At Harris Fowler we appreciate how challenging it can be for survivors of abuse to contact a solicitor and reveal the full details of their case. Our dedicated and sensitive team of specialist abuse lawyers will listen to your story with patience and treat you with respect and compassion throughout. We are highly experienced in recovering compensation for victims of sexual abuse and aim to make the process as simple and as painless as possible.
Claims against institutions
While some abuse claims are made against the individual perpetrator, this option can only be exercised effectively when the abuser has the means to pay compensation. When the abuser does not have sufficient finances to do so claims can be pursued against an institution that was responsible for the safeguarding of the victim. These institutions are often insured and are therefore able to fund a compensation award.
Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme claims
In addition to making a civil claim you may also be able to claim recompense from the government under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, also known as the CICA. This method can also be utilized where compensation cannot be recovered from the abuser themselves or an institution which were responsible for safeguarding the victim at the time of the abuse.
Claims against local authorities
If a child has been abused either recently or historically whilst under the care of a local authority, or where an authority had neglected to act upon information relating to abuse as promptly as they should, the Local Authority can be held liable for failing to remove a vulnerable child from the dangerous situation.
Historic abuse claims
Many of the abuse cases involve allegations of historic abuse. Whilst strict deadlines apply to mainstream personal injury claims, the rules relating to abuse are a little bit more merciful. We also understand that it can take many years for people abused in childhood to come forward and tell someone about their experiences. So if you have been the victim of abuse, even if the abuse took place many years ago, then you may still be able to recover compensation. But don’t delay any further, contact one of our friendly, experienced advisors today.
Specialist abuse lawyers
You want the very best people dealing with your case. And so do we. So at Harris Fowler we call upon a range of experts to provide expert evidence when required. We only work with top barristers, doctors, counsellors and psychiatrists. In addition to obtaining compensation for the psychological harm suffered as a result of the abuse, we also seek to recover the cost of any therapy you may have already had, or might require in the future. We choose the best because your case deserves the best.
Friendly and Approachable
At Harris Fowler, we choose to specialise in personal injury law because we truly care about people’s lives. We’re here for you every step of the way: explaining the process, unravelling complicated legal language, listening, and making your claim the strongest it can be. Many clients tell us it’s our friendliness that makes us different. That’s the Harris Fowler way.
All you have to do is call our Freephone number 0800 213214 and talk to one of our friendly legal advisors.
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16