Accidents Involving Children

Children's accidents and injuries

As a result of many years experience in this area we understand that claims involving children need to be handled with particular care and sensitivity. Parents are understandably upset that their child has been hurt and witness evidence can be difficult to obtain especially if other children are involved. Depending on the child’s age we may need to advise on allegations of contributory negligence.

If the child is young and the injuries are serious they will have to live with the consequences for many years to come affecting their education, their career and future relationships. The effects of the original injuries may become more significant over time and if there is a risk of a related condition developing in future it may be appropriate to claim provisional damages. If life expectancy is reduced it may have a significant impact on the amount of damages.

If your child has been injured in an accident you can trust Hart Brown to look after their interests and get them the compensation they deserve.

To speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer who can help with an accident claim involving a child or any other type of personal injury claim contact us now by calling, emailing or request a callback.

Who to contact

Gerard Sanders

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders

Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims, achieving seven figure settlements in personal injury cases involving amputation, multiple orthopaedic injuries and head injuries.

His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.

Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.

What do people say about Gerard?

“I have the highest regard for you and your company.” – Dr Philip Steadman , Consultant Psychiatrist.

“He is a pleasure to work with and always gains the absolute best outcome for those who instruct him. He is highly responsive and he has an eye for detail with a sensible overview of the global issues.” – Colin McDevitt, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings.

“I think that is an excellent outcome!. You have phenomenal negotiation skills. I work with insurers every day and to say the very least they are a challenge!” – client.

“It has been an unbelievably difficult time over the past few years. The decision to have my leg amputated was not particularly easy, nor was the rehabilitation. To do all of that whilst worrying about my case would have quite simply been overwhelming. Having you there meant that I had none of that worry. I have always known as I was in incredibly good hands and that I had nothing to be concerned about… You have made a unfathomably difficult situation immeasurably easier, and I will be forever grateful to you.” – client.

    Mark Wisby

    Associate, Clinical Negligence

    Associate, Clinical Negligence

    Mark Wisby

    Mark is an Associate Solicitor specialising in clinical negligence and serious injury claims.

    Mark’s role is to investigate allegations of negligence including at inquests to try and get his clients any additional help they may need and to recover for them the compensation they deserve. He guides his clients carefully through the litigation and alternative dispute resolution process always setting out clearly what the options are and which is the best one.

    He has over 30 years’ experience of working for both claimants and defendants including working on secondment for a number of insurers dealing with employers’ liability, public liability, product liability and road traffic accident claims. He has over that time recovered substantial damages for his many clients including over £3 million for one of them.

    Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified at the Inns of Court Temple as a solicitor in 2004.

    Mark really listens to what his clients want to achieve and will always tries to ‘go the extra mile’ to secure a successful outcome.

    What do Mark's clients say?

    "...thank you so very much for handling my case and getting me an unexpected outcome even with its complexity! The settlement has afforded me to cut my hours and afford to take early retirement..."

    "A huge thank you for all of your guidance and support. Throughout you have been patient, explaining everything, never offering false hope, always approachable. We can now move forward..."

    "I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all the hard work you have done for me... I really appreciate it and wasn't expecting anywhere near the final figure, all due thanks to you!"

    "Thank you for all your efforts in sorting out my personal injury claim... I also thank you for your clear and concise explanation of legal speak which is hard to understand. All of my meetings with you were productive and interesting and you kept me well informed throughout."

      Dispute Resolution, Employment | 19th October 2021

      Why digital nomads can be a headache for employers

      The easing of overseas travel restrictions is posing an unexpected headache for employers, who need to be on the look-out for potential digital nomads in...

      Jane Crosby

      A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

      A judicial decision has seen the late Duke of Edinburgh’s will sealed for 90 years, and the value of the estate excluded from the grant...

      Lucy Penfold

      Personal Injury | 11th October 2021

      Can I make a claim for an accident abroad?

      If you have suffered an injury because of an accident abroad, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Many people are left...

      Gerard Sanders

      Dispute Resolution | 7th October 2021

      What is Alternative Dispute Resolution and why is it important?

      Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is exactly what it says on the tin- it’s an alternative way to attempt to resolve a dispute. If you haven’t...

      Lucy Penfold

      Trusts & Estates, Wills, Trusts & Estates | 20th September 2021

      Leaving gifts to charity in your will

      The International Day of Charity takes place annually in September, but did you know that one of the best ways to support a charity is...

      Jordan Page

      Family | 14th September 2021

      Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

      When a couple makes the decision to divorce, the breakdown of the relationship can have far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, grandparents of any children of the relationship...

      Vanessa McMurtrie

      Email Us

      We will return your email within 24 hours during our office hours.

      Submit Enquiry

      01483 887766

      Call us today if you would like to discuss your legal issue.

      Come and see us to book an appointment

      At one of our five offices.

      Our Offices