Many adults who get injured in public areas such as the footpath or in public venues find that they may be eligible for compensation if the accident or injury was the result of negligence by a third party. However, when a child gets injured, many just put it down to the fact that accidents will happen with kids and that they are often getting themselves into scrapes. Well, as a parent you will clearly want justice if your child has been injured as a result of negligence by a third party and the good news is that you can still look at claiming compensation on behalf of your child.
An experienced lawyer who is a leading authority in injury compensation will be able to take on your case and go through the process with you. Of course, since this is a child it will have to be you as the adult that goes through the actual process of filing the claim. As such, you need to provide as much detail as possible about what happened. It can be difficult to get accurate details from young children so it is always helpful if there are any witnesses you or your lawyer can turn to for more information.
Steps To Take as the Parent of an Injured Child
If you find that your child has been injured in a public place due to third-party negligence, you need to try and get as much information together as possible. If you are there with the child when it occurs, make sure you use your phone to get a photo, note down the time and date as well as details of what happened, make notes about the details of the injury as well as taking a photo, and see whether there are any witnesses able to assist. If you are not with the child at the time, try to get as much information as you can from your child and any witnesses. Also, check to see whether there is any CCTV in the immediate area that may have captured what happened.
Another thing you need to do for the health of your child as well as for legal action is to get your child to a doctor or hospital depending on the extent and type of injuries sustained. Make sure you keep the doctor’s or hospital report so you can pass this onto your lawyer when the time comes, as this will be important in terms of assessing what happened and the effects of the accident.
You should then look for a lawyer with plenty of experience when it comes to personal injury claims, particularly when it comes to dealing with personal injuries sustained by children. You can then book an initial consultation so the lawyer can look at the information you have and advise whether there is anything else you need to get before the case can move forward. Hopefully, you will then be on your way to getting justice for your child.
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