Pursuing a personal injury claim for a relative

If your child or a family member has been seriously injured and is unable to manage their own affairs, the law allows for family members to make a personal injury claim on their behalf.

To do so you may have to apply to the Court of Protection to be made a ‘Deputy’ if you do not hold a Lasting Power of Attorney. This is a complicated business and it is best to use a Solicitor.

There are various routes to gaining compensation, depending on the case. We could claim for you against a negligent defendant, a convicted attacker or from a Government Compensation Scheme.

Time limits apply for bringing cases to Court and these are quite complicated, so take advice and start things moving as quickly as you feel able.

Your wider needs

We would hope that your loved one recovered, but if their injuries were long-term and life-changing we would make sure that this was properly reflected in the compensation awarded.

Payments can be very considerable in the most serious cases and many families find it difficult to manage the money.

As a broad-based law firm we look at every family’s circumstances individually and have experts at the firm who can help you, for example, set up and manage a compensation trust fund.

If the other party admits liability we can also secure interim payments to help fund treatment, rehabilitation or the equipping of a suitable home while final compensation is agreed.

It is a tough time when someone close to you is seriously injured. Our friendly, experienced lawyers are here to help.


Tracy moved to the area from  Slough and joined Verisona Law in 2007. With over 20 years’ experience Tracy specialises in personal injury claims involving road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slipping/tripping incidents and industrial disease cases.  

Tracy also has experience of handling complex, high value clinical negligence claims against Hospital Trusts, General Practitioners and other organisations, where Claimants have suffered severe physical and psychological trauma as a result of either mismanaged labour resulting in Cerebral Palsy, misdiagnosis/mismanaged care and claims involving fatalities.

Tracy has supported Claimants to achieve early treatment and rehabilitation resulting in maximum compensation awards providing for the cost of care, treatment and equipment needed to enable them to move forward with their lives.

Tracy started her legal career in 1988 as an Office Junior at Harris Cartier where she worked for many years before relocating to the Havant area in 2007. Throughout her time at Harris Cartier she gained a knowledgeable experience of personal injury litigation initially assisting others before managing her own caseload.

 Tracy joined Dyer Burdett, a precursor of Verisona Law in 2007, where she assisted in the Marine Department before joining the Personal Injury Team in 2011.

 When not at work Tracy enjoys attending regular boot camp sessions in addition to spending time with her partner, children and grandchildren.

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Occupiers Liability Claims
  • Employers Liability Claim
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Work related upper limb disorders
  • Professional negligence
  • Industrial disease

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