Claims involving children

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Chambers UK
Personal Injury

Personal injury claims on behalf of children frequently arise from similar circumstances to those affecting adults, but there are a number of additional considerations that must be addressed.

We offer advice in many childen's accident claims, always striving to act in their best interests. We have significant experience of the particular issues that occur and are used to taking instructions from parents and others on a child’s behalf. Often there are sensitivities that need to be carefully handled and we seek to ensure that our advice is clear and tailored to the individual circumstances.

In some cases the impact is psychological as well as physical. We understand that the full extent of injuries may only become apparent over the longer term.

We are well placed to advise on the specialist legal issues associated with pursuing child injury claims and the technical rules relating to the approval of settlement awards in a child’s favour.

Our experienced personal injury team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Compensation for child cyclists

Securing more than £40,000 in damages for two girls injured after a driver lost control of her vehicle on a country lane and collided with them as they cycled with their father.

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