Sexually abusing a child is one of the worst crimes that can be committed, and is something that is of concern all over the world. Different countries have various punishments for the perpetrators, and they all deserve whatever is handed out to them.
Just like the victims of such horrendous crimes deserve to be compensated for their terrible ordeal, and a no win no fee* accident claim in Staffordshire should be made on their behalf.
Making a no win no fee* accident claim in Staffordshire on behalf of a child
The government recognise that it is not always easy for children to tell anyone what is happening to them, because of threats of even more frightening things. They understand that it is often only as the child gets older that they are able to tell anyone what has been going on, and because of this, they can make a claim themselves when they reach 18, as long as it is no later then the day before their 20th birthday.
Before making their claim, which would be to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, they must have reported the abuse to the police, and helped them with their enquiries.
These rules apply to more than sexual abuse
There are more ways to abuse a child than sexually, they can also be mentally or physically abused and the same laws apply.
In 1986, Esther Rantzen set up Childline as somewhere children could get help if they were being abused or bullied in anyway. This children’s helpline was set up against all odds, several children’s charities telling Esther that although they liked the idea, it would be impossible to set up.
None of them reckoned with the determination of Esther Rantzen who secured funding and free premises for the first twelve months to get it started. At the time there was no other helpline like it in the world, but now over 150 other countries have copied the model, and thanks to Esther, millions of children have access to help if they want it.
Esther even trained as a counsellor, so that she could help the children herself.
Fighting for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly and consumers is what Esther is well known for, and she has achieved so much for all of them, that people listen to what Esther has to say.
They should listen when she recommends that they use Accident Advice Helpline for their Staffordshire no win no fee* accident claim, as we are a law firm that specialises in compensation claims.
If you want to make a claim for your child that has been abused, call our freephone helpline and have a chat to our friendly advisors. A confidential call to them will not cost you anything, and the advice they give you is free as well. All Accident Advice Helpline want to do, is make sure that all innocent victims can access the justice they are entitled to, to get the compensation they deserve.