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If you believe your child has been injured due to poor medical
treatment or advice, you should speak to a specialist solicitor as
quickly as possible. Your child may be entitled to compensation if,
for example, he or she suffered an injury because a healthcare
If your child has been injured as a result of poor medical
treatment, he or she is entitled to make a compensation claim for
the injuries they have suffered and also for the financial costs
that have been incurred as a result of the injury.
If the claim is successful, the compensation will help to pay
for the costs of your child's past, current and future needs, such
as specialist care, treatment and therapies, specialist equipment,
suitably adapted accommodation and assistive technology. A claim
can provide you with peace of mind that your child's future needs
will be provided for and enable you to focus on your family's
Specialist solicitors will support you through the process of
making a claim. They can also advise you on funding your child's
claim, for example through legal aid or a "no win, no fee"
To make a claim for compensation, a solicitor would need to
obtain evidence from an expert to show that:
We cannot recommend any particular firm, however we do work with
solicitors who specialise in personal injury and clinical
negligence cases. We are confident that they are reputable and
supportive of the work we do. These include Bolt Burdon Kemp (see
below), Irwin Mitchell and Enable Law.
Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors are a leading firm with over 30
years' experience who specialise in complex and serious injury
You can have a free, no obligation conversation with their team.
They will listen to you and will let you know whether or not they
think they can help you investigate your child's potential claim
for compensation. They will also let you know what the next steps
might be and your options in terms of funding the claim.
They have dedicated teams focussing on child brain injury,
spinal cord injury, medical negligence and personal injury claims.
Their focus is on working with you and your family to provide your
child with the specialist rehabilitation treatment needed to
improve their future prognosis and ensure suitable educational
support via their IPSEA qualified special educational needs
advisors. They will visit you at home, hospital or any other
Speak with Caroline
Klage or other members of her team.
You may also want to look into other options, such as using the
NHS complaints procedure or complaining to your local Clinical
Contact cannot recommend a particular solicitor and you must
choose the right solicitor for you.