The first priority for the majority of parents is to protect their beloved offspring. The last thing we ever want is for our children to be involved in a serious accident. Unfortunately, as much as we try to protect them, incidents can still occur.
If your children have been involved in an accident caused by another person however, they could be held liable for their injury. In these cases where liability can be proven, your child could be entitled to receive compensation for those responsible.
YouClaim’s experienced solicitors specialise in handling legal cases surrounding child accidents and can help you pursue a successful case to claim the damages to help towards medical costs, treatment and care. Call 0800 10 757 95 or fill an online enquiry form today.
In public areas such as parks and playing areas, it is essentially the responsibility of your local council to make sure that playing apparatus are in a good working condition.
Unfortunately, young adults also use play parks to congregate often leaving questionable objects such as contraceptives and hypodermic needles in areas where children are likely to play. These could spread disease or cause serious personal injury that no amount of personal injury compensation is likely to recompense.
When at school or at a play scheme we entrust our child's care to their teachers or adult supervisors and don't expect to get a call to the hospital. However, accidents do happen and some are simply that, accidents where nobody is to blame.
But on occasion, children suffer injuries as a result of poor supervision and those we entrust with our child's care may face having charges brought against them or, at the very least, have a no win, no fee claim for personal injury compensation made against them.
There is no legal requirement for schools or nurseries to provide constant surveillance of child activities. Instead, the important point will usually be one of whether there has been appropriate surveillance that has reduced the risk of accident and personal injury to a reasonable level.
However, there are plenty of exceptions to the above principles. For example, in areas where there is a high level of risk, such as around swimming facilities or hazardous equipment, there is an obligation for schools, nurseries or other care providers to ensure that there is constant surveillance and supervision of all children and activities.
If your child has sustained an injury while under the care of another adult, you could be in a position to make a no win, no fee claim against them.
You can act as a litigation friend for your child, make a claim on their behalf and secure their future, despite the distressing personal injuries they have suffered.
Everyone who has been harmed in non-fault accidents is worthy of being compensated with damages and YouClaim are here to help.
We will take care to appoint you a solicitor which specialises in child accident claims and will be at hand to offer any free legal advice you may need.
Contact us by filling out an online claim form or calling 0800 10 757 95.