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Abuse Claims Farleys Solicitors LLP
Abuse Claims Farleys Solicitors LLP

Child Abuse Compensation Claim Solicitors in Burnley

Child Abuse Compensation Claim Solicitors in Burnley

Our expert team of personal injury solicitors specialise in physical and sexual child abuse claims in Burnley, and we always take care to put compassion at the centre of everything we do. Child abuse survivors often qualify for legal aid, but if that doesn’t apply to your case, then we can normally take abuse claims on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We appreciate that talking about sexual abuse can often be immensely difficult, particularly if you’ve experienced it as a child. That’s why we always take care to do everything in our power to ensure you feel safe and comfortable before we start our discussions with you. You can rest assured that we’ll never ask you to reveal all the sensitive details until you are fully ready to do so. At the outset of your case, we’ll only ask you for enough information to determine the likelihood of success for your child abuse claim in Burnley.

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

Yes. That’s exactly what we’re here to help with here at Farleys. As specialists in child abuse cases, we’ve got more than 60 years of experience behind us, and we’re passionate about putting all those decades of knowledge and expertise to use in securing your child abuse claim in Burnley. We are honest, straightforward and tactful, and you can count on us to ensure that you know every legal option available to you at every stage of the process. Ultimately, you’re the one who makes the final decision on how you want to proceed.

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

Technically, child abuse claims in Burnley should be brought within three years from the date that the abuse occurred. However, in practice the law is very flexible on these timescales, far more than it is in other legal areas. That’s largely because there’s an implicit recognition that it’s often incredibly difficult for child abuse survivors to speak up about the abuse they’ve endured.

It’s not unusual for years (or even decades) to pass before people feel comfortable 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 in the midst of currently experiencing, then rest assured that we’re here to help you. Even if a significant length of time has passed since the date of the abuse, we’re still determined to ensure that you get justice for your child abuse claim in Burnley.

Feel free to contact us as soon as you feel able to do so. (However, it’s worth us highlighting that with these sorts of things, it’s always good to so as soon as you can. The sooner we’re able to begin collecting evidence, the easier it generally is to prove that the abuse took place.)

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Will my confidentiality be protected?

Without question. Your right to confidentiality is fiercely protected by UK law. Child abuse survivors are never named in the media, even in the most high-profile of cases. There are only ever very rare exceptions to this, and generally involve survivors voluntarily waiving their right to anonymity for their own reasons. It’s not a decision that’s ever taken lightly, and trust us when we say that it’s not a choice you’ll ever be forced to make.

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What is the Child Abuse Claims Process in Blackburn?

Our process for child abuse claims in Burnley is split into several key stages, to ensure that child abuse survivors have enough time to collect evidence and present their case for the best chance of success.

With us here at Farleys, these key stages are as follows:

A free case assessment with one of our expert solicitors, to assess the likelihood of success for your claim. The first conversation can be one of the most difficult, so we always prioritise your comfort and security throughout.

Allocation to a specialist who will handle your case. They’ll act as your main point of contact from that point onwards, keeping the details of your case confidential, and maintaining your privacy.

Collection of evidence. This is arguably the most critical stage. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may involve bringing in outside experts such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. If this is indeed necessary, then you can rely on us to be here to support you throughout.

Tally of compensation amount. We recognise that the financial aspects of your case may not be your top priority, but it can help to provide you with valuable support in other areas of your life, and your future. For that reason alone, we make sure to focus on securing you an amount that properly reflects your circumstances, and the background of your case.

Settling your claim. Once all the relevant evidence has been collected, we’ll be ready to bring your case against the person or party responsible. It’s worth noting here that the majority of cases are resolved long before they actually go to court. However, if yours is one of the very rare exceptions, you can trust us to be here for you every step of the way.

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How to start a child abuse claim in Burnley?

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 Burnley 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 Burnley child abuse claims solicitors today on 01282 798664 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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