UK Wide Child Accident Claim Coverage
We have specialist solicitors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to help
We have specialist Child Accident Claim Solicitors ready and waiting to help you across the UK.
Compensation In Childrens' Accident Claims
Every child accident claim case we receive is treated as completely unique by 1st Claims’ specialist solicitors and also by the barrister and judge when the hearing takes place.
The amount of compensation paid out will depend on a great many factors, which will vary enormously from case to case.
The factors taken into account include:
- The extent of pain caused by any injuries sustained in an accident, and the length of time that the child experiences pain
- Any mental suffering experienced by the child and any treatment required as a result
- Any medical costs incurred by the child for his or her injuries; including physiotherapy, medicines, surgery and specialist equipment (such as wheelchairs)
- Educational opportunities missed as a result of the accident and any subsequent necessary educational costs incurred (such as tutoring)
- Possible negative outcomes on the child's future and earning potential
Because of all these different issues when it comes to making a compensation claim for a child, we ask that you are careful to keep any receipts and medical records, and take photographic evidence of any injuries, or of the scene where the accident took place. We also suggest that you act quickly, as some evidence will lose its value in time.
The courts have a regulated system for calculating compensatory sums, based on the extent of suffering and pain experienced, and on examples of past cases, and these are considered, together with any other evidence of loss or expenditure as a result of the accident, before an amount is decided upon by the judge.
The amount of money paid out in a compensation case is put through a rigorous number of checks and balances by the solicitor, a barrister (who is employed by the court to approve any decisions reached), and finally by the judge, as well as by the minor involved in the case and his parent, guardian or 'litigation friend', who represents him during the proceedings.
What happens once a settlement is reached?
Once a settlement has been agreed the child, his or her solicitor and the parent or litigation friend representing the child have an informal meeting with the judge in his chamber to approve the settlement. This takes place even where both sides agree the amount to ensure that the child receives the right amount of compensation as they are not deemed old enough to decide that themselves.
The compensation sum is then kept by the court and invested, according to the wishes of the parent, litigation friend and minor involved in the case, until the child reaches 18 years of age. However, a small amount can be released from the court for the child, often enough to buy a Playstation 3 or bicycle.
In addition under certain circumstances, the court may release small amounts of the compensation from time to time, if required, to pay for such things deemed necessary for the wellbeing of the minor involved.
1stClaims are dedicated to gaining a compensation payment for your child, so you can immediately improve what can be a difficult time for you and your family.
Please get in touch with one of our advisors now for more information on how we can help you with your claim. We offer you a free service and will find you an excellent child accident compensation solicitor.
If you would like 1stClaims expert Children Accident solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.
Remember, it costs absolutely nothing to ask and you are under no obligation to make a claim, we just want to help you.
We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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Why Choose 1stClaims For Your Child Claim?
- We hand select only the best children accident solicitors to help you.
- Completely free, no obligation initial enquiries
- Your solicitor chosen by experts with 14 years claims experience