Suffering from injuries due to negligence or abuse can have life-altering consequences for you and your loved ones. At Garratts, we will support you with your claim for compensation in a highly professional, sensitive and discrete manner.
Neglect and abuse claim types
Our team of personal injury solicitors handle a range of claims relating to neglect and abuse, including the following:
- Child abuse claims
- Elderly neglect and abuse claims
- Vulnerable adult abuse claims
Start your claim by getting in touch for a free initial consultation, and we will review your case and advise you as to whether we think you will be able to claim compensation.
Next, our team will accrue all evidence required to support your claim and inform any liable third parties. We will also arrange an independent medical examiners report to help ensure the best possible outcome for your claim. Moreover, we will carry out all negotiations, and if your claim requires it, we will represent you in court.
Types of neglect and abuse injuries
Neglect and abuse injuries can occur in various environments such as care and nursing homes, schools, daycare centres and nurseries as well as sports or leisure centres, and even one’s own home.
The UK government’s Care and Support Statutory Guidance identifies the following as types of abuse:
- Domestic violence or abuse
- Discriminatory abuse
- Financial or material abuse
- Modern slavery
- Physical abuse
- Psychological or emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
The NSPCC considers the following as types of neglect as:
- Emotional neglect, i.e. if a child doesn’t receive the needed nurturing and stimulation due to ignorance, humiliation, intimidation or isolation.
- Educational neglect, i.e. if a parent fails to ensure a child is educated.
- Medical neglect, i.e. if a child doesn’t receive proper healthcare.
- Physical neglect, i.e. if a child’s basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing aren’t met.
Is there a time limit for making a neglect & abuse claim in 2023?
You have to file a compensation claim within three years from the date of the incident. A person can also make a claim for injuries they sustained as a child between the ages of 18 (when they are legally considered as adults) and 21.