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Child accident & injury claims

Kids get into bumps and scrapes all the time but every parent's nightmare is that their children could suffer far more serious injuries in an accident caused by someone else's actions or negligence.


Any parent or child injury lawyer knows that in some cases injuries are down to the rough and tumble of playtime where nobody is to blame and a child injury claim would not be possible. 

However, if your child was hurt at school, on a school trip, on the road or in the street, in a public place or even at home in an accident caused by someone else, child injury claims are far more likely to succeed.

Naturally, any parent's priorities will be to relieve their child's pain and suffering and get the urgent treatment and rehabilitation they need. Our experienced team of child injury solicitors are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Many are also parents of young children, so we know how heart wrenching it can be when your child is injured and understand that you won’t want to leave their side for a moment.

That’s why we are happy to talk over the phone or travel to meet you at home, in hospital or wherever else is convenient for you. It's also why we will fight tirelessly to ensure that any award allows you to get funding for the best support and care available.

That includes medical treatment so your child has everything they need to speed their recovery, paying for home tuition and extra help with school work if your child has to take time off school and reimbursing parents for loss of earnings while they provide care for their vulnerable youngster.

Shoosmiths can call on leading children's medical experts and can usually get any urgent medical treatment agreed and funded before the other side has even accepted liability. That way, there is nothing to prevent your child getting the treatment and reassurance they require straight away, which can be vital in child head injury cases for example.

Types of Child injury claims

I was impressed by Shoosmiths' professionalism and my daughter was treated with obvious concern. Our lawyer made the entire process friendly and simple to understand. My daughter and I could not have been in safer hands.'

Mum to a child who suffered an injury - personal injury client

Child Injury Claims

Our expert and sympathetic lawyers have years of experience in handling child injury claims and may act for parents on a no-win-no-fee basis.

Why Shoosmiths

Who we work with

  • Brain Injury Group
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • Headway
  • SIA
  • Back Up
  • Macmillan
  • Danielles Flutterbyes
  • Forces
  • Bens Heroes Trust

Our accreditations

  • Accredited Personal Injury
  • Apil
  • Ama
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Legal 500
  • UK Chambers
  • The Society Of Clinical Injury Lawyers