can depend on a wide range of factors including the severity of the child’s injuries, the circumstances of the accident and how the at fault party responds to your claim. Our focus is on reaching a satisfactory conclusion for our clients and we do everything we can to resolve cases as quickly as possible. We’ll also keep you informed every step of the way.

If I make a claim, am I likely to win?

Before we take on the case, our experienced team looks at all the details. If we believe that there is a case to be made, you have a very high chance of success. We’ve helped over 20,000 people to win compensation – including many families where a child has been the victim of an accident.

Why not use our injury calculator to see the kind of damages your child could expect?

If your child has suffered an accident that wasn’t their fault and think you may have a case to claim on their behalf, get in touch with us today.

You only have 3 years from the date of the accident to claim so it’s important to claim as quickly as possible.