Child suffers laceration to hand whilst attending nursery

child awarded £1,700.00 after  successfull child compensation claim

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A toddler aged 2 was playing in nursery when he sliced his hand open and suffered a very deep laceration to his hand and finger on a faulty wall panel.

After the accident the childs finger was bleeding extensively. He was very distressed and was taken to A&E, where the wound was closed with steristrips.

After the accident the laceration was painful whenever he knocked his hand during play. He tended to guard his hand to prevent knocking it and over the first few weeks after the accident he was not as rambunctious as usual.

During the first two weeks after the accident the child’s sleep was disturbed, if he rolled onto his hand in the night the wound was sufficiently painful to wake him up. After 7 to 10 days the wound had healed. The child began using his hand normally and without reservation four to five weeks after the accident. In the short term, bath times were difficult as the wound site had to be kept clean and dry.

When the wound healed he was left with a V-shaped scar measuring 1cm each side at the base of his little finger just below the crease of the metacarpophalangeal joint.

The scar was only noticeable on very close inspection. The prognosis was for the scar to diminish with time.

Valuation of Child Injury Claims

In this child injury claims example, the specialist solicitors negotiated a compensation award for the child.

After 2 years from first instructions the child injury solicitors recovered from the insurance company of the defendant the sum of £1,700 in child injury compensation.

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