Compensation For Accidents Involving Children
Our children are very precious and unfortunately sometimes they are susceptible to injury. However, if they were to suffer an injury that was not their fault and was in fact due to the negligence of a third party then you could bring a compensation claim against the negligent party on your child’s behalf.
Children can be injured in any number of ways from slips, trips and falls to road traffic accidents and medical negligence by a doctor, nurse, surgeon or dentist. In these environments the children (and adults) are owed a duty of care which is that steps must be taken to ensure that there is no risk to safety. A breach of this duty, for example a speeding driver or a slip during surgery, is considered negligence and the negligent party is therefore liable to pay compensation.
Child Accident Compensation Claims
Any compensation payment is likely to be paid by the negligent party’s insurance company. The amount of compensation that will be paid will depend on the seriousness of the injury whilst taking into account government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided case. In addition to compensation for the physical injuries, compensation will also be paid out for any subsequent loss such as damage to property, medical bills, travel expenses and care costs.
Make a Claim for a Child Accident
If you would like to make a compensation claim on behalf of your child in Leeds, then you should speak to one of our personal injury solicitors covering Leeds who will help you to make a claim on a no win no fee* basis.
You should not delay if you wish to make a claim. Whilst a claim can be made up to three years after the child’s 18th birthday, it is best to act quickly whilst the incident is fresh in everyone’s mind as this is the time when it will be easiest to gather evidence and establish liability.
Accidents Involving Children – Personal Injury Claim Lawyers for Leeds
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