Will my abuse claim be successful?

To succeed in a claim, you have to prove the abuse or neglect has in fact occurred and been the cause of your injuries or psychiatric condition. If you claim is against a local authority, you have to prove that your injuries or psychiatric condition was caused by some form of negligence. In the majority of cases, expert evidence will be required to support any allegations made – whether that be evidence of negligence on the part of a local authority proved with evidence of an expert in social care, or evidence of your injury proved with evidence of experts in such things as psychiatry or psychology.

We carry out a detailed risk assessment at the very beginning of your claim to ensure there are reasonable prospects of succeeding in the claim. If we do not consider there are reasonable prospects, we will advise you of this and explain the reasons why. If we can represent you, we will continue to risk assess your claim at various stages; for example, upon receipt of your records, the expert evidence and any response from the defendant. We will keep you fully updated throughout your claim as to what we consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. We will always act in your best interests and explore all aspects of your claim to ensure the best possible result for you. However, as with any claim, there can never be any guarantees that your claim will succeed.

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Expert help with your abuse claim

Our team have successfully helped many people whose lives have been affected by abuse. They understand the difficulties that go along with deciding to bring a claim, and will deal with you in a sensitive and compassionate way. Speak to us today to find out more.

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