Personal injury claims on behalf of others
Do you have a friend or family member who has suffered a personal injury but can't claim compensation themselves? You may be able to claim on their behalf with Slater and Gordon. We are leading claims solicitors, offering a No Win No Fee service in most personal injury cases.
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Slater and Gordon is one of Britain's leading personal injury claim firms, so we're here to help you help your friend or loved one to receive the compensation they deserve. Call Slater and Gordon on freephone or to speak to one of our legal experts today.
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Can I claim injury compensation for someone else?
The law recognises that sometimes people who are entitled to claim injury compensation are unable to do so for themselves. That's why it is possible for close family or even friends to act on their behalf in order to help them to claim the injury compensation they deserve. There are a number of circumstances that might lead to this, as we explain below. And, if you want to discuss the possibility of making a claim on someone else's behalf, our expert solicitors will be happy to discuss the situation with you.
Can I claim on behalf of a child?
Some of the most tragic cases we deal with involve children. In these cases, it's right and proper for the parents or guardians to pursue injury compensation on the child's behalf acting as their 'Litigation Friend'. The law also prohibits compensation claims by anyone below the age of 18, so you can often help younger friends and family members to claim rightful compensation. Sometimes .
However, it's worth knowing that those injured when they are below the age of 18 have the right to claim injury compensation in their own right for three years from the date of their 18th birthday, which means until the day before their 21st birthday.
Can I claim on behalf of someone with diminished mental capacity?
There are all sorts of reasons why someone might not be able to claim injury compensation for themself, and diminished mental capacity, whether it was caused by the injury or not, is one of them. That's why enables you to make a compensation claim on behalf of a friend or family member who lacks mental capacity as a result of:
- A brain injury
- An illness such as Alzheimer's or Dementia
- A mental illness or learning difficulties
If you want to know more about claiming on someone else's behalf under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, talk to one of our claims experts today.
Can I claim on behalf of someone with life-changing injuries?
When someone suffers such that they would be unable to pursue an injury compensation claim on their own behalf, it's perfectly normal for a close friend or family member to act for them on their behalf. Our experienced and understanding legal experts can tell you more.
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