Any act of violence, harassment, or molestation can qualify as abuse. Abuse may also be verbal in nature rather than physical, but this does not make it any less serious. It may occur at home, in public, at an educational establishment or in the workplace.
Why should I make a claim for this?
Being subjected to the trauma of sexual or physical abuse can have implications that may continue for years after the actual incidents, and can have a devastating impact on someone’s life. Experiencing depression, anxiety or other psychological problems is very common in the wake of abuse and it is often necessary to undergo counselling to help deal with the ‘fallout’ of abuse. Receiving compensation from a claim can help to pay for the treatment you need following an incident. It can also help to cover expenses incurred by taking time off work to recover.
Sexual/physical abuse at work
Most employers are now fully aware of the legal restrictions that have been put in place to prevent abuse in the workplace. But it is still all too easy for a company to develop a culture that turns a blind eye to such behaviour in a misguided attempt to keep things smooth. Even if such occurrences have very serious consequences for the victim, some employers will still try to ignore them or ‘hush things up’, which is completely unacceptable. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their workplace, and employers have a duty of care to ensure that this is the case for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race. So, if you have experienced sexual or physical abuse at work, you may be entitled to compensation.
How can I make a claim?
Anyone who has experienced sexual or physical abuse should investigate making a claim. We understand that you may feel nervous or uncertain about coming forward or speaking about what has happened, but you can feel confident that the solicitors at Injury Lawyers 4U are trained to deal with these issues in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
They will be able to advise you of any time limits applicable to your case, and detail exactly what the process of making a claim will involve for you. Some evidence as to the nature of any injury caused is usually required, and if necessary we can arrange a consultation with a suitable medical practitioner for you.
Compensation for sexual/physical abuse
We ensure that any and all compensation received for an abuse claim will go directly to you. This is because, with a successful claim, all our fees will be paid by the other side. If you or someone in your family have suffered sexual or physical abuse, and would like some advice or are interested in making a claim, you should get in touch via the contact form found here and we’ll get straight back to you.