Child injury claims handled with sensitivity
‘We believe an injury claim should secure compensation to cover all the child’s needs. We are passionate about protecting their future and persevere to achieve this’
As a parent, few things can be more traumatic than a child suffering a life-changing injury. Understandably you’ll be worried about (1) their recovery, (2) who will fund future treatment and (3) how to secure long-term care. We are experts in ensuring that all our child injury settlements fully provide for them, whilst handling everything with sensitivity.
We have the expertise to secure your child appropriate compensation
Parents inevitably worry about the impact of an injury on their child’s education, siblings, friendships and, of course, their physical and emotional development. We know what needs to be put in place to ensure the compensation claim is successful. To achieve this, we coordinate a highly respected network of experts who can support you and your child’s claim.
We accurately calculate lifetime costs
We work with the best paediatric doctors and experts to predict your child’s likely needs as an adult. We understand the importance of painstakingly identifying all the anticipated expenses and costs during both their childhood and their adult life. Our approach will help to ensure the compensation lasts your child’s lifetime, giving you ultimate peace of mind. Find out more about protecting your child’s compensation.
We can place a specialist expert team around you and your child
At Royds Withy King we understand that, in some circumstances, the specialist needs of your child may extend for many years to come. Using our expertise and contacts, we are able to structure a team around the child to ensure that their care, rehabilitation and quality of life is protected by a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals. We do this in unison with the family, to create a long lasting network of support around the child.
To understand more you can visit our special page on how we create a team around the client. Or if you have any questions, please contact us for a discussion on how we can help you.
“What the team is known for: Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.”” Chambers 2017 Somerset
“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds
“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East