Children are curious and eager to explore and try new things. Risk-taking is part of their everyday life and essential for their natural development. But inevitably this can also lead to accidents, which often result in injury.

If your child has sustained an injury as a result of an accident, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf. If the accident could have been avoided or prevented, or was caused by someone else’s negligence, they are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. Even if you think your child may have been partially to blame for the accident, you can still pursue a claim. Often more could have been done to prevent an accident from happening, meaning that someone else’s lack of care caused your child to be injured.

For a no-obligation discussion with one of our specialist solicitors about making a child compensation claim, call 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident as well as the effect upon your child’s everyday life and future development and education. You can also recover compensation for your financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. We can secure early compensation payments to ensure your child receives the best possible medical care and treatment to aid their recovery and alleviate any immediate financial worries.

In making a child accident claim, compensation could be recovered for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • The psychological effects of the accident and any specialist treatments needed
  • The impact on your child’s future development and education
  • Pain and suffering caused by the accident
  • In the case of serious injuries, continued care and assistance for your child
  • Your loss of earnings, if you had to take time off work to look after your child

We will deal with your child’s case with the understanding and sensitivity it deserves, making the process as stress-free as possible for you and your child. You can then focus on helping your child make the best possible recovery.

Expert Legal Advice

As parents ourselves, we understand how traumatic it can be when your child is involved in an accident. We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your child has access to the best possible services and that the claim process is as stress-free as possible for all involved. We have interview facilities throughout England and Wales and can arrange home and hospital visits.

If your child has been injured, you’ll want to make sure every possible step has been taken to prevent such an accident from happening again. Pursuing a child accident claim may help enforce health and safety regulations, reducing the chances of a similar accident occurring.

All our child compensation claims are dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis without any financial worries for you.

Contact our child injury solicitors on 0800 980 9390 or use our claim form and we’ll be in touch.


Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long do I have to make a claim for my child?
  • When making a personal injury claim the general rule is that the claim must be commenced (i.e. court proceedings started) within three years of the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions to this. Claims for children are one of the exceptions and time does not run against a child. Therefore the three year period only commences when the child reaches the age of 18. Your child therefore has until his or her 21st birthday. It is of course eminently sensible that any claim for compensation is investigated as soon as possible as evidence can fade/disappear with the passage of time.

    To discuss making a child compensation claim with one of our specialist child injury solicitors, without obligation, please call 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we will be in touch.

  • What will happen to my child’s compensation?
  • Where a case is settled involving a child it should be approved by the court who will decide what will be done with the compensation until the child reaches the age of 18. If the compensation is of a very modest sum the court may agree that the money is paid out to the child’s parent or litigation friend (i.e. the person nominated to represent the child in any proceedings). In most cases the compensation will be paid into the Court Funds Office until the child is 18 when it can be paid out to the child with any interest accrued.

    To discuss making a child compensation claim with one of our specialist child injury solicitors, without obligation, please call 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we will be in touch.

  • Do I have to go to court?
  • It is normally best practice in a child injury claim, once a settlement has been achieved, for the child and guardian/litigation friend to attend court for an Infant Settlement Approval Hearing. Court approval will help to ensure that your child will recover the correct amount of money for their injuries. It is an informal hearing, normally conducted in chambers (not a court room) with all parties seated.

    To discuss making a child compensation claim with one of our specialist child injury solicitors, without obligation, please call 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we will be in touch.

  • My child was injured at school, can I make a claim?
  • Yes, you can make a claim. However, whether the claim is successful will depend upon the individual facts of the case. Many successful claims result from schools having unsafe buildings, fixtures or classroom and PE equipment together with inadequate supervision. If the accident could have been prevented and was not your child’s fault then you may be able to make a claim. Claims against schools can be complicated and we would always advise that you should seek appropriate legal advice from an expert personal injury solicitor.

    To discuss making a child compensation claim with one of our specialist child injury solicitors, without obligation, please call 0800 980 9390 or use our contact form and we will be in touch.