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Child injury claims

Talk to us today if your child has been injured

Whilst children have accidents throughout their childhood it can be a distressing experience when a child is injured, and one that every parent or carer dreads.

If your child has been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, we may be able to help you make a compensation claim to help with your child’s medical treatment, recuperation and future needs.

The Health and Safety Executive reports that in 2020-21 15% of A&E attendances were made by children under the age of 14, nearly 2,500 visits in all.

We know that children want to learn about the world, developing their skills through use of toys, trying different foods, and exploring. We believe that children should be able to develop in safe environments: products marketed at children should be safe for children to use, food supplied to children should be safe for them to eat and household products should be designed to prevent accidents.

The children accident and injury team at Leigh Day has extensive experience relating to injury prevention, and we are proud to support the work of the Child Accident Prevention Trust as patrons.

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Contact us today on 020 7650 1142 for a free initial consultation

Injuries do happen. Our specialist child injury solicitors understand how difficult it can be when a child is injured and can use their expertise to help guide you through the legal process.  

Leigh Day’s expert child injury solicitors specialise in injuries caused by:

In some circumstances, accidents can result in fatalities. In these cases our expert inquest lawyers may be able to help guide and support your through the inquest process and represent you in any associated legal claim.

Children and burn injuries

According to the Children’s Burns Trust some 714 children were burned in May 2021. This figure includes more serious burns and scars, and does not include the thousands of injuries seen in A&E.

Children can suffer burns or scalds in the home, at school or nursery, or elsewhere. These injuries might be due to the ingestion of dangerous products such as button batteries or laundry capsules and all cause immense distress to the child.

The British Burns Association has published its First Aid Clinical Practice Guidelines giving information on the treatment of burn injuries.

For more information about how our specialist child injury lawyers can help if your child has suffered burns or scalds, visit our burn injury claims page.

Our specialist child injury solicitors understand how difficult it can be when a child is injured and can use their expertise to help guide you through the legal process. Get in touch today to talk to our child injury legal team on 020 7650 1200.

Get in touch today

Contact us today on 020 7650 1142 for a free initial consultation

Why use Leigh Day?

No win no fee

We act for most of our clients using no win no fee agreements

Top ranked injury lawyers

Our injury claim solicitors are consistently ranked as first class

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We are accredited by numerous organisations as experts in our field

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