What is neglect and abuse?
Neglect and abuse can cover a wide range of very sensitive and harmful situations. Examples include neglecting a child or elderly person, or abusing someone physically, sexually, mentally, verbally or emotionally.
Neglect and abuse are both very serious topics, and from a legal point of view must be dealt with in a sensitive and compassionate manner. We are dedicated to helping individuals and their families to receive as much compensation as possible in these situations, due to the severity of the circumstances they have experienced.
We ensure that anyone coming to us with a neglect or abuse injury claim is supported and given access to as much specialist support and help as is required. Our clients’ best interests and safety are always at the heart of everything we do, and we can assure you that we will always act in complete confidentiality.
Neglect and abuse claims – areas of specialism
Our professional and empathetic team of neglect and abuse solicitors can help victims to claim compensation on a number of matters. These matters include, but are not limited to:
- Child abuse claims
- Elderly neglect and abuse claims
Deciding to make a claim regarding any of these issues can be a particularly daunting situation, and as such we treat every claim with care and compassion. Fortunately, many neglect and abuse claims can be settled outside of court. However, in the rare case a court appearance is required, our solicitors will be there to support you every step of the way.
Child abuse claims
If you, or somebody you know, was abused as a child – or you are a parent or carer of a child who is being or has been abused, it is a heart-breaking situation to be in. You may struggle to know who to turn to for help and support.
The specialist team of solicitors at Stephensons has numerous years of dealing with child abuse claims, and helping people to get justice for what they have been through, as well as helping them to claim compensation.
If you are wary about speaking to a solicitor regarding your situation, you can rest assured that we will work closely with you, in total confidentiality and with respect at all times. We understand how traumatic discussing child abuse can be, and we will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable and reassured during the process.
Depending on the individual circumstances of the abuse, there are a variety of options we will pursue in order to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. We may be able to make a claim against the person that abused you, or in some situations it may be more suitable to make a claim against a particular business or organisation involved.
Stephensons will work with you to ensure you identify any individuals or organisations which may be legally responsible for what you have been through. All child abuse claims are different; no matter if the abuse happened recently, or a long time ago, we will do everything in our power to ensure you are able to claim compensation.