child injury claims
Do you require a Child Injury Lawyer to help you claim for an accident to your child?
If your child has suffered an injury, no matter how serious, we understand how difficult this experience can be for the child and also for you as parents or relatives. When the injury is severe in its effects with possible life-changing implications this is possibly one of the worst things that can happen to a family.
The immediate aftermath can be a particularly disorientating and harrowing experience for parents. Obviously, the initial focus must be on the immediate care and well-being of your child and this too would be our focus.
PSR Solicitors have many years experience in helping parents and families through this most testing of times, and we also have the relationships in place allowing us to call upon a wealth of medical expertise to ensure the best chances of the fullest recovery are made available to your child.
We completely empathise with what you will be going through and we are acutely aware that considering legal proceedings against those liable for your child’s injury will be the least important item occupying your thoughts in the days after the accident,
A serious injury to a child, is every parents' greatest fear but if your child has been injured through the fault of negligence of others you are entitled to claim compensation, and for the most serious of injuries that will have long-lasting effects for your child’s future, and will no doubt place many stresses on the home environment and family unit. Financial compensation may well be needed to adapt and provide the capacity for leading the fullest life possible for you and your child.
The Child Injury Lawyers at PSR Solicitors can be part of the support your family needs in the days and months following the injury. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome. Call one of our serious injury claims team at our offices across Wales and the North West of England to see how we can help.
About children’s injury compensation claims
Accidents involving children can be a very traumatic experience for the whole family.
If your child has suffered an injury in an accident, whether at school or nursery, in a playground or in a shop, then you will want the best legal advice to help ensure your child's well-being and health receive the best possible prioritisation and attention.
Our specialist Child Injury Lawyers will provide you and your family with the best representation possible for your injury claim.
The injury itself will no doubt be causing your child pain and suffering as a minimum but it can also place limitations on your own lifestyle. In addition you may also be in financial difficultly from losing income after taking time off to care for your child which can add further strain to your situation.
There are times when accidents do happen as children explore the world however at other times you as a parent hand over the supervision and safety of your child to others. This can be at school for example when you trust the teachers to take care of them or in McDonalds for example when you expect there to be a safe, child friendly environment. If something goes wrong and your child is injured then it may be that the duty of care which should have been provided has failed.
Our experienced solicitors can help you with a wide range of child personal injury claims such as:
- Accident at school or nursery
- Playground Accidents
- Fairground Accidents
- Accidents at the swimming baths
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
What Counts as a Serious Injury?
When your child suffers any form of injury, then as a parent, it is likely that you will rightly view it seriously. In the eyes of the law, serious injuries (often referred to legally, as a catastrophic injury) are those which have an enormous impact on the lives of the people that experience them
Catastrophic injuries to Children are also, therefore, injuries likely to carry the highest compensation settlement values.
The following types of injury claim would tend to be seen as catastrophic:
- Child Brain Injury Claims
- Child Spinal Cord Injury Claims
- Severe burns Claims
- Amputations or where a child suffers a traumatic loss of a limb
- Multiple bone fractures
- Organ damage
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances
Child Serious Injury would like also involve characteristics similar, but not limited to the points below:
- Where the child's future development will be impaired
- Where the child is subject to extended periods in hospital
- Where the Child will need future surgery beyond initial medical treatments
- Where the child has a physical or mental condition or suffers pain they did not have before the accident
- Where you as the main caregiver, or other family members have suffered a loss of earnings, as a result of caring for the injured child.
The above list is not exhaustive, so if your child has suffered a serious injury not covered in this list, that you believe was due to the carelessness or negligence of a third party, then it is still likely you can pursue a claim for compensation. The first step is to open a conversation with one of our expert lawyers, who can tell you very quickly whether you have a claim that has a high chance of success.
Claiming Compensation on behalf of your child
If your child is under the age of 18, they are deemed too young to make a claim for themselves. As a parent, you can pursue the Injury claim for compensation on behalf of your child . In the eyes of the law a parent can initiate such a claim until 3 years after the child’s 18th Birthday, unless the child does not have the mental capacity to pursue such a claim on their own, in which case you may have longer than 3 years.
If you are looking to claim compensation for a personal injury to your child and you want free advice from a fully qualified solicitor then please contact us now. Using one of our specialist Child Injury Solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all of the compensation and help that you are entitled to all on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have any legal costs to pay if your claim is unsuccessful so No Win No Fee = No Risk To You.
Contact our Accident Claim Solicitors in North Wales or our Injury Lawyers in Cheshire to get assistance from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor and you can rest assured, safe in the knowledge that one of our expert solicitors will take care of everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis allowing you to carry on with your life whilst we proceed with your legal case.
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