Abuse Claims

Expert Support with Sexual and Physical Abuse Claims

Abuse or neglect can leave physical and emotional damage that stays with you and your loved ones for life. We know that no amount of money can undo the wrong you have suffered, but a fair level of compensation can help you seek justice and make the first small moves towards a better future.

Whoever, or whatever, you intend to bring a claim against — from individuals, social services, care homes or even employers — we can help you get the redress you deserve. We’ll advise you on how to claim against any organisation, or individual, that placed you in an unsafe environment.

Simpson Millar’s Abuse Claims Solicitors have particular knowledge and expertise in the areas of:

Child, elder and vulnerable adults abuse claims - protecting

Empathetic and Dedicated Support

Reporting abuse takes courage and it can be difficult to know who you can trust — especially if you suffered abuse at a public institution. We have a team of experienced solicitors who specialise in abuse cases, including several of the UK’s leading abuse solicitors. Whilst their knowledge and expertise is second-to-none, they are also compassionate, understanding, and easy to talk to.

We are committed to helping the victims of abuse claim their legal rights. You can talk to us in complete confidence and we will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity.

In abuse claims it is important to remember that seeking legal help and compensation is just one part of the wider picture, and we'll help you connect with a vast network of survivor groups wherever you are in the UK.

Accessible Justice for Victims

We’ve helped many clients find the justice they deserve — in both child abuse cases and elderly abuse cases. Legal aid is often available for abuse cases, or we may be able to work on a “no win no fee” basis — this means that we take a risk that if we lose, we will charge you nothing in fees in return for a success fee which cannot be more than 25% of any compensation you recover.

If you would like to talk about your experiences, or those of a relative, you can call us for a free and confidential initial conversation with a dedicated abuse solicitor. Together we’ll identify if you have a case and can answer any questions you may have about the process.

Don't forget - you've no obligation, nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us.

You can contact us on our confidential phone line 0808 129 3320, or visit our abuse site.

Child Abuse Claims

We have been helping victims of child abuse rebuild their lives since 1994. Many of our solicitors are members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL), an organisation that our Head of Abuse Claims, Peter Garsden, is President.

If you suffered abuse as a child, it can take a long time to feel ready to talk about your experience. But by talking to a legal expert, you can take the important first step in getting your story heard. The law allows people to make claims for compensation even if the abuse they suffered took place many years ago, so no matter what time scales are involved, it’s important to get in touch.

Simpson Millar’s Abuse Law Solicitors bring claims against:

  • Individual abusers/Family Members
  • Employers of abusers
  • Foster parents
  • Operators of children”s homes
  • Schools
  • Social services departments
  • Religious organisations
  • Charitable foundations
  • Sports Clubs

For many people, bringing a claim against someone for child abuse isn’t about money but is about ensuring abuse doesn’t remain hidden and finding peace after potentially years of hurt and suffering. Through the legal process we can help you find this peace and give you the opportunity to look forward to the future.

Abuse law is highly specialised and not all solicitors take cases in this particular area. Some of our child abuse solicitors has been helping victims of child abuse claim their legal rights for over 12 years with the head of our team, Peter Garsden, being one of the first solicitors to represent an abuse victim with a civil claim in 1994.

Discussing your childhood experiences can be upsetting, but we will do all we can to make the process as easy as possible. We guarantee that when you first make contact with us we’ll only ask the questions we really need to in order to determine if you have a case. We’ll advise if we think you have a case and if so, will take control to manage the case and support you through the entire process.

Elder Abuse Claims

When we reach our later years we deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect by the people responsible for our health and wellbeing. And whilst most care providers deliver a high level of care, sometimes systems fail and sadly, elderly people can become victims of abuse.

Finding out that a relative’s standard of care has dropped below acceptable levels can be shocking and upsetting. If you believe an elderly relative has suffered abuse from those meant to be caring from them, or if you, yourself, have experienced this type of abuse, we are here to help you seek justice.

Elder abuse can come in many forms; our solicitors are adept at handling cases involving:

  • Physical abuse or neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse

The abuse may have taken place in a nursing home, but could also have occurred in an individual’s own home, care home, or hospital. However and wherever an elderly person has suffered, our job is to take the necessary legal steps to ensure that elder abuse is exposed.

We provide the very highest levels of advice and support, but also appreciate that talking about the abuse you or your relative has suffered can be extremely stressful and upsetting. That’s why we take the time to listen to your story and will treat you with compassion and empathy at all times. If you would like to discuss a case of elder abuse you can talk to us in complete confidence.

Success Stories:

  • £1.3M in compensation awarded to our clients in 2016
  • Client awarded maximum £500k under Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
  • Elderly war veteran receives settlement after being the victim of theft at the hands of carers
  • Client abused by foster mother awarded £146,000
  • £75,000 settlement for client abused in children”s home

Why Should You Choose Simpson Millar?

Simpson Millar’s solicitors specialising in abuse claims are amongst leading experts in the UK and have been looking out for vulnerable people for over 150 years. We’re proud to always put our client’s interests first and fight tirelessly for fair and just outcomes.

Our down to earth and committed team are well equipped to handle even the most complex abuse cases; we approach all cases with empathy and make the relationship between you and us as comfortable as possible.

Peter Garsden who heads up the Abuse Law team at Simpson Millar LLP is also President of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).

It’s easy to arrange a quiet, non-obligatory chat with someone who cares. Simply complete the online enquiry form, or call us on 0808 129 3320. We’ll be delighted to run you past the legal facts to help you decide about a claim.

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Peter Garsden | Head of Department, Abuse Claims | Simpson Millar LLP - Manchester

Peter Garsden
Head of Department, Abuse Claims

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