Sadly it is estimated that in this country three to four hundred babies each year are shaken within the first few weeks or months of their lives by a parent or carer.
This often results in the children concerned suffering from brain injury, usually with catastrophic consequences.
Shaking a baby in this way is regarded as a criminal act. The young victims will be entitled to be compensated under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
We’re experts in Shaken Baby compensation claims
Criminal injuries compensation law is a specialist area of legal practice; the necessary gathering of evidence and the manner of presentation of the claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is of paramount importance.
GLP Solicitors has developed a national and international reputation in the field of handling claims on behalf of shaken babies. Very substantial sums have been secured to help to provide lifetime support for the children concerned and their families.
We have been involved in a number of ground-breaking and high profile claims in this specilist area
GLP Solicitors has been able to assist parents and carers, foster and adoptive parents, local authorities, social services departments and other agencies, and most importantly the injured children themselves.
How we can assist you
More than anything, we aim to keep things clear, simple and as straightforward as possible, so there’s no need for you to worry at any point about the legal complexities or technicalities of your shaken baby compensation claim. You’ll be kept informed throughout the claims process which, put simply, looks like this:
- Your free initial consultation gives us a clear understanding of your shaken baby compensation claim.
- If you have a case we assign our best legal team with the expertise to handle your claim.
- The legal team will investigate and build evidence to back up your case.
- We keep in touch with you throughout, so you’re always informed.
- Finally, with your approval, we arrive at the best settlement possible.
Make contact as soon as you can
It’s important to speak to us as soon as possible about any child’s injury – time limitation periods apply and investigating your claim is often easier if you begin proceedings quickly. Your initial consultation with us is free, and we’ll tell you then whether or not your case is worth pursuing.