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Abuse Claims Farleys Solicitors LLP
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Child Abuse Compensation Claim Solicitors in Accrington

Child Abuse Compensation Claim Solicitors in Accrington

Our expert team of solicitors specialise in physical and sexual child abuse claims in Accrington, and here at Farleys we always take care to put compassion at the centre of everything we do. As a child abuse survivor, you may qualify for legal aid for your case. If not though, then our team can usually take abuse claims on a no-win, no fee basis.

Our top priority is to make sure you feel as comfortable and secure as possible. With more than 60 years of experience behind us, we understand exactly how difficult it can be for survivors to talk about the abuse they’ve endured, so we’ll never ask you to reveal all the sensitive details until you’re ready to do so. When we first sit down with you, we’ll only ever ask you for enough information to determine if your child abuse claim in Accrington is likely to succeed.

Can I seek justice and compensation for child abuse in Accrington?

Absolutely – and that’s exactly where we can help. As specialists in child abuse cases here at Farleys, we have more than six decades of experience behind us, and we channel all of our passion, knowledge and expertise in securing justice for your child abuse claim in Accrington. You can count on us to be honest, straightforward and tactful with you at all stages, as we lay out all your available legal options at each point of the process. Ultimately, everything is up to you.

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How long do I have to make a child abuse claim in Accrington?

Technically, you have three years to bring a claim from the date that the abuse occurred. However, in practice the law is very flexible on timescales, far more so than it is for other legal situations. This is because there’s an implicit recognition that child abuse survivors face immense difficulties in speaking out about the abuse they’ve endured.

It’s not unusual for survivors to go years, or even decades, before they’re ready to speak about their experiences. Common barriers include:

  • Fear of not being believed
  • Feelings of shame or guilt
  • Fear of the abuser, especially after intimidation or explicit threats of violence
  • Difficulty in articulating the nature or scale of the abuse
  • Not understanding that what happened was wrong
  • Trying to protect family or loved ones (or even the abuser themselves)
  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Suppression of the memories of the abuse
  • Struggles with the psychological impact of the abuse

If any of the above sounds like something you’ve experienced – or you’re currently experiencing – then rest assured we’re here to help. Even if a significant length of time has passed since the date the abuse occurred, we’re still committed to getting you justice for your child abuse claim in Accrington.

Feel free to contact us as soon as you feel able. However, we should say that generally the sooner the better, as the sooner we’re able to begin collecting evidence, the easier it might be to prove that the abuse took place.

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Will my confidentiality be protected?

Yes. Your right to confidentiality is enshrined in UK law, and with more than 60 years of experience to our name, you trust us when we say that child abuse survivors are never named in the media, even in the most high profile of cases. The very few exceptions to this generally involve survivors voluntarily waiving their right to anonymity. It’s not a decision that’s ever taken lightly, and it’s not a choice you’ll ever be forced to make.

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What is the Child Abuse Claims Process in Accrington?

As you might expect, child abuse claims in Accrington are subject to quite an involved legal process, to ensure that people have enough time to collect their evidence and present their case for the best chance of success.

We’ll sum up the key steps for you:

A free case assessment with one of our expert solicitors, to assess the likelihood of success for your claim. We recognise this is a difficult conversation to have, so your comfort and security is our top priority throughout.

Allocation to a specialist who will handle your case. They will act as your main point of contact from that point onwards, getting to know you and your circumstances, and keeping your confidentiality intact.

Collection of evidence, which is arguably the most crucial stage. This may involve bringing in outside experts such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. If this is necessary, you can count on us to be here to support you throughout.

Tally of compensation amount. We recognise that financial compensation may not be the most important aspect of your case for you, but we make sure to focus on securing you with an amount that reflects the gravity of your case – as it can help to provide you with valuable support in other areas of your life, and your future.

Settling your claim. When we’re ready, and we’ve collected all the relevant evidence, we’ll then present all details to the person or party responsible. It’s worth highlighting here that most cases do not go to court, and the vast majority are resolved long before then. However, if yours is one of the very rare cases that does, you can count on us to be here to support you every step of the way.

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How to start a child abuse claim in Accrington?

Wherever possible, Farleys will pursue your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

We are a friendly, trusted, and straight-talking local firm with over 60 years of experience in serving clients in Accrington and across the North West. Our solicitors draw upon a wealth of knowledge and industry-specific expertise in order to answer all of your most pressing questions regarding child abuse claims.

For free initial advice on pursuing a claim, feel free to get in touch with our Accrington child abuse claims solicitors today on 01254 367853 or contact us by email to arrange an appointment.

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If you have suffered child abuse, be it sexual, physical or neglect, and would like to bring a claim contact the experts at Farleys Solicitors in confidence on 0330 134 6430 or complete your details below and we will call you back.

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