Abuse Compensation Claims
Abuse Compensation Claims
Sexual, physical and child abuse compensation claim solicitors
Pannone's solicitors take sexual, physical and child abuse cases on a no win, no fee basis.
For a free, confidential consultation with a personal injury solicitor that specialises in abuse cases, even if only to put your mind at rest, please call our helpline on Freephone 0800 0384 384 now or contact us by e-mail and we will review your case at no cost to you.
We handle all types of abuse compensation cases including sexual abuse, physical abuse, child abuse, the abuse of an elderly person or abuse of a disabled person. Our solicitors truly understand the difficulties that you may have in discussing the abuse, and we appreciate the fears and anxieties you may have about making an abuse claim.
Our team of expert personal injury and human rights solicitors specialise in all types of sexual, physical and child abuse compensation claims as well as the human rights issues which sometimes arise from these claims. Our solicitors are experts in this field and will advise you as to whether your human rights have been breached and if so, we will add this to your compensation claim.
If you were abused sexually and/or physically as a child or as an adult, you should talk to one of our solicitors about claiming compensation.
Compensation can often be recovered from your attacker or an organisation or person that failed to protect you from the abuse.
Common abuse claims include:
- abuse of a disabled person
- historic physical abuse, sexual abuse or psychological abuse suffered as a child in a local authority care home, a nursing home or a foster home
- sexual abuse and physical abuse suffered as an adult physical abuse, sexual abuse or psychological abuse suffered within the family
- criminal injuries compensation claims for assault
- an assault of an elderly person in a nursing or care home.
What to expect from our solicitors during your abuse compensation claim
When you first approach us for advice on your abuse compensation claim we will explain the legal process to you, give you a realistic picture of what you may achieve, and the most likely outcome.
The process of making a compensation claim for abuse is often quite lengthy and during your initial visits we will only ask for enough details about your experience to determine the viability of your claim, and from whom you should claim damages. You will need to disclose as many details about the nature of the abuse as you can as we proceed with gathering evidence in order to build a strong case. We will also advise you as soon as it becomes clear as to whether we believe there is a human rights element to your claim.
Medical evidence will be needed in addition to the information and evidence that will be gathered by your solicitor in support of your abuse claim, to confirm the nature and extent of your injuries and whether these injuries are psychological or physical. Usually the claim will be for psychiatric or psychological damage caused as a result of the abuse. At no cost to you, we will arrange for an appropriately qualified medical expert who is experienced in conducting assessments and preparing reports in abuse cases to assess your injuries and write a report for use in your claim.
Compensation may be awarded for the abuse or assault, or for the psychological or psychiatric damage caused, the cost of any therapy or treatments recommended by the medical expert and occasionally loss of earnings.
We understand that many individuals are concerned about having to attend court in a claim of this nature. However, the vast majority of civil claims for compensation successfully conclude before going to trial. In compensation claims brought against an organisation or local authority for child abuse, it is highly unlikely the abuser would be present at the hearing in the unlikely event that the matter did proceed to trial.
Even though time limits apply to abuse claims, you can still claim compensation even when the abuse occurred many years ago.
Pannone encourages any individual looking to pursue a sexual or physical abuse compensation claim to report the incident or incidents to the police. All police forces throughout England and Wales have specialist units to deal with complaints of physical abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and abuse of an elderly or a disabled person, and our solicitors can make the initial contact with the relevant police force on your behalf.
The outcome of any criminal proceedings will, of course, be relevant and if there is a criminal conviction this will assist your claim for compensation, but the lack of a successful prosecution will not necessarily prevent an abuse claim being brought.
For a free and expert advice consultation with a solicitor that specialises in abuse compensation claims, please click here or call us free on 0800 0384 384.
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