Accidents involving children
Understanding your child’s rights to compensation
If your child is involved in an accident that is the result of another person’s negligence or lack of safety measures, your child may have a right to compensation.
Many parents don’t realise this, but your rights to claim are very clearly stated in the law.
Many claims are never filed as parents simply do not know they can claim compensation, or because they are worried about expensive legal fees. If you think you and your child could be entitled to compensation, please speak to us. Our expert solicitors will help make the whole process as clear and transparent as possible.
How compensation can help
Our expert personal injury solicitors will give you expert advice and support on a no win, no fee basis. We’ll help you understand everything you need to know about claiming on your child’s behalf, without any risk.
Claiming compensation for your child’s injuries can help relieve some of the discomfort caused and assist you through an unpleasant time with clear recognition of the other party’s failings.
Your child’s recovery may be a long and distressing journey for you both. By securing the compensation you are entitled to, we hope that some of this stress will be lifted.
Know the time limit
There are a few things to know when making a child injury claim.
Most importantly, claims must begin within a certain time frame. For adults, a claim for compensation must be filed within three years of the accident.
But you can make a claim on a child’s behalf at any point up to their 18th birthday. This is the age at which they are legally no longer a child.
After their 18th birthday, the adult time limit comes into effect. This means any compensation claim you make has to happen before their 21st birthday.
Who can file the claim?
Child injury claims must be made by a responsible adult. UK law states that you can’t file your own personal injury claim if you’re under 18.
The adult who does this is usually a parent or guardian who can represent the child and make decisions on their behalf. The title given to an adult who does this is called the ‘litigation friend’.
What does the compensation cover?
No two accidents involving children are the same, but we give exactly the same attention and dedication to each and every case.
At AWH Solicitors we have represented children suffering everything from stable fractures to life-altering injuries. The amount of compensation awarded is only partly based on the physical injury.
Any compensation awarded for a child injury claim also takes into account:
- The extent of their injury or illness and the impact on their life
- The cost of any healthcare
- The psychological trauma and impact on them
- The cost of any additional support, such as wheelchairs, carers or educational aid
- Any loss of income you have personally suffered if you have taken time off work to care for your child
- The cost of any adaptions made to your home or car
Starting your child injury claim with AWH Solicitors
Having to cope with your child’s suffering is a sickening and painful task. While compensation from a child injury claim can’t turn back the clock, we hope that it will speed their recovery and relieve any financial pressures on your family.
If your main reservation for taking legal action is the solicitor’s fees, you can rest assured that we have it covered.
No win, no fee child injury claims
For any personal injury claim we take on, we don’t receive a penny in payment unless you win.
A no win, no fee policy is designed to protect you as a client, so you don’t put yourself at any financial risk.
This means that if your case isn’t successful, you won’t pay a penny.
To learn more about how you could make a no win, no fee personal injury claim on your child’s behalf, get in touch with our team of experts today.
Full transparency at all times
We are completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so you don’t get any nasty surprises at any point in the process.
We believe professional advice and support should be affordable to anyone in need and have made our services as accessible as possible.
Legal expenses insurance
Our no win, no fee solicitors in Manchester evaluate how likely you are to win your case at every stage in the claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, you won’t have to pay our legal costs at all. If you lose your claim, you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs, but we always give you a full assessment of your chances of success before you begin.
Legal expenses insurance is one way to protect yourself from this cost. It is often provided with motor insurance policies, in case you have an accident in your car. If you don’t already have a policy, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy on your behalf before starting your no win, no fee claim.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win your claim, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs.
Any legal costs which are not covered by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. You won’t pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful, and if you do need to pay a fee it won’t be until the process has come to an end.
Please be aware that costs may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny.
We promise that our clients will never come across any hidden costs when filing personal injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No-win, no-fee and legal expenses
Our no-win, no-fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no-win, no-fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.
What our clients are saying about us
Very pleased with how fast my claim was settled. Very nice people always at the end of the phone when i wanted to ask questions on my.claim. would deffo use this company again. Matthew was brill very friendly and reliable.
Very pleased with the service I have received, communication has been maintained throughout. Happy with the outcome of my case.
It's always been a pleasant experience using their services. I felt highly comfortable and confident whenever they dealt with my cases in terms of correspondence, communication and performance. I highly regard their services.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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