Children are, by their nature, prone to accidents. Few of us manage to get through our childhoods without cuts, scrapes and the odd broken bone. This is all perfectly normal, but of course there are sadly times when your children are injured through no fault of their own. It is in these cases that it may be possible for you to make a claim for compensation.
In our experience, parents or guardians are sometimes unsure as to whether they can make a personal injury compensation claim on behalf of their children when they are injured.
As the parent or guardian of an injured baby or child you can make a claim for accident compensation on their behalf as soon as the accident has happened up until the child reaches 18 years old.
Once your child reaches the age of 18 they have 3 years in which to make a personal injury claim for compensation themselves.
Here are examples of accidents to children which may lead to compensation:
- Road accident as a passenger
- Road accident as a cyclist
- Road accident as a pedestrian
- Clinical negligence
- Accident caused by a dangerous product
- Accident at a school, nursery or college
- Accident at a funfair, park, sport and leisure complex
- Accident at children’s clubs and parties
- Lift or escalator accidents
- Accident on holiday
- Slips, Trips or Falls
- Accidents in a public place such as a supermarket or restaurant.
There are many causes of children’s accidents; the above are just a few examples. Whatever the cause of your child’s accident, we are here to help.