Abuse.

Abuse Claims: Social Care, Care Home & Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims.

Unfortunately abuse happens and continues to be heard about on the news on an all too regular basis.

Often victims become trapped in a cycle of abuse, suffering in silence for many years, groomed with gifts or threats of harm to their family.

You only have to open a newspaper to hear about cases of child abuse, but there are many more cases which do not make the headlines and are handled privately. For those who have suffered abuse as a child the impact can be life changing, with long-term physical and psychological suffering.  Victims may struggle to hold down permanent work and have an inability to form relationships.

Many adults have suffered physical, sexual or mental abuse.  Any type or amount of abuse can result in physical and psychiatric injury for the victim. Anyone can be a potential target for an abuser; however the elderly and those with learning difficulties are most vulnerable.

If you, or a member of your family, have been a victim of physical or sexual abuse, even if it happened a long time ago, the specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We understand the immense courage and strength it takes for a victim, to come forward and how talking about abuse can be a painful and daunting experience but, our team will help you through the process in a sensitive, caring way. We believe it is important that victims are offered the support they need, not only in getting justice, but ensuring they receive the appropriate emotional and practical support they need through relevant organisations.

Our specialists are experts in their field and have years of experience in dealing with cases involving physical and sexual abuse, involving both children and adults.

Abuse can take many forms, whether at the hands of a social worker, local authority or council, or a family member. Our job is to make sure you receive justice and the compensation which you are entitled to, helping you to get on with the rest of your life.

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How Can We Help With Sexual Abuse Claims?

Unfortunately in England and Wales there are 85,000 female rape victims and 12 male victims every year, with only around 15% being able to face reporting their abuse to the police.  We are here to support you through the process.

For many people, they cannot face the prospect of challenging their abuser in court, but our experience shows us that the vast majority of sexual abuse claims are settled out of court. In any case, our specialist lawyers will support you throughout the case from start to finish.

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Other Types of Abuse Claims

We have experience in dealing with a wide variety of abuse claims, including:

●    Social worker negligence
●    Local authority and council negligence
●    Abuse in nursing homes
●    Abuse involving the police

For many elderly and vulnerable people, a nursing home can sometimes be the best or only option available to them. Whilst the majority of nursing homes are staffed by caring and highly trained staff, there are occasions where the care given is unacceptably poor and falls below the reasonable standard of care we expect. When this occurs, it can lead to physical and emotional injuries to residents and they may be entitled to compensation to help restore their quality of life.

The police play an important role in trying to keep our streets and society safe. The police are granted special powers to help protect us. The police do, however, make mistakes and these mistakes can lead to people being hurt and injured, or wrongly arrested and when this happens the victim may be able to claim compensation to help cover any loss of income and suffering.

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler

If you or a loved on have suffered, physically or emotionally, due to some form of direct or mental abuse that has been purposefully or negligently inflicted, you should talk to Lanyon Bowdler about your right to claim compensation for the harm suffered.

You can drop into our offices during working hours. No appointment is needed, just call in. Whilst we cannot guarantee you will see a legal advisor on the day, you will be able to speak confidentially with a member of our team who will record some key information so that a lawyer can discuss your matter further with you. Most of our offices have disabled access and convenient parking. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit where clients may feel more comfortable and we will deal with your situation sensitively and compassionately

We are a leading law firm in the Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Wales regions with qualified and specialist Injury Solicitors. We can assist you through the entire process of making a claim and in helping with your recovery.

We are recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK as one of the country’s leading personal injury & serious injury claims solicitors teams. Whatever injury has befallen you,  we are ready and able to help. You can count on Lanyon Bowdler to fight to secure you the maximum compensation you deserve and to ensure your physical and emotional well-being are completely prioritised and catered for.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales. We regularly act for clients regarding Personal Injury Claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

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Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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