Claims against Sexual or Physical Abuse
You maybe unsure if you can pursue a clam for abuse.
There are many different instances when a claim may arise, these are detailed below:
These are physical injuries such as being beaten, hit, smacking, cuts or being burnt as well as being confined or restrained against your will. All types of physical assault will be considered;
This includes any kind of indecent assault or molestation which has involved the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour;
This can involve any kind of psychological trauma inflicted by threatening behaviour, forced acts, behavioural problems and intimidation, you are still likely to be suffering from psychological trauma and this may still have an adverse effect on your life;
This can be a failure to provide basic living or protection from harm. It could involve not being provided with basic needs such as food, water, heating, adequate housing and healthcare;
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive and the abuser may have done a combination of or all of the abuses referred above.
You may have personally suffered abuse as a child and now you are deciding to speak out and come forward, or you may be a parent of a child or guardian who is has been abused.
Coming forward and deciding to speak with a Solicitor to discuss matters which are very personal and traumatic is a huge step, it is therefore important that you instruct Solicitors who understand and can deal with such emotional and upsetting subjects.
All initial enquires with our legal team are free, confidential and there’s no obligation to proceed. We can visit your home, you can come and see us at our offices, we can discuss over the telephone and SKYPE. We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when making the initial step to tell us what has happened.