Child Injury Compensation Claims
When your child is injured in an accident, no amount of money can take away the pain of what happened. Our empathetic personal injury lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp know that no amount of compensation can make things right, but we will fight to secure your child the maximum compensation possible to help secure their future. This may be an amount for private medical treatment so that they receive optimum medical care, or in cases of serious injury an amount to compensate them for their future loss of earnings so that they have financial security as an adult.
Whether a child suffers a modest or serious injury, whilst they are under 18 they do not have the legal capacity to bring a claim in their own right. It is therefore necessary for someone to act as a ‘Tutor’ to bring the claim on behalf of the child. This is usually a family member. Our specialist child injury lawyers will explain the rights and responsibilities that come with this role of being a ‘Tutor’, and advise you on the safeguards in place to ensure that your child is fairly compensated.
Our specialist compensation lawyers are dedicated to securing compensation for injured people and especially children. We will explain what your child’s legal rights are and work with you to build a picture of how your child was before the accident and how the injuries have affected them. By understanding the impact of your child’s accident, our experts will maximise your child’s claim and secure the compensation they need to get their life back on track.
Our specialist personal injury lawyers at Stacks Goudkamp are experts in securing compensation for children. We have over three decades of experience during which time we have successfully obtained compensation for numerous children with wide ranging injuries from relatively minor to catastrophic, including the Plaintiff in Stubbs v NRMA which at the time was the highest personal injury compensation award in NSW.
To read some examples of the successful claims that we have brought on behalf of injured children, visit our case studies page here.
Contact us now to speak to a friendly expert about your child’s rights to compensation.
Child injury case studies
ZN was in year 11 and was destined to become an architect or some other high earning professional when his hopes were dashed when he suffered a traumatic brain injury when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car.
The insurer alleged he was 50% to blame for not wearing a helmet and for suddenly swerving into the path of the car.
ZN made a remarkable recovery, finished his HSC and was accepted into university.
Unfortunately he could no longer undertake the extremely intellectually challenging architecture degree because of his ongoing and permanent intellectual deficits. Rather he opted to study to be a teacher.
His claim was settled for a considerable sum with a slight discount for his own negligence for not wearing a bicycle helmet.