Child accident compensation claims

Accident and compensation claims on behalf of children require specific expertise and claims for compensation for injuries suffered by a child are dealt with differently to those involving an adult.

“Minors” is the legal term for children who are under eighteen years of age and are not permitted to engage a solicitor or commence legal action in their own right. Minors have the right to be represented by a parent or guardian who will be acting on their behalf as their “next friend”. The Statute of Limitations does not start to run for a Minor until they reach the age of 18 and therefore the option of waiting until then is always available to them.

If your child has been involved in an accident the first step is to seek immediate medical attention from your nearest hospital or GP. The next step is to engage the services of an experienced personal injuries solicitor. If a settlement is reached through the Personal Injuries Board or out of Court, a Judge will have to review the details and approve the settlement. This is to protect the interest’s of the child involved and therefore the services of solicitor will be required.

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What our Clients say:

  • K.D. Dublin 07/07/2013
    “I was very happy with the services of Tiernan & Co, and in fact have recommended their services to two friends since my claim settled.”

  • S.M. Louth 20/01/2013
    “When I was involved in a road traffic accident, I was unsure what to do. From the first time I contacted Tiernan & Co Solicitors until my case was finalised all members of staff kept me updated. They kept things simple, so it was easy for me to understand all aspects of my claim.”

  • N.G. Dublin 2 01/12/2012
    “Mark and his staff main priority are their clients, I couldn't recommend this firm enough.”

  • S.D. Meath 04/10/2012
    “I have been a client of Tiernan & Co for years now, Mark has dealt with my house purchase and sale, the probate of my fathers estate and a personal injury case on my behalf. Mark offers a highly professional service with a personal touch. I would recommend Mark to anyone in need of legal advice.”

  • F.B. Dublin 6 03/05/2010
    “Any queries I had in relation to my personal injury claim were answered promptly and in a professional manner and in the end the compensation I received exceeded my expectations.”

  • C.B. Wexford 02/03/2013
    “I always felt that the staff in Tiernan & Co had time to listen to me and respond to any question I asked. As a client I felt I was a priority.”

  • D.B. Dublin 13 01/08/2012
    “As it was my first time claiming, I was unsure what to do. Mark and the staff at Tiernan & Co helped me through every stage of the process and answered any question I had, no matter how silly it sounded! To be kept updated throughout the whole claim made it much easier for me and in the end I couldn't have been happier with the outcome.”