You expect your child to be taken care of during childbirth. But when doctors and midwives don’t meet the standards we expect, mistakes can happen. If your child has been injured during birth you may be entitled to claim compensation.
How To Claim For A Birth Injury
If you’d like to claim compensation for a birth injury to your baby, talk to one of our experts in a free initial consultation. Our birth injury lawyers will look into your case, talk with you about what you’ve been through and work out if you have a claim.
Who Can Make A Birth Injury Claim?
You could claim compensation for any birth injury that’s a result of medical negligence. If your baby has been injured due to mistakes by doctors or other medical staff before, during or after giving birth then you may be entitled to make a claim.
Our solicitors have helped families claim for a wide range of birth injuries including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Broken bones
- Lack of oxygen.
How Long Do You Have To Make A Claim?
You can claim on behalf of your child any time before their 18th birthday. From 18 they have three years to make a claim (until they turn 21).
If you’re claiming for a child who has passed away as a result of a birth injury, you have three years to make a claim from the date of death. Contact us if you have any questions about claim time limits.
How Much Does It Cost To Make A Birth Injury Claim?
We’ll most likely take your case on a no win no fee basis. This means you’ll only pay legal costs if you receive compensation and most of those costs will be covered by your opponent. If your claim is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay anything*.
Unlike many law firms, we take on cases that use legal aid support. If you’re claiming for a child who has suffered a brain injury during birth you may be entitled to legal aid to cover all of your legal costs.
We can talk about legal aid, no win no fee and other ways to pay for your case in your free initial consultation.
Can You Help My Child Access Treatment And Rehabilitation?
Our birth injury solicitors will aim to secure enough compensation to cover the costs of any rehabilitation, medical care and home adaptations you may need.
If your baby is suffering from a serious injury our specialist client liaison managers can help you, working with your child’s support team to produce a long-term care plan. They’ll connect you with support groups, charities and medical practitioners who can offer life changing services to support your child’s recovery or help them to live with their injury.
Why Choose Us?
As one of the largest personal injury law firms, we’ve represented more clients in birth injury compensation claims than any other firm in the UK. Our solicitors have offices across the country, so you and your family won’t have to travel far to get the legal help you need.
We offer a friendly, understanding service and we’ll listen to you and take on board your family’s needs. We can also help your child access support services from award winning charities to help them make the best possible recovery or help them learn to live and grow with their injury.
Unlike many other firms, we take on legal aid cases and we represent some of the most vulnerable families in birth injury claims.
Our medical negligence solicitors have been recognised by legal guides as among the best at what they do and we have the expertise to ensure your child receives the settlement they really deserve.
If you’d like to make a birth injury claim for your child, call us on 01926 258182 or contact us online and we’ll come back to you as soon as possible.