Child Injury Lawyers for Child Injury Claims
Child Injury Claims are some of the most emotionally challenging cases we work on, but also some of the most important to us.
Our Child Injury Lawyers have extensive experience in helping families to claim compensation for accidents involving children.
It is every parent’s worst fear that their child may come to any harm. To have this fear realised is extremely upsetting to say the least. If you are a parent of a child who has suffered such an injury, then genuinely our hearts go out to you.
We recognise how difficult it can be to summon the energy to embark on a legal process at an emotional time, but if you believe that your child’s injuries are the result of someone else’s carelessness, or negligence, then we are here to support you. You can leave the burden of the legal proceedings in our capable hands and let us seek the justice and financial recompense you, your family and your child deserves.
You may not be able to rid your child of the injuries they have suffered, but together we may be able to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressure you may be under and at the same time, seek to provide some genuine financial security for your child’s future.
Call one of our Child Injury Lawyers today for a confidential, compassionate and honest conversation to establish whether there is in fact a case to be answered.
If, after this initial conversation we believe there is a high chance of success and we have convinced you of our professional and considerate approach, we will be happy to fight your case on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
What is classed as a serious child injury?
Obviously, any injury suffered by a child is serious for you as a parent, but in terms of the law, there are certain types of injuries to children which are deemed as ‘serious’ when pursuing claims for financial compensation.
Gravity is usually determined by the impact on the child’s life since the injury and the expected impact into the future.
The types of life-impacting injuries the law deems to be serious enough to warrant substantial financial compensation include cases where:
- The child spent an extended period in hospital
- The child’s development is likely to be impaired as they grow older
- The child has a condition or suffers from pain they did not have before
- You as the main caregiver or other family members have suffered a loss of earnings, as a result of caring for the injured child.
The types of accidents which commonly result in serious injury to children and for which financial compensation claims are often successful include:
- Accidents at school
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Road-Traffic Accidents
- Medical Negligence
The above list is not exhaustive, so if your child has suffered a serious injury not covered in this list, that you believe was due to the carelessness or negligence of a third party, then it is still likely you can pursue a claim for compensation.
The first step is to open a conversation with one of our expert Child Injury Lawyers, who can tell you very quickly whether you have a claim that has a high chance of success.
Claiming compensation for your injured child
If your child is under the age of 18, they are deemed too young to make a claim for themselves. It is, therefore, your role as their parent(s) to pursue the claim on their behalf. In the eyes of the law, a parent can initiate such a claim until 3 years after the child’s 18th birthday, unless the child does not have the mental capacity to pursue such a claim on their own, in which case you may have longer than 3 years.
Why choose the Child Injury Lawyers at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors?
At an unimaginable time, where it is likely that you are struggling to cope, both physically and emotionally, we will stand in your corner and do everything we can to secure the financial settlement you and your child deserves. Our lawyers are specially trained to shelter you, the family, from the complexities of the legal process. All we need from you are the facts and you can leave the rest in our capable hands.
We have many years of experience and many examples of successful outcomes for families who sadly have been in a similar position. You can be confident that we will throw all our expert knowledge and legal expertise into securing the maximum financial settlement you and your child deserves.
We will give you a voice, make sure your case is heard and justice is done. Often, in our experience, this alone can prove to be a major milestone on the healing journey.
Call one of our expert Child Injury Claims Lawyers today for a free and impartial conversation and test our approach for yourself.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors we also help our clients obtain the rehabilitation care they need without financial outlay.
Our personal injury solicitors regularly act for clients on child injury compensation claims across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
Our team of recognised Serious Injury Claims Lawyerss can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland. We serve clients across the UK.
We specialise in no win no fee personal injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service. With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Manchester you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.
You have done an outstanding job in dealing with my claim and treated both myself and my wife in a totally professional manner
I would like to thank you so much for all the hard work that you put into my case which was complex and challenging. You were always professional, polite, and efficient but also had that human touch which was most welcome, especially when having to discuss personal medical information.