Child accident and injury compensation claim example
Child accident and injury claim was made when a young child was a passenger in a car driven by her mother. A compensation claim by accident solicitors who acted on behalf of the child obtained £3500 compensation. Injuries sustained Whiplash to the neck.
Child accident and injury compensation claim was made when a 9 year old young child was in her mother’s car on the way to school. She was in the rear passenger seat in the car. A driver came from around the corner driving over the speed limit and crashed into the rear car. The young girl suffered from severe whiplash to the neck.
The injured child was taken to accident and emergency hospital to see a consultant about her neck. The consultant explained to the parents of the injured child that she had suffered with whiplash injuries and advised them to keep her home for 1 week to rest and keep a watchful eye on the child. The injured child missed 5 days of learning in school because of the road traffic accident. She also suffered from mild nightmares about the accident that left the child and her parents sleeping pattern disturbed and suffered travel anxiety.
Child accident and injury compensation solicitors obtained compensation for £3500 for the road traffic accident. The child also received compensation for expenses and loss of earnings on behalf of the mother.
Note that the solicitors also obtained compensation for the mother who also suffered from whiplash injuries. The child accident and injury solicitors acted on a NO WIN NO FEE agreement and recovered all legal costs off the insurance company. The child received 100% compensation and 0% legal costs which was approved by the Court. Note that mother who instructed the child injury solicitors is known as a litigation friend.
The compensation payment to the infant child was approved by the Court and the compensation to be invested on behalf of the infant child until the child reaches the age of 18 years. At that age the child then in law reaches majority and is able to obtain the compensation from the court with interest that has accumulated since the money was in court.