Child accident compensation claims
If your child is injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf.
Whether your child was at school or nursery, injured in a car accident or injured in a public place, you can make a claim for compensation on their behalf if they are under 18 years of age.
When your child is at nursery or school, they are owed a large duty of care by the people responsible for ensuring their safety. This means giving them adequate supervision, ensuring equipment is safe and being alert to the fact that children are naturally less aware of danger than adults.
We have experience of many types of compensation claims involving children, including:
- Playground accidents
claims can be made if play equipment such as climbing frames were faulty or too high, or if the ground surface was inadequately padded. Were the children adequately supervised?
- Slipping and tripping
if your child suffered an injury due to a spillage or obstruction and someone can be shown to have been negligent in ensuring their safety, you can make a claim. Their accident could have been at school or in a supermarket or other public place.
- Nursery accidents
claims for nursery accidents often revolve around unsafe equipment or unsuitable supervision.
- Car accidents
- School bus accidents
- Faulty toys or play equipment
Time limits for making a child accident claim
A claim for compensation should always be made as soon as possible. The rules on child accident claims are different than those for adults. A claim for an injury sustained as a minor can be made up to 3 years after the child’s 18th birthday.
Why choose us?
Choosing the right firm to help you claim compensation is critical. Child accident claims can be complex and should only be handled by a specialist with detailed knowledge of the law in this area.
At Sheffield Injury Lawyers your claim will be handled by an experienced solicitor who will work hard to achieve the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
No Win – No Fee claims for child accidents
We will pursue your injury claim on a no win – no fee basis.
Need more information?
You can contact us with no obligation to speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer in confidence.
We also have an accident claims frequently asked questions page.