Claiming compensation for accidents
Accidents are unavoidable and can happen anywhere at any time. You may have an accident on a plane or abroad in a different country. You may come back home with a stomach bug after getting food poisoning from your last meal in a different country. Slip, trip and fall accidents are amongst the most popular types of claims we get and again, can happen anywhere. If you regularly partake in sporting activities, then you run the risk of accidents and injuries.
It’s not just adults who are entitled to claim for compensation from injuries caused by accidents. Children can also claim for compensation, however, a child may not bring a claim to the attention of the courts. A child, classed as a minor in law, requires a responsible person to bring a claim on their behalf. This is usually the child’s parent or legal guardian. However, depending on the claim type and circumstances, a child will generally have up to 3 years after they have legally turned adult to start a claim if they haven’t already done so.