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Accidents Involving Children

Every year people many children are injured either in road traffic accidents, at school, in the playground or in public places, often through no fault of their own.

This might include:

  • Road traffic accidents either in a car or as a pedestrian
  • On a bicycle
  • At school
  • In a playground
  • At a public place, such as parks, zoos, playgrounds, sports centres
  • Sadly there are occasions when a child suffers a catastrophic or very serious injury.  If this affects your child, it is essential that you use a solicitor who is specialised in handling these types of cases, as often a full lifetime's needs may need to be claimed.  Please visit our dedicated serious injuries section.

There are various laws to safeguard children that aim to protect them and give the right to claim if they have been injured.

Compensation can go a long way to ease the burden that an injury has caused to both the child and the other family members.  At SC Law, our personal injury lawyers have specialist knowledge in settling cases involving children, which often has a different settlement procedure to accidents involving adults.  We will identify and calculate the losses and expenses and will obtain the maximum amount of compensation relating to your child’s claim.  Ultimately approval from the Court will be required to safeguard your child's best interests.

Choosing the right solicitor for your case is an important decision.  It is essential you chose a solicitor who is a specialist in claims involving children.  Do not simply go to the nearest solicitor, or for example the solicitor who did your Will or conveyancing.  Similarly do not feel obliged to use a law firm appointed by your motor, home or any other legal expenses insurance. When making a personal injury claim, you should be selective about which lawyer you use and have the freedom to appoint any lawyer of your choice.  At SC Law we are experts in dealing with claims for compensation for personal injury.

If your child's claim is successful, the compensation your child will receive is usually assessed under various categories, which include:

General damages

For pain, suffering and loss of quality of life to your child and effects this may have on the parent or guardian.

Losses and Expenses

Where appropriate we can claim for financial costs you have incurred as a result of your injury, such as loss of earnings, travelling, medication costs, rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with housework or gardening. This may include future expenses where you are unable to return to work as a result of your injury, or have to return to a lesser paid job, which may include reduced benefits such as loss of pension or rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with home help.

 

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Areas covered - Personal Injury, Family, Employment and Wills.

Why Choose Us

  • 100% success rate
  • Our solicitors have never lost a case at trial
  • Tailor-made service for serious injury claims
  • High success rates in complex liability claims
  • Post-settlement advice to protect your award
  • Qualified lawyer dealing with your case
  • Specialists in catastrophic injury claims, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries
  • Proven excellent negotiators who have secured substantial awards