Injury lawyer in Purfleet
Purfleet is an inhabited village in the Thurrock unitary authority in Essex. In the 18th century, Purfleet Royal Gunpowder Magazine was established as a location for the storage of gunpowder together with a garrison to protect it. There was a constant danger of explosion as a result of lightning strikes. Benjamin Franklin was asked for advice on the design of a lightning conductor.
You do not have to be a resident of Purfleet, or anywhere else in the UK to be a victim of child abuse, it is a worldwide problem. In the UK, if you are in this awful position, you may be entitled to make a criminal injuries compensation claim, and may find using an injury lawyer in Purfleet useful.
The injury lawyer in Purfleet will make a claim to the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme on your behalf
The Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme is a government-funded scheme to compensate the victims of violent crime and abuse. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) administers it.
For those who were under 18 at the time of the abuse
It is recognised that children are not always able to report the abuse they have suffered until they are older and therefore special rules apply:
- If you were under 18, it is best if someone applies on your behalf as soon as possible. This is because it may be harder to prove the crime later.
- If the incident or period of abuse was reported to the police before you were 18, and no one made a claim on your behalf, they will accept a claim from you providing you make it before you turn 20.
- If the incident or period of abuse took place before you turned 18, but was not reported to the police at the time, they will consider your claim if it is made within two years of the date it was reported to the police.
All violent crimes against children, not just sexual abuse, are covered by these rules.Open Claim Calculator
Our patron is a fighter for children’s rights
Esther Rantzen, TV personality and UK consumer champion has been our patron for the last 10 years. She is so influential that some of her campaigns led to changes in the laws, such as seat belts for children in the back of cars.
Children’s rights are just one of the things she still fights for and no doubt one of the things she will be best remembered for is the setting up of Childline, the children’s charity that gives children access to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This helpline has been copied in over 150 other countries, that’s a lot of children now with access to help, all because of Esther.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you make your compensation claim
We are here to help with your personal injury claim. The advisors on our freephone number 0800 180 4123 are friendly and compassionate, and you can speak to them in confidence. Have a chat with one of them and if you decide you want to proceed, they will start your compensation claim, using an injury lawyer in Purfleet.