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Child personal injury claims

As parents or guardians of a child injured as a result of the actions of someone else, it is natural for you to want to do all you can to ensure your child gets the right kind of help in recovering from the injury and, where appropriate, in recovering the right kind of recompense.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child who has been injured because of the actions or omissions of someone else, we can help you. We recognise that growing up necessarily involves experiencing life’s roughs and tumbles. We are realistic about when that line is crossed and where it is right and proper to try and seek appropriate redress.

Particularly where a child sustains severe injuries, it is essential to ensure that the child receives sufficient compensation to help protect them for the rest of their lives and enables them to live as fulfilling a life as possible.

Our specialist solicitors will help you with advice on the legal issues that might arise as a result of your child’s accident, but we can also help and support you in relation to health, educational, social and financial planning needs. We have over almost 50 years’ experience of serving claimants like you and your family who have been injured through no fault of their own.

We offer no win, no fee arrangements so there is no need to pay hefty legal bills.

Key contact

Carlos Land

Legal Director

Carlos Land is a Legal Director in the Serious Injury Team. He joined Hugh James in 2012. With over two decades of pursing personal injury claims, Carlos is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in cases where clients have suffered life changing and catastrophic injuries, particularly loss of limb and polytrauma.

Carlos adopts a holistic approach ensuring rehabilitation is prioritised together with interim payments in the early stages of the claim.

With an empathetic and client- focused approach, Carlos strives to provide clear and straight forward legal guidance to clients while being mindful of the physical, emotional and financial challenges his clients face.

Your questions answered

During your free, no obligation consultation our specialist solicitors will discuss whether you are entitled to make a claim. If negligence is established, we will discuss the various options with you, including the no win, no fee element of your personal injury claim. You will be provided with a step-by-step breakdown of how we will proceed with your child’s accident compensation claim without obligation to proceed.

In the vast majority of cases, our child accident claims are funded on a no win, no fee basis, which are known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs).

This means that if your case is unsuccessful you will not have to pay anything. We will only take on your case if, after assessing your claim, we decide that there is a reasonable chance of success. Our initial consultation is free, so you won’t pay a penny if we don’t accept your case.

Only a small percentage of personal injury claims brought will actually proceed to trial though we do prepare every case in depth to make sure we are ready should it go to court.

The personal injury procedural system is geared towards encouraging parties to be open with each other so that any claims for compensation can be settled without the need for going to court, which can save both time and cost.

A lot of people are naturally nervous and uncomfortable about going to court. We understand this and will advise you every step of the way, should your case reach a trial.

There are strict time limits in personal injury claims. The usual rule is that a potential claimant has three years from the date of an accident within which to bring a claim for compensation.

In the case of minors, their three year limitation period will not start to run until their eighteenth birthday – therefore, their three year limitation period would not expire until their twenty-first birthday.

Although there is a three year period within which to bring court proceedings, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible should you believe you might have a claim.

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