Our team are specialists in their field, advising clients in managing compensation for all types of personal injury and medical negligence claims, including cerebral palsy claims. We are ranked for our Court of Protection work by top client guide the Legal 500, reflecting our leading expertise in this complex area of law.
We can advise you on every aspect of managing compensation, including how to use the money in the best interests of your child to ensure their needs are met as well as how to invest compensation to provide long-term security.
What should compensation be used for?
Ultimately, compensation should be used in the best interests of your child to support them where necessary.
Specifically, compensation can be used to cover:
- Care support
- Property (including buying a home and/or making home adaptions)
- Specialist equipment
- Buying or adapting a car or other vehicles
Children with cerebral palsy often need various types of therapy, some of which may be available on the NHS, but often private therapy is also needed. This may be because specific types of therapy may not be available on the NHS or waiting times are too long.
Compensation can be used to fund therapeutic options including:
Including exercises and stretching to help encourage and improve movement.
Speech & language therapy:
Including exercises to improve articulation, fluency, pitch and volume control, as well as sign language where appropriate.
Helping children to develop skills and strategies to carry out everyday tasks to improve their independence.
Assistive technology support:
Including training in the use of technology such as eye gaze communication aids.
How should compensation be invested?
There are various ways to invest compensation to ensure you are able to achieve a secure long-term income that will be sufficient to meet your child’s needs.
Investment options include:
- Stocks & shares
- National Savings or Premium Savings Bonds
- Bank accounts
We use our professional contacts to obtain independent and impartial investment advice. We can help you to create a bespoke investment portfolio tailored to your child’s needs, making sure the investment strategy is discussed fully with you at every stage and that you have access to all the appropriate advice and support you need.