Abuse claims - physical, mental or sexual
At Digby Brown, we understand that it is very difficult for people to contact a solicitor and speak about any physical, mental or sexual abuse.
Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with these specific types of claims, helping many victims of abuse secure compensation.
They may be able to help you find answers about what happened and, if appropriate, secure compensation from an individual or the organisation responsible, whether the abuse happened in childhood or as an adult.
Changes in historic child abuse law
Historic child abuse describes the situation where someone was abused in childhood many years ago. Previously, strict time limits on making a claim for compensation prevented many survivors from accessing justice.
In June 2017, child abuse law in Scotland changed which means in some cases, time limits have been removed allowing survivors to seek compensation.
Find out more about Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act and what it means for survivors of historic abuse.
Process of an abuse claim
The first step is getting in touch, whether that be by email, phone or an initial face to face meeting. We are here to guide you through the process and explain to you how it will work. We will work with you at your own pace to ensure you are entirely at ease throughout the process.
At the initial meeting, we will discuss the details of what happened and this will allow us to offer some initial advice about your case.
The next stage is determining what you wish to do next, we will explain options open to you and the ways to fund the case.
If appropriate, we will gather expert medical reports, any police reports and witness statements that can help your case.
Understandably, many clients are very anxious about the case going to court. However, even if the case does proceed to court, it is very unlikely that the survivor will need to appear in court.
Funding abuse claims for compensation
We offer complete funding through our ‘compensate’ funding. This means that you can rest assured that you will not have to pay a penny in the event the case is not successful, and we have the funding to support and build your case.
This helps ensure that your claim is successful and you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Legal advice about abuse claims
If you would like to speak to someone and find out where you stand legally, please call us or fill in our online enquiry form and someone will contact you directly.
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