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Lyons Solicitors’ personal injury department, based in Bristol, assists and advises in the difficult and often traumatic area of claiming compensation for abuse on behalf of people who have suffered sexual abuse, child abuse and sexual assault.
Our abuse claims solicitors act with sympathy, commitment and compassion for victims. We have experience in this sensitive area and will listen to your story with patience, treating you with respect and tact.
At Lyons Solicitors, we recognise how hard it is for victims of abuse to approach a solicitor, much less reveal the full details of their case to a stranger. We understand that victims often repress their experiences until adulthood. Sometimes victims may have been unwilling to act due to the anguish it would cause to family and friends.
We strive to make the abuse compensation process as simple and as painless as possible. Our team acts with the utmost integrity and are committed to helping clients take legal action to redress the injustice that has been done. Clients tell us this is often a key part of the recovery process.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of child abuse, sexual abuse or sexual assault and wish to seek abuse compensation, contact our legal team for a free chat. Our abuse claims solicitors in Bristol offer free over-the-phone and face-to-face consultations. Please be assured, anything that is mentioned to us during a consultation is completely and utterly confidential.
Abuse claims can be brought against a large number of organisations and individuals, including:
Our abuse solicitors based in our Bristol offices are supported by a team of experts, including doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists and specialist barristers. This helps to ensure that your claim for abuse compensation is well supported and the anguish you have suffered is documented and substantiated.
Victims of child abuse and sexual abuse often believe that they are not entitled to abuse compensation because the abuse happened many years earlier. This is not correct. Our abuse compensation solicitors have been successful in obtaining justice and compensation for victims of abuse that occurred a significant time before the claim was made. Times have changed and the Courts are now sympathetic to the reasons why such delays occur, meaning claiming historic abuse compensation is often possible.
We are proud of our commitment to obtaining abuse compensation for child abuse, sexual abuse and sexual assault. Our personal injury partner Duncan Shaw will be happy to discuss "No win, No fee" agreements. He also conducts CICA claims on a contingency fee basis. Duncan will be happy to speak to you in total confidence on a no obligation basis.
You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the ‘Ask us a Question’ form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call back from our sexual and historical abuse solicitors.
Our abuse claims solicitors in Bristol will be able to support you with various matters, including historical child abuse compensation for:
To find out more about how our sexual abuse claims solicitors can help you with the process of claiming compensation for abuse, please get in touch.
We handle abuse claims under a No Win, No Fee basis. Our child abuse claims solicitors can discuss your funding options during a free consultation, providing you with certainty over how our funding works and how we protect you from the risk of losing money on a claim.
Abuse is where someone is subjected to significant harm or distress.
Victims of any type of abuse, such as sexual abuse, child abuse or institutional abuse, may be in a position to make an abuse claim. An abuse claim can help a victim to access compensation that accounts for the suffering they have been caused.
Yes. If you have been subject to abuse, then you may be able to bring forward a compensation claim. This is something our experts can support you with.
Anyone who has suffered abuse, no matter when the abuse occurred, may be in a position to make an abuse claim.
It may also be possible to make a claim for someone else. For example, parents can make a claim on behalf of a child who has suffered abuse or you can make a claim on behalf of someone who is no longer able to themselves (such as if they are no longer with us or they do not have sufficient mental capacity to make a claim).
The courts will calculate compensation for victims of child abuse based on the following:
General damages for abuse claims relate the pain and suffering a victim has experienced. They can relate to both physical and psychological injuries.
Special damages for abuse claims can be used to reimburse a victim for any financial losses they have experienced as a result of sexual abuse. This could include medical bills, a loss of earnings or care assistance.
Aggravated damages for abuse claims relate to the mental distress or injury to feelings caused by the manner of the abuse.
You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the ‘Ask us a Question’ form on the right-hand side of the page to request a call back.
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