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Physical & Sexual Abuse Claims - Duncan Lewis Solicitor


Physical and sexual abuse compensation claims are becoming increasingly common, with historical claims for physical and sexual abuse also now more frequent.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a dedicated team handling no win no fee claims, otherwise known as conditional fee agreements, for physical and sexual abuse – our expert abuse claims solicitors understand that making a claim for abuse can be stressful and we offer a supportive legal advice service to those claiming compensation for abuse.


No win no fee abuse claims which Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors advise on may involve more than one type of abuse – and may also involve both physical and mental trauma as a result of:


  • Child abuse
  • Child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • Criminal injuries (ABH/GBH, acid attacks, assault)
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Financial abuse
  • Hate crimes
  • Historical physical and/or sexual abuse
  • Homophobic or LGTB abuse
  • Honour crimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Modern slavery
  • Physical abuse
  • Prisoner abuse
  • Psychological abuse (mental cruelty)
  • Racial abuse
  • Rape and sexual violence
  • Sexual Abuse


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors accept no win no fee abuse claims against


  • Local Authorities
  • Local Education Authorities
  • NHS England
  • NHS Wales
  • Private care providers
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Police.
  • Private Individuals


How to claim compensation for abuse


There is usually a three-year time limit to claiming compensation in the civil courts for abuse, however in certain circumstances this time limit can be extended.


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can advise on making a claim for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), as well no win no fee compensation claims for abuse in the civil courts.


Children have until the age of 21 to make a no win no fee compensation claim for abuse suffered before the age of 18. Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor can advise parents or guardians on how to make a claim on behalf of a child before they reach the age of 18 by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.


Shorter time limits apply to Criminal Injury compensation claims. Your Duncan Lewis solicitors can advise you on this.


In cases involving historical physical abuse or historical sexual abuse, if the perpetrator is deceased, it may be possible to make a no win no fee compensation claim against their estate – your Duncan Lewis abuse claims solicitor will advise you on how to do this.


In cases where it is has been proved that the relevant authority failed in its duty to protect, a claim could also be made against the authority.


Your Duncan Lewis solicitor will be mindful of the trauma you have experienced and will present the evidence needed to make your case as sensitively as possible.


Duncan Lewis abuse claims solicitors always endeavour to win maximum compensation in abuse claims to help clients rebuild their life after the trauma of abuse.


Contacting Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors


Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors are usually able to accept abuse claims on a no win no fee basis.


Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – to discuss making a no win no fee claim for abuse, call 033 3772 0409 and ask to speak to a member of our personal injury team. A family member can contact us to discuss making a claim on behalf of a child below the age of 18.


Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence and you can discuss your case freely with one of our specialist abuse claims solicitors, who will offer expert legal advice.


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