In short, yes you can make a claim for someone else. Under certain circumstances, making a claim for someone else may be a useful, if not necessary requirement in order for the victim to get the compensation they deserve. This blog will explain the varied reasons that you may make a claim on someone’s behalf. 

In what situations can you claim on someone else’s behalf?

There are several circumstances where you may claim on behalf of someone else. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if your situation is not covered in this blog, then you should contact a member of What’s My Claim Worth’s extensive network of legal experts for further advice. In this blog we will cover: 

  • Claiming on behalf of a child
  • Claiming on behalf of a deceased person
  • Claiming on behalf of a grievously injured person

Again, if we don’t cover your situation in this blog, feel free to call one of our claim experts on 13 WMCW. 

Claiming on behalf of a child

A parent or guardian may claim for a child under their care, as long as they are under the age of 18 and therefore legally still a child. It is also possible for the child to wait until they are an adult to make their claim, even if the event happened to them while they were still under 18. If this is the case, they would need to make the claim between the ages of 18-21. 

Claiming on behalf of a deceased person

Losing a loved one causes not only emotional suffering but potentially financial suffering as well. The loss of an income stream can also be difficult for a household that is mourning to deal with. In the case of losing a loved one in an accident, making a claim on their behalf can provide vital assistance with medical bills and funeral costs. 

Claiming on the behalf of a grievously injured person

In a severe injury involving head trauma, the victim may not have the facilities to pursue their own claim. If you have a loved one that has suffered brain injuries that prevents them from seeking compensation then you should contact one of our expert lawyers. 

Can you make a claim if you are injured at work?

Workers Compensation protects you financially in the event that a workplace incident causes physical injury or psychological suffering. Workers Compensation can generally be claimed if the incident takes place at work while travelling for work, or on your way to and from work. If you need further information, please click here.