Child Personal Injury Claims
Under Irish Law, a person/child under the age of eighteen is “a minor”. They cannot engage a Solicitor or bring a personal injury claim themselves but require an adult to assist them. In legal proceedings on behalf of a child the adult is referred to as “the Next Friend”.
Our Firm has considerable experience in dealing with injury claims brought on behalf of children.
If your child was injured in an accident, it is extremely important that you contact a Solicitor to discuss the circumstances of your child’s accident and injuries and they will be in a position to advise you as to how best to proceed. Our firm has Solicitors specializing in child injury claims and can assist you with any claim for compensation.
If a settlement is proposed in a claim on behalf of a child it must be approved by the Court to protect the child’s interest. If the court approves the settlement offer they will direct that the compensation be paid into Court for the benefit of the Child until they are 18 years old.