Are you entitled to compensation as a result of suffering from abuse?

If you have suffered any form of sexual, physical or mental abuse as a child or an adult you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

We understand that these are distressing issues and you may have fears and anxieties about approaching a solicitor to consider a claim.

Please be assured we have an experienced team who have dealt with cases of this nature and can give you the professional guidance and advice required, as well as making sure you are guided through the sensitive process with understanding, empathy and compassion. We will discuss with you pursuing a claim against the attacker and will evaluate whether the attacker has the appropriate funds to pay compensation. We will also consider whether there is any other organisation or person that had a duty to ensure that you were protected. Our team of solicitors includes specialists in domestic violence and domestic abuse.

We have previously considered cases where:

1. The abuse is historical and was suffered at a time when the individual was in the care of the local authority in a care home or foster home

2. Historical abuse suffered in schools

3. Sexual abuse that has occurred within the family

4. Abuse of the elderly whilst in care homes

5. Victims of rape or other sexual assaults

This list is not exhaustive.

We will also encourage you to report the matter to the police, the police have specialist units that investigate these issues and ultimately a conviction can assist in establishing liability.

We will also advise whether a claim can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme; this is a scheme that compensates victims of crime. If your claim is successful you can recover compensation.

There are several ways in which a personal injury claim can be funded, including a “No Win, No Fee” agreement (CFA), which we will discuss with you during your initial assessment.

For confidential advice, please contact our Personal Injury Team on 01392 209209.

Lisa McArthur- 01392 209211. Email:
Lindsay Fowler- 01392 209203. Email:

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