Even the most minor injuries to children are distressing and, if your child is needlessly injured, you can feel a wide range of emotions from helplessness to guilt to anger.
Children can suffer injury across a whole range of scenarios from road traffic accident and playground accidents to medical negligence by health service professionals.
If your child has had an accident and suffered injury we can advise you how best to protect their interests for the future.
Securing the maximum amount of compensation is only one consideration when a child is injured.
There are many differences between dealing with a child injury claim and handling an adult’s claim.
As a result, it is important that you should choose a firm of solicitors with experience and accredited expertise.
Our solicitors can advise you on every element of your child’s case.
Normal time limits do not apply to children but time is still of the essence.
The normal time limit for pursuing a claim is 3 years from the date of the accident.
In Scotland, for a child, however, this time does not start to run until the child’s 16th birthday.
So if your child was involved in an accident some time ago, you may still be able to pursue a claim for them.
On the other hand, it remains essential that you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident. This is so we are able to gather the relevant evidence while it is fresh in everyone’s memory.
How we can help with a personal injury claim on behalf of a child.
We have an initial consultation with you to establish the facts of the accident and your circumstances.
We work out what is the best way to fund the claim in such a way that it will not cost you anything whether the claim succeeds or fails. Possible funding methods include: no win-no fee; legal expenses insurance; and civil legal aid.
We are best placed to help you if you live in Moray or elsewhere in the North of Scotland.
Grigor & Young’s Elgin branch holds corporate accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Our solicitors, Marie Morrison and Peter Brash, are both accredited by APIL as Senior Litigators. Peter is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law.
You’ll be kept fully informed about the progress of your child’s case and, with your approval, we will work towards the best possible outcome for your child.
You can contact us by phoning 01343 544077 or completing and submitting an online enquiry form by clicking HERE.
The problem with many personal injury claims is that you lose about 25% of your compensation if you’re successful. At Moray Claims at Grigor & Young we aim to provide local specialist advice in such a way that your personal injury claim costs you nothing whether you “win” or “lose”.
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