Bringing claims on behalf of children
‘Pursuing every child injury compensation claim with understanding and empathy’
If your child needs medical treatment it can be a very worrying time. Although thankfully pediatric treatment tends to be of the highest standard, there are times when things can go wrong. If your child’s injury or health deteriorates due to negligence, we can help you bring forward a child injury claim.
Injuries to children due to medical negligence are usually rare, but when they do occur can have devastating consequences. We deal with a wide range of cases, including delays in diagnosing conditions such as congenital dislocation/dysplasia of the hip (CDH) or childhood cancers.
Expert advice and support in your child’s case:
In the event of clinical negligence, you might be unsure of who to contact or what to do next. Thanks to our unrivalled experience, we know the steps you need to take in bringing a child injury compensation claim and can take care of everything for you.
- Advising on your case
Before embarking on any child injury claim, you want to be sure that it is worthwhile pursuing the case. We can advise you on your options before you take the first step.
- Helping you act as a Litigation Friend
As a parent, you may need to become your child’s Litigation Friend, representing their interests and giving instructions on their behalf. We can explain how it works and take you through the process step by step.
- Aiming for compensation
If your child has been disabled or injured through clinical negligence, you’ll want to make sure you can afford to care for them in the future. We can help you sue for damages with a child injury compensation claim. The court will have to approve any compensation, which can be held in an interest-bearing account until your child turns 18 either by the Court Funds Office, or sometimes privately invested, if approved by the Judge.
“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset
“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds
“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East