Has your child been involved in an accident that was caused by another party or negligence? Children are often involved in road traffic accidents, injured in supermarkets or injured while in the care of others. Parents of children injured due to any of these reasons are entitled to claim thorugh the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) on injuriesboard.ie. When a children’s accident claim is successful, the money will be held by the court bank for the child until they reach 18 years of age.
There are many things to consider when making a claim for your child. It is necessary to visit a doctor or medical centre immediately in order to have proof of the injuries sustained. If a father and son are in a car and are rear ended. The father will not be able to make the claim on behalf of the child but the mother or another relative will be able to claim. The costs of the claim will be borne by the defendants insurance company should the claim be won or a settlement reached. It is always advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor* as soon as possible if you are thinking about making a claim. This will ensure no mistakes are made early on that could lead to complications or a failed claim in court.
McSweeney Solicitors have built up substantial experience and expertise handling all types of children’s accident claims*, such as:
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Accidents At School
- Sports Injuries
- Playground Accidents
- Negligence Claims
- Supermarket Accidents
- Burns or Scalds
If your child has been injured due to the fault of another party. You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for your child’s injury. Parents or guardians will be able to bring the case to court by proxy and it is always advisable to contact an expert personal injury lawyer* to help with your claim. Once your child reaches 18 they will have 2 years to make a claim themselves for any injury they incurred as a child. McSweeney Personal Injury Solicitors have vast experience over a number of years in dealing with Children’s Accident Claims.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.