As a child’s brain has not fully matured, it means that the full extent of the damage from a child’s brain injury may not become apparent until all the parts of the brain have reached full development.
This means it can take years for you to find out exactly how your child has been affected, especially with younger children. Because of this, there are longer timescales in which to start a claim in the case of a child.
Following a brain injury, someone may find it difficult to concentrate, experience problems with co-ordination or speech, develop behavioural issues or suffer impaired mental capacity. Any of these can leave you needing extra support, which a claim can help towards.
Claiming compensation is about future-proofing and ensuring you have the financial support necessary to cope with your situation.