Claims Against Individuals
If you have suffered sexual or physical assault or an ongoing period of abuse it is common to feel that the person who committed the offences should be the one that pays compensation. In many cases it is more advantageous to bring the claim against a body or organisation rather than an individual, however, if there is no other cause of action then it is possible to bring a claim against the abuser themselves. This is often a viable option where the abuse has been committed by a family member or someone who has been found guilty of the offence in a criminal court.
In cases where abuse has been committed by a high profile celebrity it is more common that compensation will be sought from them personally. There have been many recent allegations in the press regarding abuse and harrassment by high profile individuals such as Jimmy Saville, Stuart Hall, Barry Bennell and Rolf Harris. Increased media coverage and social media campaigns such as the #metoo movement has resulted in many victims feeling able to speak out and report their experiences of abuse and harassment.
At Jordans we have many years representing abuse survivors and we have always been committed to campaigning for increased awareness about the scale of abuse and harassment that has occurred throughout the UK for many decades. If you have been the victim of abuse , assault or harassment our team of specialised lawyers are here to listen to your experiences and provide advice on your legal rights. Your case will be handled with the utmost levels of confidentiality, professionalism, sensitivity and understanding.
What can we do
The effects of abuse on a child can have far reaching implications, having an extreme impact on their development as adults and their day to day functioning.
Our Child Abuse Solicitors are here to provide support and guidance at a very difficult time. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse in any of the situations outlined above please contact the Abuse Team on our dedicated freephone number 0800 9555 094and one of our specialist Child Abuse Lawyers will be happy to discuss your situation in confidence.
Whilst we cannot change what has happened in the past, we will endeavour to recover compensation to allow you to seek the required support to rebuild your life.