Abuse and Assault Claim Solicitors
If you have been the victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse even if it did not occur recently, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for the physical and psychological harm caused.
Many abuse claims are brought by people who suffered abuse when they were children. Abuse may have occurred in different situations including whilst in the care of the local authority or foster carers, by a person in a position of trust or by a family member. Claims can be brought against the person or persons who abused you or against the organisation responsible. Although compensation cannot change the past it can help victims to rebuild their lives and move on from the trauma.
We appreciate that revisiting the past can be difficult and uncomfortable. However, our claims lawyers are dedicated to making the process as painless as possible and you can be assured that your case will be treated with utmost compassion and sensitivity. Our team will work closely with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Assault claims generally arise if you have been assaulted by another person. You can bring an assault claim against the other person for the injury you have suffered although in many cases the other person will not have the financial means to compensate you. You can make a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority which awards compensation to victims of crime who have suffered an injury. The award is on a tariff basis depending on the severity of injuries.
If you have been assaulted you should report the incident promptly to the Police. This may result in the person assaulting you being prosecuted and it is essential to do so if you want to bring a Criminal Injuries Compensation claim.
Whatever your circumstances, contact us in confidence for a free initial consultation. If we believe you have a claim for abuse or assault we will explain to you all the necessary steps in making a claim and how we can support you during the process.