It is always difficult to think of children being involved in accidents. However, they do happen. These events can cause life-changing injuries such as causing scars or breaking an arm or a leg, to catastrophic consequences such as amputations.
Incidents could happen at school or in the playground or out whilst biking or playing football etc.
It is very common for children to be involved in accidents as they grow up and in a large number of cases there may be no one at fault, and it is just simply an accident. However, there will be occasions where people are at fault and at T G Baynes we will consequently advise you if a claim can be brought for negligence against the person or organisation that caused this incident and resulting injury.
In our broad experience with dealing with Accidents Involving Children Claims, we know that the injuries and suffering that your child may experience as a result can be wide-ranging and sometimes long-lasting, and the effect of these can be extremely distressing to your child, yourselves and your wider family. Examples of some cases we have recently worked on have involved making a claim following:
- An accident at a public playground or playpark
- A trip, Slip or Fall in a public area
- An accident at nursery, a creche, a childcare provider or at school
- A road traffic accident
What may my child be entitled to if they have had an accident where someone else is at fault?
At T G Baynes we know that no amount of money will ever erase the hurt and pain of any injuries your child may have received after being involved in an accident where someone else is at fault. Any compensation successfully claimed can go towards paying private medical bills, expenses that have been incurred going to and from hospital appointments as a result of the accident, loss of earnings of any parent who has had to give up work to care for the child, and any future financial support that may be needed.
As every claim is different, and the circumstances are specific to each, it is difficult to say exactly how much compensation your child may be entitled to. Your T G Baynes solicitor will be able to guide you further as your child’s claim progresses.
How do I make a compensation claim for my child’s accident?
To make a claim we suggest that you contact us as soon as is reasonably possible after the accident has happened. In our experience, there are often numerous other parties involved in the accident, and as a result, we will need to gather a large amount of evidence from various parties; this process can take some time.
As your child’s parent or legal guardian, you are able to pursue a personal injury case on their behalf. T G Baynes’ experienced team of solicitors will meet with you and gather all facts and evidence relating to your child’s accident, including where and when it happened, who was involved and the full circumstances surrounding it.
We understand how difficult a time this is for you and your family, and that to ask you to talk about the accident and the details surrounding it will be incredibly hard for you. We enable you to take as long as you need to go over the details, and we ensure that we take as much information from you as possible when we first meet you to lessen the need to go over the same details on numerous occasions.
Once we have met with you, we will guide you through each step of the process of making a claim and will advise what we can do on your child’s behalf to ensure that their claim is successful. Our solicitors will always listen to any concerns you may have about the legal process and anything relating to it, whilst advising you of the most appropriate steps to follow to ensure the right result for your child. The courts ensure that any compensation is approved and invested appropriately to ensure that the monies are used to assist your child through the course of their lives.
At this very tough time for your child, you and your family, the team at T G Baynes will sensitively communicate to you all facts relating to your child’s claim, ensuring you are able to make informed decisions about it at every step of the way.
T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. If you would like to speak to us about making a Compensation Claim, please call us on 020 8301 7777 or email email@example.com.