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When a child suffers serious permanent injury from medical mistakes or a negligent accident, the impact on the child and their family is devastating.

What are children compensation claims?

Compensation claims for children with cerebral palsy, severe neurological injury, acquired brain damage, and other disabling injuries, such as blindness, spinal injury or amputation, require skilled handling by specialist solicitors to ensure that the child receives their full entitlement to compensation.

Whether the injury was caused at birth, in early childhood or teens, our experienced medical negligence and personal injury lawyers have the expertise to achieve the highest  compensation settlements for our clients.

Each claim is tailored to meet our client’s individual needs.

No win, no fee child injury claims

We offer initial advice to new clients free of charge. Each claim is tailored to meet our client’s individual needs.

We use interim payments to ease financial hardship and meet our client’s immediate needs. This allows us to support our client families as they begin rebuilding their lives. Our clients benefit from early, large interim payments to pay for therapies, specialist equipment, rehabilitation, suitable accommodation, special education and care.

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Children's claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
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Susan Brown


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Ruth Meyer


Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Laxmi Patel


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Claire Roantree


Janata Ali

Janata Ali

SEN Specialist

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Kim Milan
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Janata Ali

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our clients receive the highest standards of advice and representation and are always treated with compassion, outstanding care and understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and financial impact that life-changing injury can have upon their lives.

  • We're nationally acclaimed children’s solicitors. We’re recognised as leading experts by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • We've won awards and accreditations for securing maximum compensation for clients.
  • We have an extensive and highly experienced medical negligence team with proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving severe disability caused by medical mistakes or accidental injury.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice, only work with top medical experts or treatment providers in the UK and many charities to achieve the highest compensation settlements for our clients.

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Children's claims frequently asked questions

Why should I make a claim?

A claim can secure funding for rehabilitation as well as help families prepare for the future.

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When should I seek advice on making a compensation claim for an injured child?

We advise parents or guardians of an injured child to contact us as soon as possible after the events which caused the injury.

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Why use Boyes Turner?

We understand the stress, worry, emotional heartbreak and daily struggle faced by parents of a severely injured child. We know how difficult life becomes for families dealing with the financial impact of a child’s disability and the courage it takes to reach out for help.

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How can compensation help my disabled child?

Compensation claims can help support disabled children with key transitions or new life stages:

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Who looks after the child’s compensation?

The court requires compensation for a vulnerable young adult if over 18, to be protected by a Court of Protection appointed deputy. Boyes Turner’s medical negligence and injury lawyers work closely with our Court of Protection team, so that deputyship is set up as soon as an interim payment or compensation payment is agreed.

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Can I get help with my child’s special educational needs and choice of school?

Every child has the right to an education which meets their needs. Many parents are unaware that they have a say in the choice of school. Sadly, whilst the law gives rights to children with special educational needs, in practice local authorities may be unwilling to provide adequate support and funding. This is where we can help.

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How can you help us to challenge a local authority on my child’s education?

Our special educational needs (SEN) lawyers will provide you with as much support as is needed. Some parents find that with a little expert guidance they can handle the process themselves.

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When should I seek help from an SEN lawyer?

Many of our clients have already recovered compensation or are in the process of making a claim following the accident or medical negligence which caused their child’s disability.

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I need to arrange a deputyship for my child, can you help?

We act as a professional deputy for many of our child, teenage and young adult clients. We get to know our clients and their families well, and provide friendly, practical support. It’s good to know that professional does not have to mean impersonal.

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How can your Court of Protection team help me?

If your child needs help with their financial affairs, our specialists will:

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Our most recent cases

We have a vast range of experience, here are some of our cases:

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Common claims for compensation

Some of the most common claims arise from accidents or medical mistakes, such as: 

  • Birth injury – cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, birth trauma from maternity care mistakes;

  • Neonatal injury – brain injury to newborn babies from errors in treating jaundice/kernicterus, infection, hypoglycaemia or VKDB;

  • Childhood accidents – child pedestrians, cyclists or passengers in road accidents, school or leisure injury;

  • Childhood injury - from negligent medical care causing sepsis, meningitis, brain injury, blindness, TB;

  • Teenage accidents or medical injury; 

  • Student injuries – brain injury, meningitis, sepsis.

What compensation can my child claim for their injury?

What is a litigation friend? Why does my child need a litigation friend?

How are children’s compensation claims funded?

What are the time limits for compensation claims for children?

Who decides to settle the claim for the child?

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Awards & accreditations

Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

              Brake | The Road Safety Charity

What our clients say

"Support and kindness"

Sita, thank you so much for the lovely work and your patience afforded to me through a difficult time.  Your support and kindness I shall always remember with much gratitude. I just wanted to put in writing how incredibly impressed I am with the way you look after your clients.

Boyes Turner Client

"This was a seamless and successful process"

I was very apprehensive when looking for a medical negligence solicitor to take on my case. We found Sita at Boyes Turner online through a publication about a similar case to ours, and since starting the process with her we have never looked back. We have had constant communication, thorough conversations and clear and precise instructions throughout the entire process. This was a seamless and successful process, and we are all delighted with the outcome.


Boyes Turner Client

"Mesothelioma Claim"

Absolutely delighted with the speed, efficiency and clarity of the support provided by Laura in my claim against my former employer. She cut through the legalese jargon and explained everything in detail making my decision making easy.

Additionally, she handled my grim prognosis details with compassion and showed a great understanding of, not only the legal aspects, but also the complex medical details and options. The prompt settlement negotiated by Laura has ensured I can "enjoy" the benefits while still fairly mobile and also she ensured the defendants would fund any future treatments not funded by the NHS should I need them.

It was a pleasure working with Laura and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to others.


"Excellent Service"

Thank you Boyes Turner LLP for your excellent service and support during my recent CHC appeal. It is a daunting process to go through, but your support made it feel less stressful. Your communication and response to emails was great and every step of the process was explained clearly so I was clear on my steps. Thank you in particular to James and Daisy.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams
Rated Excellent 4.8/5