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Accidents involving children

Our child injury compensation claim lawyers are experienced in dealing with highly sensitive cases. We can help you secure the right level of compensation for accident claims involving children, helping you and your family to move forward.

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Can I make a claim for accidents involving children?

If a child is involved in a serious accident, the impact can be life changing. We understand the toll it can take on both the child and your family. You may be able to make a claim for child injury compensation if it can be proven that a third party is responsible.

When seeking compensation, it is important to enlist the help of a lawyer who specialises in accident claims involving children as the law sets out rules and procedures designed to protect minors in these situations.

Our personal injury team is experienced in dealing with child accident cases, so you can be confident in our ability to handle delicate cases with the utmost care.

Sensitive cases will involve the instruction of highly reputable experts to provide evidence. Examples include educational psychologists to report on the impact of missed schooling, as well as occupational therapists to advise on the need for aids and equipment.

Child brain injury claims

We have a particular expertise in handling cases involving child brain injury.

Our experienced brain injury solicitors are skilled in handling serious cases like these, so you’ll be in capable, supportive hands. We focus on providing specialist rehabilitation as soon as possible – even before the child injury compensation claim has reached a conclusion.

It is our policy to seek interim payments where possible so that you can access funds that will help you adapt in the meantime. This could cover professional care or specialist equipment, for example.

What are the main causes of accident claims involving children?

There are many possible causes of child injury compensation claims. Here are some examples.

Road traffic accidents involving children

If a child is involved in a road accident, the consequences can be serious. According to road safety charity Brake, there were 1,252 serious pedestrian injuries and 410 serious car occupant injuries amongst children aged between 0-15 years in 2021. Injuries can range from broken bones to spinal or brain injuries.

Accidents involving children and animals

If your child has suffered an injury from an animal, you could be eligible for child injury compensation to help support them. Horse-riding accidents, dog attacks and even livestock injuries could result in life-changing consequences. It may be possible for you to claim under the Animals Act 1971 where criteria are met, which means that it isn’t necessary to prove fault.

Sports injury accidents involving children

Children’s accident claims involving sports can vary in severity, with the most serious examples causing debilitating injuries. A child might sustain post-concussion syndrome from playing football or falling off a bike, where long-term symptoms persist. Sometimes, another party, such as an event organiser or a sports coach, could be at fault.

Contacting us

Has your child suffered a personal injury that was the fault of another party? Our specialist team can support you in making a claim for accidents involving children. After an initial, no-obligation chat, you will get a better idea of whether you could have a successful claim.

You can find out about our funding options, which are designed to make this possibility more available to families and others who think they may have a claim. Most accident claims involving children are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements (otherwise known as ‘no win no fee’ agreements) so there are no upfront fees for you to pay.

Get free legal advice by getting in touch with one of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s expert solicitors on 020 7288 4800 or contact us online

Life changing brain injury for a young boy run over by a car whilst crossing the road

We represented a 5 year old boy who was struck by a car when crossing a quiet residential road.  He sustained a brain injury as well as a severe head injury and multiple fractures. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance in his mother’s arms.

The Defendant denied he was responsible because he said our client ran out into the road between cars. We were able to establish that the Defendant was liable and we negotiated a favourable agreement whereby the Defendant accepted a large proportion of responsibility for the accident. As a result of this agreement, our client will receive a significant compensation which will ensure his needs are met for life.

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Meet our Personal Injury Claims Team

Cheryl Abrahams
Partner – Part of the Child Brain Injury Team
Joshua Hughes
Head of Complex Injury
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Senior Associate – Part of the Personal Injury Claims Team
Ellen McGreevy
Solicitor – Part of the Personal Injury Claims Team
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