It’s a simple fact of life that youngsters are often involved in accidents. A lot of the time this is due to their curious nature and desire to test everything they see. However, if an accident leads to injury, whether it is caused by a defective product, a piece of play equipment, or by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim on behalf of child. At Alkers, we have expert solicitors who will be happy to advise you regarding the validity of your claim.
The team of personal injury solicitors at Alkers has handled a range of cases nationwide. We will guide you through the whole process, ensuring your child’s best interests are looked after at all times. Typical injuries for a child relate to:
- Car accidents involving children
- Defective playground equipment
- Poorly protected building sites
- Faulty toys
- Accidents at school
These types of incidents that involve children differ from standard claims in the way in which their time limits work. If the victim was under the age of 18 when the accident happened, a case can be pursued until they have reached the age of 21, regardless of how many years have passed.
In addition, for very serious personal injuries, there is no time limits, and it would be advisable to talk to one of our specialist solicitors directly.
Child Accidents and the Law
The law states that people under the age of 18 cannot deal with their own compensation claim because they do not have the legal capacity. A Litigation Friend (usually a parent) must be appointed to act on their behalf.
The implications of an injury sustained by a child may not always be obvious at the outset, so we will use our expertise to make a full investigation to ensure the minor is fully compensated.
In our experience, it can be better to delay claiming compensation for an injured infant in order to monitor their development over time. There is only one opportunity to settle a child’s accident claim, and once it is settled it cannot be opened again, even if further problems arise in the future.
At Alkers Solicitors, as accident claim specialists, we can advise you on this and will also instruct experts to ensure the right treatment for your child. We also understand the importance of providing excellent customer service during what can be a traumatic time.
‘No Win, No Fee’
We operate on a strictly ‘no win, no fee’ basis, meaning our clients are able to keep the highest amount of the compensation awarded by the court. Our aim is to help all our clients get the money they deserve, helping them pay medical fees and rehabilitation costs incurred as a result of their accident.
Contact Alkers specialist solicitors today.
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