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Child Injury Claims 

If your child has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could claim financial compensation on their behalf with a child injury claim. 
 
For more information on how we can help with your NO WIN NO FEE child injury claim, simply contact MG Legal’s specialist injury solicitors here, or call us on 01772 783314 to speak to a solicitor today. 

Has your child been injured in the last three years? 

Can I bring a personal injury claim on behalf of a child? 

If your child has been injured in an accident that was not their fault, you can make a personal injury claim for financial compensation on their behalf. Under UK Law, no minors under the age of 18 can make a personal injury claim on their own behalf, as they are not considered to hold the legal capacity to do so. 
 
Therefore, when a child is injured in an accident that was not their fault, a parent or guardian of the injured child is appointed to make a personal injury claim on their behalf. This adult is known as the child’s ‘litigation friend’, and essentially takes on the child injury claim as if it were their own, working alongside a personal injury solicitor to file the claim. 

Does my child have a claim? 

Generally speaking, if your child has suffered injuries of any kind in an accident that was not their fault and was caused by the actions or negligence of someone else, you can make a child injury claim for financial compensation as a litigation friend. 
 
When you work with a personal injury solicitor, you are essentially trying to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of another person or company, and that this negligence directly led to the injuries that the child suffered from. If our team of personal injury solicitors believe that this can be proven in your case, we will accept your child injury claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. 
 
Remember that MG Legal have a success rate in excess of 99% for all of the accident claims our personal injury solicitors accept, on a no win no fee basis.  

How does compensation for child personal injury claims work? 

If we accept your NO WIN NO FEE child injury claim, your designated injury solicitor will get to work on gathering all available evidence to ensure that everything is included in your child injury claim. 
 
We will make sure that we take the time to really listen to you about the accident, and the injuries, and work alongside you to assess everything that can be included in your child injury claim for financial compensation. The compensation to cover any financial losses, such as your lost earnings to care for your injured child, are known as special damages, and calculated on a purely individual basis. See more on this here. 
 
In terms of general damages for the pain and suffering of your child’s injuries, this will be worked out depending on the type and severity of the injuries sustained. Our child injury solicitors have put together the following table using the relevant guidelines to estimate the potential compensation for different child injury claims in general damages alone. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within one to two years 
£4,080 to £7,410 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place between three months and a year 
£2,300 to £4,080 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within three months 
Up to £2,300 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

How do I pay for a child injury claim? 

When you work with MG Legal, we will accept your claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows you to enter into the child injury claim at no financial risk, and means that if we do not win financial compensation on your behalf, then you do not owe us a penny. 
 
We work in this way as we believe that everybody deserves to achieve the financial compensation that they deserve in their child injury claim, no matter their financial situation. No child should suffer from injury due to the negligence of others, and if they do, then they deserve justice for their accident. To learn more about how our NO WIN NO FEE agreements work, see this here, or contact us today to speak to a solicitor. 

What happens to children's injury compensation? 

When we obtain financial compensation in child injury claims, this money is protected by the Court until he child reaches the age of 18. At this point, when the child is no longer a minor, the financial compensation will be paid to them. 
 
In some cases, such as where parents or guardians have suffered from lost earnings due to their children’s injuries, a portion of the compensation may be paid out to the parent or guardian. There are also certain circumstances, such as for education or medical care, where some of the compensation can be paid out early. 
 
For more information on how this works, and to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor about your potential child injury claim, simply contact us online today here. 

How long do I have to make a claim for my injured child? 

If you are making a child injury claim on behalf of your child, you will usually have until the date of the child’s 18th birthday to make a claim on their behalf. After this point, the child will have a further 3 years to make a personal injury claim on their own behalf for their injuries. 
 
However, if you are think about making a child injury claim on behalf of a minor, our personal injury solicitors would advise that it is best to do so as soon as possible after the accident occurred. 
 
This is because when you work with MG Legal, you will have access to top medical specialists who will assess your child’s injuries in real time and create strong medical reports in order to support your child injury claim. 
 
Our specialist injury solicitors also take time gathering a huge amount of evidence in order to build of clients’ claims to be as strong as possible, a process which can be much more time consuming, and also limited, when a longer period of time has passed since the accident. 
 
To begin the proceed of a child injury claim, do no hesitate to contact our personal injury solicitors online here, or by phone at 01772 783314 . 

Will my child have to go to Court? 

In the vast majority of child injury claims, neither you or your child will have to step foot in a court room. MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors settle the majority of our claims out of court, meaning that our clients do not have to go through court proceedings for their claim. What will most likely happen, is that both you and your child will simply attend a private meeting with a judge, accompanied by your designated personal injury solicitor from MG Legal, who will ensure that the process is entirely stress-free. 
 
If your claim is particularly large or complex, and you do have to attend court, rest assured that your injury solicitor will fight tooth and nail on behalf of your child injury claim, and will guide you through every step of the process so that you never feel stressed or overwhelmed at any point. 
 
To learn more about how our team operate, and how we can help with your child injury claim, then contact our team here, for a no-obligation discussion about your potential child injury claim. 

Car accident claim for child UK: 

Being involved in a car accident or road traffic accident with a child in the car can be an extremely traumatic and emotionally challenging time. If the accident was not your fault, and your child has suffered injuries of any kind, you will understandably be extremely angry with the situation, and want obtain financial compensation for your child from the at-fault party. 
 
Our team of road traffic accident solicitors regularly work on child injury claims resulting from car accidents, and go above and beyond to ensure that the injured children obtain the financial compensation that they deserve for the injuries. For a full overview of our car accident claims, see this here. 

School injury claims for an injured child: 

Many children are injured at school, and this can leave parents feeling particularly helpless and angry at the fact that their child should have been in a safe space and properly supervised. Still, if your child has been injured in a school accident that was not their fault, you can make a child injury claim with our team of dedicated solicitors. 
 

Medical negligence claim for an injured child: 

When our children are receiving medical treatment for an injury or illness, we expect that the care that they are receiving is of a high standard. However, this is not always the case. If you child has suffered from further injury or illness as a result of medical negligence, you could make a child injury claim for financial compensation on their behalf. 
 
Here at MG Legal, we have a specialist team of medical negligence solicitors who regularly work on medical injury claims for injured children. To speak about your potential medical negligence claim for your injured child, contact us online here. 

Slip, trip or fall claim for an injured child: 

As a part of children’s playing and socialising, they are often involved in slips, trips, and falls, and this is generally seen as part of being a child. However, when the accidents are caused by the negligence of others, then it could be grounds for a personal injury claim for the injured child. 
 
Whether injured on a playground, in a leisure centre, in a supermarket, or anywhere else, our children should not be subject to injuries due to the negligence of another person or company. For a full overview of our personal injury solicitors and how we work on slip, trip, or fall claims, see this here. 

Make a NO WIN NO FEE child injury claim with MG Legal: 

MG Legal’s specialist child injury claims solicitors are the right team to help you to make a child injury claim. 
 
Our team have been settling child injury claims for our clients for over thirty years, and in this time have built up a success rate in excess of 99%. Because of this, we are confident in accepting all of our client’s cases on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing them to make a claim with no financial risk involved. 
 
Get in touch with our specialist solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation, confidential discussion on how we can help you with your child's injury claim. 
 
Or, if you live locally, then pop into one of our local solicitor's offices in Garstang, Lancaster, or Longridge for the surrounding Preston areas to speak to one of our specialist solicitors face to face about your claim.  
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