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Assessment of Compensation Awards For Child Injuries

The following is only a guide line to give parents and idea of how much compensation could be awarded  for child  injuries following an accident or injury.  The child or children who are injured in an accident will be sent by a solicitor to be medically examined to assess the child injuries. Once the doctor has examined the child or children a written medical report will be sent to the solicitor and to the child’s parents for approval.   Once approved the solicitor will then consider the child injuries as set out in the report and compare the child injuries with claims decided in the courts previously where other children had sustained similar child injuries.  To solicitors this is called “precedents” and the compensation that will be payable for the child injuries will be reflected by other cases decided in the past.  The solicitor will have to be guided by the awards in earlier claim decided in court.  Once the solicitor has considered the compensation amount that is reasonable for the child injuries sustained then the solicitor will advise the parent (or litigation friend) of what the solicitor considers is reasonable compensation.  Once the amount for the child injuries is agreed then the child’s solicitor will write to the other person at fault and attempt to settle the claim without even taking court action.

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As child injury and accident claim solicitors, we operate on a NO WIN NO FEE basis win or lose.  The child or children will not pay anything out of their compensation payment claim.  No Hidden Charges, no credit agreements to pay.  Quite simply 100% Compensation 0% Solicitor injury costs Win or Lose.

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Head Injury and Brain Injury Compensation

Very Severe Brain Damagechild injuries accident £180,000 to £260,000
Moderately Severe Brain Injurychild injury accident £140,000 to £180,000
Moderate Brain Damagechild injuries compensation £28,000 to £140,000
Moderate Brain Damagechild injury solicitors £28,000 to £140,000
Minor Brain Damagechild injuries accident £10,000 to £28,000
Minor Head Injurychild injury accident £1,500 to £9,000
Epilepsy – Established Grand Malchild injuries compensation £65,000 to £97,000
Epilepsy – Established Petit Mal child injury solicitors £35,000 to £85,000
Minor – Moderate Epileptic Conditionschild injuries accident £7,000 to £17,000

Head and Facial Injury

Eye Injuries
Total Blindness and Deafness – child injuries accident

To

£326,700

Total Blindness – child injury accident

To

£217,250

Total Loss of One Eye   – child injuries compensation

£44,330

£53,020

Serious loss of vision in one eye  –

£39,820

£44,000

Minor to some permanent impairment  – child injuries solicitors

£3,190

£7,040

Deafness
Total Deafness and Loss of Speech  – child injury compensation

£88,660

£113,575

Total Deafness – child injury – child injuries accident

£79,315

£88,600

Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear  – child injury accident

£25,300

£36,850

Severe deafness/tinnitus – child injuries compensation

£23,980

£36,850

Moderate deafness/tinnitus – child injury compensation

£12,100

£12,100

Some hearing loss/tinnitus – child injuries solicitors

£5,940

£10,175

Slight hearing loss/slight tinnitus – child injuries accident

£5,150 

£5,665

Impairment of Taste and Smell
Total Loss of smell/taste  – child injury accident

£28,750 

£31,625

Loss of Smell  – child injuries compensation

£20,185

£26,620

Loss of Taste  – child injury compensation

£15,500

£20,182

Facial Injuries
Fractures of Frontal Facial Bones  – child injuries accident

£19,250

£29,700

Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones – child injuries solicitors

£12,100

£19,360

Fracture of Nose
Fracture of nose (serious)  – child injury solicitors

£8,580

£18,700

Fracture of nose (displaced) – child injuries accident

£3,190

£4,125

Fracture of nose (minor)  – child injury accident

£2,035

£2,530

Fractures of Cheekbones
Serious requiring surgery, disfigurement  – child injury compensation

£8,250

£12,760

Moderate – simple fractures  – child injuries compensation

£3,520

£5,225

Minor fractures  – child injuries accident

£1,000

£2,000

Fractures of Jaws
Serious requiring surgery, arthritis, pain  – child injury solicitors

£24,640

£36,850

Moderate – simple fractures   – child injury accident

£14,520

£24,640

Minor fractures  – child injuries solicitors

£5,225

£7,040

Damage to Teeth
Loss/Damage to several front teeth   – child injury accident

£7,040

£9,240

Loss two front teeth  – child injury compensation

£3,520

£6,160

Loss of one front tooth  – child injuries accident

£1,782

£3,190

Facial Disfigurement
Very Severe Facial Scarring (young female)  – child injury solicitors

