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Our expert team of personal injury solicitors specialise in physical and sexual child abuse claims in Blackburn, 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. However, if not then we can normally take abuse claims on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Talking about sexual abuse can often be immensely difficult, especially if you’ve endured it as a child, and you can trust our experienced solicitors to understand that here at Farleys. We’ll always do everything in our power to ensure you feel safe and comfortable we start our discussions with you, and we’ll never ask you to reveal all the sensitive details until you are ready to do so. At the outset, we’ll only ever ask you for enough information initially to determine if your child abuse claim in Blackburn is likely to succeed.
Yes. That’s exactly what we’re here for at Farleys. As specialists in child abuse cases, we have more than 60 years of experience behind us, and we put all our decades of passion, knowledge and expertise to good use in securing your child abuse claim in Blackburn. We are honest, straightforward and tactful, and we always make sure that you always know every legal option available to you at each stage of the process. Ultimately, the decision on how to proceed is up to you.Contact Us
Technically speaking, claimants have three years to bring a claim from the date that the abuse occurred. However, unlike other legal areas, in practice UK law is very flexible on timescales, because it recognises the time (and immense courage) that it often takes for child abuse survivors to speak out about the abuse they’ve endured.
It’s not unusual for people to go years, or even decades, before they’re ready to speak about their experiences. Common barriers include:
If any of the above sounds familiar, or it’s something you’re experiencing right now, then rest assured that we’re here to help. Even if there’s been a significant passage of time since the date that the abuse first occurred, you can count on us to be fully committed to getting you justice for your child abuse claim in Blackburn.
Feel free to contact us as soon as you feel you’re able to. It’s worth us saying that the sooner you do so, the sooner we’ll be able to begin collecting evidence, and the easier it might be to prove that the abuse took place.Contact Us
Yes. Your right to confidentiality is protected by UK law. We’ve got six decades of experience in this area, so you can trust us when we say that child abuse survivors are never named in the media, even in particularly high profile cases. Exceptions to this are very rare, and almost all of them involve survivors who have voluntarily waived 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.Contact Us
Child abuse claims in Blackburn involve quite an extensive legal process. This is to ensure that survivors have enough time to collect all the relevant evidence, and present their case for the best chance of success.
Here’s a brief rundown of the key steps:
A free case assessment with one of our expert solicitors. Here, we’ll assess the likelihood of success for your claim. We understand this can be a particularly difficult conversation for you to have, so your comfort and security is our top priority throughout.
Allocation to a specialist, who will handle your case from this point forward. They will act as your main point of contact from now on, making sure to preserve your confidentiality.
Collection of evidence. This is arguably the most important stage, and may involve bringing in outside experts such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. This may or may not be necessary, depending on the circumstances of your case – but if it is, we will be here to support you throughout.
Tally of compensation amount. We know that the financial aspect of your case may not be the most important factor for you. Equally though, we know that the right compensation amount can help to provide you with valuable support in other areas of your life, so we focus on securing you an amount that reflects the gravity of your case.
Settling your claim. When we’ve collected all the relevant evidence, we’ll then present all details to the person or party responsible. Most cases do not go to court, and in fact the vast majority are solved well before then. If yours is one of the very rare exceptions, you can always rely on our expert solicitors to support you every step of the way.Contact Us
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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn child abuse claims solicitors today on 01254 367855 or contact us by email to arrange an appointment.Contact Us
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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