Child accident compensation claims
If your child has suffered personal injury as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, whether it be at nursery or school, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf.
If your child was under the care of someone else they are
owed a duty of care by the people responsible for ensuring their safety. This means providing adequate supervision and ensuring all equipment used is safe and aware of the fact that children are naturally less aware of dangers around them than adults.
In claims involving child accidents, the child should be represented by a litigation friend to act on their behalf. Once the child reaches the age of 18 years they may then bring the claim themselves and have up until their 21st birthday to settle the claim or issue proceedings at court.
Sheffield Injury Lawyers have experience in dealing with child compensation claims, including:
- Accidents in School or Nursery
- Accidents in playgrounds
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Product Liability i.e. faulty toys or play equipment
- Accidents in public places
If your child has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence then please contact us for a free no obligation discussion and advice on the merits of your claim.