£35,160

£78,650

Very Severe Facial Scarring (young male) – child injuries solicitors

£24,090

£53,075

Moderate scarring (female)   – child injuries accident

£24,530

£39,160

Moderate scarring (Male)   – child injury accident

£14,520

£24,310

Minor (female/male)  – child injuries compensation

£1,375

£2,860

Damage to Hair
Serious, regrowth of hair is poor/slow   – child injury compensation

£5,340

£8,910

Moderate damage  – child injuries accident – child injury accident

£3,190

£5,940

 

 

Maximise Your Compensation: All our child injury clients who have won their claim have had no deductions from their compensation.  You will receive 100% of your compensation win or lose!

The above compensation child or children  injury are guides only assessed by Hutcheon solicitors over a period of many years by the courts and out of court settlements.  Every case is individual and will be assessed on that basis.  It is important to note that the compensation injury awards are only part of what can be claimed.  Children and their Parents can claim a great deal more such as loss of earnings, care charges, car hire, loss of bonus, repair charges, damage to clothing, travel expenses and much more.

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Child Injuries Compensation Solicitors Claim – How The Claim Is Settled

The calculation of a child injury claim for a child or adult for that matter is not an exact science.  Following the accident the Solicitor would obtain all necessary medical records for the child including the GP and hospital.  These medical records would then be forwarded to an independent doctor who will examine the child injuries and provide a written medical report setting out any relevant medical history of the child prior to the accident and take instructions from the child and or the parent about the accident circumstances and child injuries complained of.  The doctor would then provide a full written report to the instructing solicitor about the nature and extent of the child injuries to the child following the accident claim.  The doctor would also state in the report if-

  • The child injuries have now resolved at the time of the examination and if so, when they resolved and if that time was reasonable having regard to the accident circumstances complained of
  • The child injuries will be resolved following the examination, and if so when it is expected the child would recover from the accident.  A prognosis would be expected by the solicitor from the doctor as to when (i.e. a date in the future) the child is expected to fully recover from the injuries.
  • The child injuries are permanent.  If that is the claim then the solicitor would expect the medical doctor to set out fully the extent and nature of the injury and how in both physically and mentally the child’s quality of life will be affected by the injuries suffered in the accident.
  • The child injuries are so severe to require further medical experts from different disciplines to advise upon the full extent of the injuries to the child i.e. orthopaedic, urologist, accident and emergency consultant, psychologist amongst others.
  • The child injuries are such that the expert will wish to take a “guarded” opinion about the nature and extent of the child’s injuries and will advise the solicitor to take a “wait and see” approach.  What this means here is that the medical expert is unable to say with certainty that the child will be able to recover from the child’s injuries by a certain time interval in the future following the examination.  Therefore to provide an more informed opinion about the injuries to the child, the expert will request to the solicitor that he or she would wish to see the child again in, say, a further 12 months time and examine the child once again and see how the child has recovered.  The solicitor would then request a further medical examination at a later time and obtain another supplemental report on the child injuries before settling the claim.

Negotiations to Settle The Claim

Once the medical report has been sent to the solicitor from the medical expert the written report would be reviewed by solicitor and a copy will be sent to the child’s parents for approval.   Once approved the solicitor will then consider the child injuries as set out in the report and compare the injuries with claims decided in the courts previously where other children had sustained similar child injuries.  To solicitors this is called “precedents” and the compensation that will be payable to the child for the injury will be reflected by other cases decided in the past.  The  child injuries and accident solicitor will have to be guided by the awards in earlier claims decided in court.  Once the solicitor has considered the compensation amount that is reasonable for the injuries the child has sustained then the solicitor will advise the parent (or litigation friend) of what the solicitor considers is reasonable compensation.  Once the amount is agreed then the child’s injuries and accident solicitor will write to the other person at fault and attempt to settle the claim without even taking court action.

To settle the child injuries claim for compensation for the child’s injuries , the solicitor will often put forward the names of the precedent cases in support of the child’s claim.  For the financial losses the solicitor would have obtained documents in support such as the repair/loss invoices, wage loss from the child parent’s employers, mileage allowance for travel and parking etc.  These would be sent to the other solicitor representing the defendant and negotiations will take place.  If the child injuries solicitors in the claim are unable to reach an agreement to settle the claim for child injuries and losses then the only other way to resolve the claim would be by the child’s solicitor taking court action or through mediation.