When your children are hurt in an accident, you often feel their pain as much as they do. Should their injuries be caused by an inattentive driver or because somebody has been negligent in their duty of care, it is understandable that your concern may turn to anger and frustration that you can do little about it. Inasmuch as a kids injuries compensation claim cannot repair your emotional state, it can at least provide sufficient financial resources to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.
Indeed, your first priority as a parent is to ensure that your child receives urgent medical attention whenever they are involved in an accident. Even when there are no apparent signs of injury, a child´s body is delicate, and many potential lifelong health issues can be prevented by a timely precautionary examination. Furthermore, if an injury is discovered, your child´s medical notes will be required to support a claim for kids injuries compensation.
Making a Kids Injuries Compensation Claim
Ultimately, you will require the services of a solicitor when making a kids injuries compensation claim as any award which is assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland or agreed in independent negotiation has to be approved by the court before payment can be paid. However, it is in your best interests to commence proceedings with the help of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor to ensure that the application for kids injuries compensation covers all the elements that you are entitled to claim.
Your kids injuries claim might not only include an amount for the physical trauma they have suffered, but also for any costs or loss of earnings that you have incurred taking them to and from hospital. Furthermore, if the negligent party denies responsibility for your child´s injuries or claims that they contributed to them by their own actions, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to make an assessment of your kids injuries claim for compensation and issue you with an authorisation to pursue the matter in court.
Free Kids Injuries Claims Advice
Acting as your child´s “next friend” when making a kids injuries compensation claim, you owe it to them to ensure that you get the best advice possible, and we have enabled that through our free kids injuries claims advice service. By calling 1800 911 940, you will be able to speak directly to a personal injury claims solicitor with many years experience in helping clients make successful kids injuries compensation claims. We will be able to answer many of the questions you will have about kids injuries compensation and provide you with helpful and practical advice.
Lines to our free kids injuries claims advice service are open between 8.00am and 10.00pm, seven days a week, and if it is inconvenient for you to call right away, we also operate a free call-back service which you are welcome to take advantage of. Simply leave your details in the contact form at the foot of the page, and one of our helpful team will get back in touch at a more suitable time.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free consultation with a helpful solicitor
- 100% Practical and impartial advice for your claim
- 100% Accurate information in clear English
- 100% Discretion and confidentiality assured
What You Can Expect When You Call
When you call our free kids injuries claims advice service, you will find that we respect that you are a concerned parent and will treat you courteously throughout our conversation. We all understand how you will be feeling and will try to put your mind at rest if you are at all apprehensive about speaking with a solicitor.
We will ask you to explain to us how your child´s accident happened, what treatment they received at the time and what the consequences of their injuries have been. We will try to establish straight away that you have a claim for kids injuries compensation which is worth your while to pursue and explain the procedure to you.
Wherever possible, we will also give you an indication of how much kids injuries compensation we would expect you to receive. However, we would be more accurate with this figure once we have discussed your kids injuries claim in greater depth. The same would apply if we were to estimate how long your claim for kids injuries compensation would take to resolve.
We usually conclude each initial conversation by checking that you have no more questions and have understood the information and advice we have given you. We also provide you with a selection of options, none of which you are under any obligation to act on, but which you may like to consider or discuss with family and friends.
Children have two years from the date at which they reach the age of majority in which to make a kids injuries claim for compensation. However, you may need the finance that would result from a kids injuries compensation claim to look after a child who has been injured in an accident and it is often better to commence a claim as soon as possible after your child is out of physical danger.
Therefore, please call our free kids injuries claims advice line at your earliest possible opportunity. The number again is 1800 911 940, and do not forget that you can also leave your contact details in the form at the bottom of the page if you would rather that we called you.