Child abuse compensation claims
Our child abuse compensation claims lawyers help individuals seek compensation following child abuse; sometimes many years’ after the time that the abuse occurred. We appreciate that as a child abuse survivor it takes incredible strength to consider bringing a compensation claim against the person or organisation responsible. In addition to the compensation for the harm the abuse caused it is possible for the damages claim to include an award for counselling and rehabilitation.
Where abuse might occur
Unfortunately, abuse can occur in a wide range of settings including, but not limited to:
- Brownies and Girl Guides
- Care Homes
- Church and other religious settings (i.e. Choir Masters, Elders, Nuns, Ministers, Monks, Priests, Vergers and Vicars)
- Schools and Nurseries
- Sports clubs
- Youth clubs
- within the family home.
If you suffered child abuse or are the parent, guardian or carer of a child that has been abused it is difficult to know what to do and where to get legal advice. Our specialists will try to make the discussions as easy as possible and are experienced in gathering sensitive information in a caring and understanding way. Abuse may take many different forms including:
It is possible for a victim to make a claim against social services, in the event that the local authority failed to manage the family situation appropriately, resulting in you/or your child suffering abuse that could have been avoided.
If you have suffered as the result of child abuse or are a parent, guardian or carer of a child who has been abused and would like to discuss a claim for compensation please call our Child Abuse lawyers and solicitors on 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, confidential and no-obligation chat. Alternatively, please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.