Slater and Gordon Lawyers fight for the rights of those who have suffered elder abuse and their families. This includes the physical abuse of elderly people in care homes, state run institutions and nursing homes.
We offer an initial consultation to anyone with concerns about a vulnerable or elderly person being abused. Call our specialist abuse solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll call you.
In many of our elder abuse compensation cases, the financial settlements secured by our abuse lawyers have been used to provide a safe, secure and comfortable living environment. This enables those who have suffered from elder abuse to enjoy a much better quality of life.
Elder abuse in the UK
Elder abuse statistics, from the UK charity Action on Elder Abuse, reveal that over half a million older people experience elder abuse in the UK. The majority of the victims are women over the age of 70 who are dependent, and often the perpetrators are people in positions of trust.
A large number of elderly abuse compensation cases involve care and nursing homes, when abuse, mistreatment and neglect is exposed by a concerned relative or an official investigation. This mistreatment can sadly take many forms, from physical harm to mental abuse. Elder abuse can also involve abandonment and isolation, as well as sexual abuse.
Cases involving abuse in care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, the NHS or local authority services often involve:
- A lack of supervision to elderly people at risk from falling
- Failing to provide proper medical care or prevent/monitor common ailments (i.e. bed or pressure sores)
- Neglecting an elderly person’s essential needs, including hydration and hygiene
- Violating an elderly person’s right to dignity and privacy, or otherwise failing to treat the person with respect
In some cases, elderly people can be subject to financial abuse, where someone takes advantage of an older person’s confused or physically frail state to steal, con or otherwise obtain money for themselves.
If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of elderly abuse, Slater and Gordon Lawyers will work hard to fight for your right to compensation. Please call freephone on 0800 916 9046 for expert legal advice you can rely on. You can also make an enquiry or start your claim online, and one of our specialist elderly abuse compensation team will get in touch.
What to do if you suspect elder abuse
If you know of a vulnerable older adult that you believe has suffered as a result of elder abuse, it’s crucial to report it to the police as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the sooner you can get the abuse stopped.
For reliable legal advice on what to do next, please feel free to call our abuse lawyers for a confidential consultation. Immediate legal representation is available anywhere in the UK.
Expert help and legal advice is just a call away. Contact the Slater and Gordon team on freephone 0800 916 9046 at any time - this line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Claiming elderly abuse compensation
Some people are discouraged from starting an elderly abuse compensation claim because they are concerned that they won’t be able to prove that abuse took place. You may also have concerns about proving that harm or distress was intentionally inflicted, or caused by negligence or a mistake. This can be further complicated if the elderly person has dementia or another condition that can affect their decision-making or memory.
In other cases, people are deterred by the thought of the legal teams that hospital trusts, care homes and nursing homes have in place to defend these kinds of cases.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers aim to put your mind at ease on both of these issues. We have highly experienced personal injury lawyers who specialise in elderly abuse cases, so we fully understand the process and what kind of evidence is needed to win a case.
Furthermore, Slater and Gordon is one of the largest consumer law firms in the UK and a specialist in personal injury. For additional information on how to make an elderly abuse compensation claim, contact us online or call on freephone 0800 916 9046.
Our sensitive, compassionate approach
With many years of experience in elderly abuse compensation claims, Slater and Gordon solicitors know better than anyone how sensitive and difficult these cases can be. Our approach is compassionate and honest and we aim to secure the best outcome for you and your family. We’ll provide you with advice you can trust, explain everything in clear, jargon-free language and keep you updated with everything you need to know at each stage of the process.
No Win, No Fee elder abuse compensation claims
98% of the elder abuse compensation claims that we deal with at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are conducted on a No Win, No Fee basis. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, this means that unless your case is successful, there are no fees to pay. A compensation claim can be pursued in full confidence, without worries over financial risk or being left out of pocket.
We offer a no-obligation, confidential consultation which enables our abuse solicitors and litigation lawyers to take a preliminary view of the abuse case. We can offer expert legal advice to the person who’s suffered elder abuse and to their families.
Our solicitors are highly experienced in this area of the law, and Slater and Gordon is one of the largest law firms in the UK that specialises in sexual and physical abuse cases. This means that if you choose us, your case really is in the very best hands.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's best-known consumer law firms, with offices nationwide. Many of our solicitors are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.