Making A Children’s Accident Claim
Children are, by their very nature, prone to accidents. Few of us manage to get through our childhoods without plenty of cuts, scrapes, bruises and the odd broken bone. This is all perfectly normal, but of course there are sadly times when children are injured through no fault of their own. It is in these cases that it may be possible to make a claim for compensation.
Every year over a million children are injured as a result of negligence in playgrounds or parks, or by malicious attack. Of course children are much more vulnerable than adults, partly because of their naturally curious and adventurous nature and innocence to many potential dangers, as well as the fact that they are less strong and resilient, with more delicate bones and thinner skin than us rather more withered adults!
If your child has been injured and you believe that it was not their fault and that another party is to blame for your child’s injuries then speak to us today to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. We don’t use call centres – we prefer the hands on, personal approach, and will always work hard to ensure that not only do we gain the full compensation you and your child deserve, but that throughout the whole process your child is not put through any stressful or difficult experiences. There is very rarely any need for a child accident claim to proceed to court, and your child will be involved in only a very minor role which won’t cause them any undue stress or anxiety. Above all, we’re a friendly bunch of Manchester based specialists!
Types of child accident claims
A child accident claim for compensation can relate to injuries sustained in almost any situation where the child was not directly responsible for the accident or injury, and where a third party was either negligent or malicious. So if your child slips, falls or trips over their own feet in a playground this may not be eligible for a claim, but if they fell off a swing because the seat broke then this clearly shows negligence where maintenance is concerned. Faulty playground equipment, faulty or defective toys, accidents which occur whilst under the supervision of another adult, such as school trips or day care services, and accidents which occur whilst the child is in a vehicle, such as whiplash are all likely to be eligible for compensation.
From poorly maintained or uneven footpaths to poorly or inadequately protected building sites, if your child is injured in or around Manchester due to the failures of another party then it is important to talk to us as soon as possible so that we can offer you the best advice and ensure that any possible evidence is obtained quickly.
Having said that, you may actually still be able to make a child accident claim even if your child was injured some time ago. The law in the UK states that you can make a claim for compensation for your child up to three years following their 18th birthday.
If your child has been injured within or around the Manchester region and you are interested in making a No Win No Fee compensation claim then talk to us today on the FREEPHONE number above and we’ll be happy to help you and your child.