Slater and Gordon Lawyers represent hundreds of abuse victims across the UK. We offer a 100% confidential consultation for those who’ve suffered sexual or physical abuse, whether the abuse happened in childhood or adulthood. To speak to one of our dedicated team, you can call us in confidence 24/7 on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
Types of sexual and physical abuse claims
Our specialist abuse solicitors have helped many people who were abused at institutions to make a claim. Among the cases we have successfully handled are those against sports clubs, scout groups, schools, hospitals, children’s homes, local authorities and religious organisations. We also deal with a large number of group actions, including high profile cases that have been widely reported in the media.
If you’ve experienced abuse, either sexual or physical, or both, but you aren’t sure if you may have a claim for compensation, please feel free to contact the Slater and Gordon team. We can help you to claim for recent abuse, or abuse that happened in the past or in childhood. Our specialist physical and sexual abuse solicitors can also assist with claims on behalf of another person, such as your child or dependant.
Please call our solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 to find out more about claiming compensation for physical or sexual abuse. Our sensitive, dedicated team can provide useful initial advice and information, take the details of your case and explain the next steps to take. If you’d prefer, you can also start your claim online using our contact form.
The compensation claims process
If you’re considering starting a physical or sexual abuse compensation claim, it can be useful and reassuring to know how the claims process works ahead of time. Here’s a quick look at the claims process, step-by-step:
Contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers to arrange a 100% confidential consultation. At this private consultation, arranged at a place and time to suit you, our experienced solicitors will take the details of your case. We’ll take a full history of what happened, the dates and timeline, details of any physical injuries and a statement about psychological trauma you may have experienced.
Our solicitors gather further evidence and information. Once you’ve provided all the information and details you can, you can leave the rest of the work to our experienced, highly trained team of physical and sexual abuse claim solicitors.
We’ll help with rehabilitation. Slater and Gordon Lawyers don’t just pursue compensation claims for our clients, we can also put you in touch with support services to help with your recovery and rehabilitation. These services can help you to access the medical care, psychological support or any other care you may need now and in the future.
At every stage of the process, we’ll offer you realistic, honest advice, guidance and support to help you prepare for what’s next. Please call our team on freephone 0808 175 8000 if you’d like to find out more about starting a claim.
Our specialist solicitors treat you with respect and care
Why choose Slater and Gordon Lawyers to handle your sexual or physical abuse compensation claim? Our team are highly trained and experienced in abuse cases of this kind, and are dedicated to treating each and every client with respect and care.
We understand that it’s extremely difficult for people to come forward and speak out about any sexual or physical abuse. Our lawyers handle all cases with complete sensitivity and understanding, as we know how traumatic these circumstances can be. Slater and Gordon Lawyers can offer immediate legal representation anywhere in the UK and will do all we can to ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout the claims process.
We understand it can be a daunting prospect for someone to visit a lawyer in person and discuss details of what happened to them. We’ll therefore ensure that we meet at a place that’s convenient for you and somewhere you feel comfortable.
Our abuse compensation lawyers offer a 100% confidential consultation which will enable them to provide some preliminary advice on your case.
No Win, No Fee
98% of the sexual and physical abuse claims that we deal with are conducted on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there’s no financial risk to you. You can pursue your claim without worrying about unexpected bills or surprise legal costs. This is at least one worry off your mind.
Public funding from the Legal Aid Agency is also available for cases of abuse. However, this depends on the financial circumstances of the person making the application. Once we’ve talked through your case, we’ll be able to advise you on the best way to fund your claim.
Every abuse case is individual and it's important that aside from any monetary claim for compensation, we can help those who’ve suffered sexual and physical abuse to achieve recognition of the trauma they’ve suffered, and hopefully achieve some closure.
We understand that confidentiality is hugely important to those who’ve suffered abuse. As professional solicitors, we’re bound by strict confidentiality and all information you provide to us will remain strictly private.
As part of your claim it will become necessary for certain authorised people to have access to information, for example independent experts. However, we assure you that no information will be disclosed without your prior authority.
If it becomes necessary to issue court proceedings, we can make an application to do so anonymously in order to protect your identity. Our lawyers are highly experienced in this area and will be able to guide you through the process.
High profile cases
Slater and Gordon’s abuse and sexual assault team have dealt with many high profile cases over the years. In handling these claims, which inevitably attract attention from the press and media, we’ve built up a great deal of expertise and experience when it comes to dealing with the press. This means we can protect the anonymity of clients, avoid any disruption or unnecessary distress from press intrusion and conduct cases with the utmost professionalism.
We have represented victims in high-profile abuse cases including:
- Jimmy Savile
- Rolf Harris
- Max Clifford
- Stuart Hall
- Cyril Smith
- The Catholic Church
- The Church of England
- The Methodist Church
- Jehovah’s Witnesses
- St Pauls (formerly Colet Court)
- Durham Chorister’s School
- St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School
- Chethams School of Music
- St George’s School
- Ashdown House
- Hillside First
- The Scout Association
- The Sports/Football Abuse Scandal
- St John’s Ambulance
- The North Wales Child Abuse Scandal
- Rochdale Exploitation Scandal
- Libyan Cadets sex attacks
We understand that reporting a case of abuse is a very difficult thing to do and can be particularly intimidating when your accusation is against a well-known individual or organisation. We’ve a vast amount of expertise in pursuing high-profile individuals and will be there with you every step of the way. Our solicitors will listen to you and work tirelessly on the case with your needs and best interests at heart.
Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.