A child accident in school gym
The school or nursery should provide a safe environment for children in their care. Some children's accidents will happen due to the neglect of the school staff. This could be caused in a physical exercise lesson, where insufficient safety precautions have been taken to protect the children. Sometimes this is due to safety matting not being put in place to protect children prior to gym exercises. Another possible cause is goal posts not being secured to the wall or floor, which means the goal could topple over and be the cause a child's injury.
A child accident in the classroom
The chairs supplied for children to sit on should be in a good condition. If the chair breaks when in use there would be a cause for a child's compensation claim. Another cause for a compensation claim would be if the child's accident was caused by a wet floor in the classroom or any other area inside the school. If the floor has been cleaned and the floor been left wet, with no warning signs left in place and it caused a child to slip and injure themselves, a child injury compensation claim could be made.
There are many reasons why a child injury may happen whilst at school. If your child has had an accident and injured themselves you can contact us to find out if you can make a child accident claim.
A child accident in a car
If a child is involved in a car accident as a passenger, they could claim child injury compensation. The child or children involved should be taken to seek medical advice following a traffic accident, if any pain is felt to rule out a more serious injury if one is not immediately apparent.
Childrens accidents from a slip or trip
With children out playing, they are bound to trip and fall causing an injury to themselves. On many occasions this type of accident would be the child's own fault. However, if the injury is caused by potholes in the pavement or park or other obstructions left lying around by workers, there could be a claim for childrens accident compensation.
Childrens accidents in a park
The equipment in a child's play park or play area should be safe and inspected by the authority responsible on a regular basis. Damaged play equipment should be removed, replaced or at least cordoned off, so the children and parents are aware of the defects. If a child is injured in a play park, it is a good idea to take photographs of the defect which caused the accident and injury. Then report the defect to the authority or company responsible.
Childrens accidents in a shop
Shops often have stock lying around that is in the process of being put out, or empty cardboard boxes in the aisles creating a tripping hazard. Other times it could be trailing leads from floor cleaning machines or a wet floor after being cleaned by staff. If your child has been injured in a shop due to staff negligence, it is possible to make a child injury compensation claim.
If the child is under 18 years of age they will need an adult to act for them to pursue their child accident claim this is usually the parent or guardian.
A medical assessment may be required to help determine the exact level of childrens accident compensation that will be awarded based on all of the injuries and length of suffering. This will be arranged by the solicitor and will be local to where you live. To see examples of child injury compensation awards, please click on the link for our Compensation Estimator above.
How to claim childrens accident compensation
The Accident Advice Bureau can help you claim child injury compensation and guarantee that no deductions will be made from the compensation* awarded for the injury. For example, if the child is awarded �10,000 then that amount will be paid. If the claim is lost, you will pay absolutely nothing! We also claim for loss of earnings, damage to clothing, travel expenses and home help if required. These expenses are on top of the compensation awarded for the injuries. You will have the peace of mind knowing your childs accident claim will be handled by a personal injury specialist solicitor, on a No Win No Fee basis.
Every year, thousands of children have accidents which were not their fault and many of these successfully claim child injury compensation on a No Win No Fee basis with our help.
Whatever the cause of the accident and injury to the child or children, please contact our friendly staff today. We will discuss the accident circumstances with you, assess the child accident claim and advise you of the next step. Please call us, use our quick contact form to the left or alternatively use our claims form by clicking here: Childrens Accidents.
Making a Claim for Child Injury Compensation
Few things are as emotive as an accident involving an injury to a child. We all know that children are themselves responsible for some accidents, but, equally, all too often they are not to blame. If an accident has hurt your child because of someone else's negligence, you are legally entitled to claim childrens accident compensation on their behalf.
Admittedly, child injury compensation can be considered an ethical minefield. But, for many parents or guardians, a matter of principle is behind their childrens accident compensation claim. It is not just about money, but about ensuring a school or other responsible party is held to account, and takes steps to ensure a similar accident doesn't happen to someone else's child.
Also, in many cases, child injury compensation is not about greed, but about covering expenses such as loss of earnings or specialist equipment that have resulted from an accident.
When Can You Claim Child Injury Compensation?
As the parent or guardian of an injured baby or child, you can make a childrens accident compensation claim for them immediately after an accident or right up until the child reaches 18. Once an injured child becomes 18, they have three years to make a personal injury claim for child injury compensation themselves if their parent or guardian has not done this already.
Children have accidents in much the same way as adults. There are many circumstances in which you may wish to pursue a claim for childrens accident compensation.
These could include accidents at school, nursery or college, or road accidents where the child has been a passenger, cyclist or pedestrian. Unfortunately, children can also have accidents abroad, on holiday, at funfairs or on lifts or escalators. Any such incidents could lead to a child injury compensation claim.
If your child has been hurt in an accident that was not their fault, we at the Accident Advice Bureau would be happy to discuss your claim for childrens accident compensation. We promise you we'll handle your child injury compensation with the particular sensitivity it deserves.
Our 10 years of child injury compensation claims means we appreciate that people making claims for childrens accident compensation are often having a very distressing time. We'll take time to hear about your child's accident in detail, and won't pressurise you into seeking childrens accident compensation if you decide not to make a claim in the end.
However, if you do press ahead with a childrens accident compensation claim, we'll make the whole thing as straightforward as possible. In financial terms, you've nothing to lose by pursuing child injury compensation through us at the Accident Advice Bureau. We make sure you keep literally every penny of any childrens accident compensation money we secure on your behalf. Equally, if you don't win any child injury compensation, you won't owe us a thing.
Let us help you with your childrens accident compensation claim - we'll be with you every step of the way.
Start our simple process today, by requesting a call back from us, or filling in your details online. An accident involving a child is harrowing. But, with us, the subsequent compensation claim doesn't have to be.