Domestic Violence & Criminal Injury Compensation
- AuthorSherReene Cheah
Statistics suggest at least one in three women have been beaten, coerced into sexual relations or otherwise abused during their lifetime and more often than not, by a member of their own family. One in five teenage girls have been in an abusive relationship and one in fifteen children are exposed to domestic abuse or are an eye witness to abuse within the family.
Are you involved in such a relationship or perhaps one of your children is in such a relationship and you would like to help them? The abusive relationship may have lasted months, a year or two, or even several years. You may have been subjected to not only physical/sexual abuse but also emotional/psychological abuse. You may have been scarred for life and feel hopeless or even embarrassed. We have a team of specialists who would be glad to assist and guide you through this very difficult period.
If you decide to end the relationship and leave the life you know, the first thing that you should do is seek assistance, be it from a domestic violence organisation, the police or even the hospital. After that, you will need to start thinking about starting a new life.
What can we do to help you?
We can let you know whether or not you would qualify for criminal injuries compensation. You may think that you have too much on your plate and do not have time for this or perhaps you do not feel capable of handling the application at this time in your life. However, we would urge you to consider making the application at the same time that you contact a solicitor in relation to divorce, separation or injunction proceedings. We have seen many cases where clients have consulted us later on in their life and their applications were found to be out of time and therefore failed. That is why we are here to help. We will deal with the application on your behalf whilst you concentrate on dealing with the more important issues, for example settling into your new life without violence.
Protect yourself and protect your children. We will do our best to help you get your life back on track.