Child abuse claims

Child abuse is a highly charged, emotive issue which results in physical and psychological trauma that can never be erased. Anyone who has suffered this type of abuse can, in time, move on from their distressing experience. But the mental scars remain.

If you have been the victim of child abuse then you may wish for this to be recognised in a court of law and for the perpetrator to be brought to justice.

This is a complex issue which requires sensitivity and careful handling by people specially trained in child abuse claims. It is important that you find a personal injury law firm that is capable of doing so and will help you to move forward in your life.

A claim for child abuse includes not only the victims of this crime but the parents or a carer of a child who has suffered abuse.

We understand that financial recompense will never remove the effects of the abuse and that these will remain with you for the rest of your life. What compensation is designed to do is to help you to move on from this distressing experience and improve aspects of your life. A claim for compensation can be made against your abuser or the company or organisation who engaged your abuser.

Making a claim for compensation for a child abuse injury

This is a new field in regard to compensation claims but there are people who have expertise, compassion and understanding of the issues involved.

They are committed to obtaining justice for their victims and to ensure that they are able to rebuild their lives.

If you have suffered abuse as a child or know someone close to you that has then it is important that you speak to someone who is experienced in these matters.

Choose a personal injury solicitor or law firm who have expert knowledge and experience of dealing with child abuse claims. They can be found via the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) or The Law Society.

They will adopt a sympathetic and non-judgemental attitude to your claim. They will also assess your chances of success in bringing a claim and what he outcome is likely to be.

Find out more about the claims process within our making a claim for compensation section.

Time limit for claiming compensation for a child abuse injury

There is usually a time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident or injury but this does not apply in the case of children.

Plus there are a variety of factors involved when making a compensation claim which include the nature of the injury, when and where it occurred and the perpetrator.

A personal injury lawyer will discuss this and other issues with you in full.

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