By James Helliwell
Healthy children running around is what we all strive for as parents and the occasional fall with the odd bump and bruises is part and parcel of growing up. You might think you permanently have that bottle of antiseptic in your hand! But what do you do when the injury is serious? As we often have to leave our children in the care of others for long periods of time, what do you do if your child is hurt or injured due to someone else’s negligence? If this is the case then you may well be entitled to make a strong claim for compensation. I spoke with Claim Today who deal with personal injury in Birmingham for some advice to help you understand what you can do in these circumstances, and what you may be entitled to.
Typical Personal Injuries for Children
Let’s first look at the types of personal injury that children can be subject to. It’s true that children can become victim of personal injury in various ways, and often in much the same way as an adult. If your child has been injured in any of the following ways due to negligence then you should certainly investigate a claim:
Falls and Slips
Road Accident as a Pedestrian
Road Accident as a Cyclist
Road Accident as a Passenger
Amusement Park or Funfair Accident
Accident caused by a Dangerous Product
Accident at School, Nursery or College
Lift or Escalator Accidents
Accident on Holiday
Regardless of how a personal injury has occurred, you will need to file a claim in order to receive fair compensation, seeking legal counsel in order to take action.
Who can claim?
When a personal injury strikes, it can have a major impact on a child’s life. It may have independence and educational impacts, and not to mention impact on your own stress and anxiety levels as a parent. If their injury is long term, then you will need financial compensation to help with the coming months and continuing care. As the child’s parents you can claim on their behalf up until they are 18 years old and classed as an adult.
Let the Solicitor Go to Battle
Solicitors who specialize in personal injury claims know the law. They will be able to determine what an injured person is entitled to in a claim. Lawyers act as the ‘middle man’, taking on negotiations with insurance companies and anyone who is involved in a personal injury claim. The goal is to win compensation for a child who has been injured, providing them with the financial relief that can ease the burden of their injury.
Have Peace of Mind with a Qualified Lawyer on the Case
With legal assistance, parents can breathe a sigh of relief about the child’s personal injury claim. The trained solicitor will take care of all of the details, allowing you to look after your injured child and giving them the opportunity to recuperate. After a personal injury, a child needs to concentrate on getting well or coping with any changes that have resulted from the injury, and you will be able to focus on this aim whilst your solicitor deals with the legalities of the claim.
The owners of Your Health Journal and anybody associated with the site welcome guest posts. Accepting a guest post does not mean this web site endorses what was written by a guest author or a product, nor responsible for any guest authors actions or opinions. Questions about a guest post should be directed to the author.