If you are a survivor, or parent or guardian of a survivor, of child abuse, you know the lifelong impact it can have. Compensation is a small step towards taking control of your life and getting the justice you deserve. Start by making an abuse claim with Jordans.
Specialist child abuse solicitors
We understand how difficult it can be for you to talk about the abuse you suffered during your childhood. That’s why our specially trained child abuse solicitors work closely alongside psychologists and barristers to support you both emotionally and legally.
Justice for child abuse survivors should be accessible no matter how long ago it happened. That’s why we fought for a landmark change in the law, which allows an abuse claim to be brought before a court regardless of when it took place.
Child abuse compensation claim process
You’ll work closely with a member of our dedicated child abuse compensation team to go through your case. Our expert team of child abuse lawyers are able to advise you on the evidence that will be gathered to support your case and what the outcome could be.
We take your confidentiality seriously. All medical experts, child abuse solicitors and barristers that we involve in your case will treat it with the strictest confidence. Your identity and personal information are completely confidential and dealt with sensitively.
Confronting an abuser is often a big concern for survivors of child abuse. Over 98% of our child abuse compensation claims are settled out of court. So it’s very unlikely you will have to face your abuser.
But if your case does go to court, our child abuse solicitors will give you clear advice so you know what to expect. We’ll also put your wellbeing first and make sure that you have all the support you need throughout your child abuse compensation claim.
Child abuse compensation varies on a case-by-case basis. Your dedicated child abuse lawyers will advise you on how the courts will assess your compensation claim and how that could affect the sum you receive.
How much compensation will you get?
To calculate compensation for your abuse claim factors like psychological impact, physical injuries or interrupted schooling and loss of earnings are all considered. It’s not just monetary compensation that our child abuse lawyers fight for. We ensure that, if necessary, you also receive emotional support to help you carry on with your life.
Speak to one of our child abuse solicitors
Child Abuse Compensation Claims – Key Questions
Can I make a child abuse claim?
If you have suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect then you could make a compensation claim. To find out if our child abuse solicitors can help, call us on 033 03001 103. We’ll arrange a free, no obligation meeting with a dedicated child abuse solicitor.
How would I pay for a claim?
Financing an abuse claim can be a major concern for many people who may be entitled to compensation, with many people put off by the potential costs involved. This is where Jordans Solicitors can help you.
We may be able to take your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a “No Win, No Fee” Agreement.
At your initial consultation, our child abuse law experts will advise whether you qualify for a No Win, No Fee service and explain in full the terms of such an agreement. In brief, as long as you stick to certain obligations, such as providing regular instructions, under a Conditional Fee Agreement you will not be charged unless we secure you compensation, either by out of court settlement or legal proceedings. If you are not successful, you will be charged nothing, hence “No Win, No Fee”.
The law in relation to these agreements changed in 2013. It now states that, if your claim succeeds, the defendants are responsible for your basic legal costs. Your solicitor will then be entitled to a “success fee” payable from your damages, which is calculated as a percentage of the legal costs. In most cases, this success fee will be capped by agreement.
Jordans will work tirelessly to ensure that we maximise any damages that you are entitled.
Can I claim compensation for someone else?
If you’re the parent or guardian of a child abuse survivor, you can claim compensation on their behalf.
Under child abuse law, you can also claim compensation if your loved one died as a result of child abuse or if they do not have the mental ability to make their own legal decisions.
Will I lose my benefits if I get compensation from an abuse claim?
Our specialists are often asked by clients about how their compensation from an abuse claim will affect their benefits. Your benefits can be protected by setting up a trust and our expert child abuse lawyers will be able to advise you further on this.
Will my details be kept confidential?
Jordans Solicitors specialise in abuse cases, so we understand that confidentiality is of the utmost importance, in cases which can be highly sensitive and complex.
Our expert child abuse lawyers have specific expertise in handling child abuse claims, meaning that your abuse claim will be handled with the utmost levels of professionalism, sensitivity and understanding.
You can rest assured that your expert child abuse lawyer, the barrister helping us in your case and any medical experts instructed will treat your case in the strictest confidence. All of the parties involved in your abuse claim are under a legal obligation to keep your identity a secret and all of your personal information will be kept completely confidential.
Do I have to go to court for a child abuse claim?
The prospect of going to court and reliving such emotional incidents can be extremely off-putting for many people who could be entitled to compensation. However, in most cases, it is possible to settle a claim without the need to go to court.
More than 98% of child abuse compensation claims handled by Jordans Solicitors are settled out of court, meaning that you won’t be expected to attend a court hearing at any stage of your abuse claim.
In the event that your case does go to court, our expert child abuse lawyers can give you clear advice on how to handle the process and support you throughout. We understand that reliving your experiences in court can be difficult, which is why our child abuse law experts are specially trained to provide you and your family with the support that you need.
Why choose Jordans Solicitors for child abuse claims?
Our expert team of child abuse solicitors have extensive experience dealing with child abuse compensation claims. We’ve handled child abuse cases on behalf of large groups against bodies such as social services and the church, as well as individuals taking action against another individual.
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