Claims on Behalf of a Child

More often than not, when a child is hurt, it is usually the result of ‘children being children’. However, children are sometimes hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. If your child was injured at school, on the public highway or at a theme park, it may be possible for you to make a claim on their behalf.

How to Bring a Claim

As children are under 18 years old they will be unable to pursue their own personal injury claim as they lack ‘legal capacity’. It is therefore possible for them to choose someone to act on their behalf as a ‘Litigation Friend’. To be a litigation friend you cannot have an interest adverse to the child’s and should be prepared to help conduct Court proceedings on their behalf.

Often these cases are extremely complex and long with levels of compensation being influenced by the age of the child, the severity of the injury and the predicted recovery period. At Jefferies our professional solicitors help guide you through a child’s claim with the upmost sensitivity to ensure that the child secures the compensation they need and deserve in the future.

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