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More about child injury claims

More about child injury claims


More about child injury claims

Claims can be brought for any type of injury a child suffers as the result of negligent medical treatment. Access Legal has handled cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy claims on behalf of children, but claims can be made for any injury, large or small.

Where the injury is significant and your child is likely to require on-going long-term assistance, the case may not be able to be fully resolved until   your son or daughter is old enough for a full prognosis to be established. In many instances it will not be possible for medical experts to make that prognosis until the child is perhaps seven or eight years old.

However, the compensation claim can still be brought earlier so that liability (fault) can be established early on. In the event liability has been admitted, interim payments can be obtained from the other side to meet your child’s immediate needs, until the full extent of what support and assistance they might require can be determined.

Among our experienced national team of child injury claim solicitors are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action against Medical Accidents Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Many are parents of young children themselves.

Access Legal knows how heart-wrenching it is if your child is injured and that you won't want to leave their side for a moment. Our solicitors are happy to talk over the phone or travel to meet with you at home, in hospital or wherever else is convenient for you.

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