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Child Accident Claims

Children can be injured in the same way as adults. They are often involved in accidents through no fault of their own. If your child has been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, as their parent or guardian you can make a personal injury claim for compensation on their behalf. They can also wait until they are 18 and claim for themselves. It is important to choose the right solicitor with the expertise to handle your child’s case. Talk to any of our team for friendly advice on the best way to secure compensation for your child.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for accidents and injury to children.

We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

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What types of child accidents and injuries can I claim for?

Here are examples of the types of child accident and injury claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:

  • Accidents at school
  • Accidents in a public place
  • Road traffic accident – passenger or pedestrian
  • Cycling accident
  • Criminal assault
  • Accidents at work e.g. part-time jobs for under 18-year-olds

Get in touch to start your claim

Call us on freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a compensation claim?

A parent or guardian can make a claim for compensation on behalf of an injured child (a minor) – they are known as their ‘Litigation Friend’. This person must be independent; meaning if a parent is to blame for the accident sustained by the child, they cannot act as the child’s Litigation Friend.

However, if the parent or guardian has not made a claim on behalf of an injured child, once they turn 18 years of age, they can make a compensation claim themselves. They have three years from the day that they turn 18 to make the claim.

We offer a Free No Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the accident circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim.

We will guide and support you throughout the personal injury claims process, dealing directly with the third parties and insurers if required on your behalf to secure the compensation your child deserves for their injuries, quickly and amicably.

What happens to the awarded compensation?

If a claim is made by a parent or guardian, the financial compensation awarded is put into a secure trust fund until the injured child turns 18 years of age. However, a parent or guardian can make a request to access these funds to cover essential costs such as medical expenses if required.

If the claim is made by the injured child once 18 years of age, the compensation sum will be paid directly to the claimant.

How much will my claim be worth?

The value of every compensation claim for a child accident and injury depends on the seriousness of the injury as well as the chances of them making a full recovery.

In handling your claim, we will also look at other financial aspects such as medical expenses, including any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment.

Whatever the nature of your child’s injury, our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation as quickly, amicably and stress-free as possible.

Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

Recent Cases

£3,000 compensation secured for child car passenger following road traffic accident

A child injured in a passenger car secures £3,000 compensation following a road traffic accident caused by his mum.

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£125,000 settlement for motorcyclist following collision with a motorist doing a U-turn

Find out how we secured significant compensation for our client following serious fractures sustained to her legs, arm and serious psychological symptoms after a car performed a U-turn and drove across the path of her motorbike causing a collision.

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Making a Personal Injury Claim

Watch our short videos to find the answers to those all-important questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.

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