When and how to make a claim
Any act of sexual or physical abuse is wrong. Pure and simple. The victim is not to blame and criminal action should be taken against the perpetrator.
Should I Make a Civil Claim for Compensation?
Being subjected to the trauma of sexual or physical abuse can have implications that may continue for years after the actual incidents, and can have a devastating impact on someone’s life. Experiencing depression, anxiety or other psychological problems is very common in the wake of abuse and it is often necessary to undergo counselling to help deal with the fallout of abuse.
Receiving compensation from a claim can help to pay for the treatment you need following an incident. It can also help to cover expenses incurred by taking time off work to recover. Finally, it can help you take back control of your life and give you the financial ability to move forward towards a brighter future.
Sexual/physical Abuse at Work
Most employers are now fully aware of the legal restrictions that have been put in place to prevent abuse in the workplace. But it is still all too easy for a company to develop a culture that turns a blind eye to such behaviour in a misguided attempt to keep things smooth. Even if such occurrences have very serious consequences for the victim, some employers will still try to ignore them or ‘hush things up’, which is completely unacceptable.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their workplace, and employers have a duty of care to ensure that this is the case for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race. So, if you have experienced sexual or physical abuse at work, you may be entitled to compensation.
Anyone who has experienced sexual or physical abuse has the right to investigate making a claim. We understand that you may feel nervous or uncertain about coming forward or speaking about what has happened, but you can feel confident that the solicitors at 24hr Accident Helpline are experienced and deal with these issues in an appropriate and sensitive manner. Anything you say will be in the utmost confidence and we will take the appropriate steps to ensure your personal safety is taken care of.
We will take the time to advise you of any time limits applicable to your case, and detail exactly what the process of making a claim will involve for you. Some evidence as to the nature of any injury caused is usually required, and if necessary we can arrange a consultation with a suitable medical practitioner for you. We understand how distressing this may be and will support you every step of the way.
Compensation for sexual/physical abuse
We ensure that we’ll work hard for you to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled too. We provide a no win no fee arrangement so you will not need to worry about mounting legal costs. If you or someone in your family have suffered sexual or physical abuse, and would like some advice or are interested in making a claim, you should get in touch via the contact form and we’ll get straight back to you. Alternatively, you can phone us on 0800 689 1964.