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Child Personal Injury Claims

Common Child Injuries and How to Claim for them.

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Child Personal Injury Claims

Common Children Personal Injury Claims are as follows;

Children injured as passengers in motor vehicles,
Children’s toy injuries,
Accident at school, crèche or day care,
Playground accident
Pedestrian Accidents

What to do

When your child is injured it is difficult to remain calm and focused.

DO

  • Obtain the name and address of the other driver
  • Registration and insurance details
  • Take photographs where the accident occurred from different angles
Retain the toy or other object which caused the injury
  • Bring your child to the hospital or your GP as soon as possible

DO NOT

  • Part with the toy or object that caused the injury
  • Make a statement without consulting a solicitor first

Remember – A child is any person under the age of 18 years.

Unique Features:

  1. A claim must be taken in the name of the next friend of the child. This is normally the parent but could be a guardian or family friend.
  2. Time Period for bringing claims – Normally the time period is 2 years from the date of the accident. However, with a child it is 2 years from when they reached the age of 18 years.
  3. Court Approval – Any child personal injury claim settlement must be approved by a court. The Judge will normally ask if the parents are happy with the settlement also, but the final say will be with the judge as to whether the compensation is sufficient or not.
  4. The approved compensation will always be invested by the court until the child is 18. Once the child becomes 18 the money is paid out upon application.

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