Abuse Claims

Ready to make a domestic abuse claim or sexual abuse claim? Tilly Bailey & Irvine's North East Solicitors in Hartlepool, Wynyard, Stockton-on-tees and Barnard Castle have the specialist knowledge and experience to support your claim.

You may be entitled to an Abuse Claim if you have suffered from neglect, physical or sexual abuse. Tilly, Bailey & Irvine help to support the victims of abuse and neglect, pursuing financial compensation and the justice deserved to assist in rebuilding lives damaged by the wrongful actions of others.

NO WIN NO FEE: To find out more, please contact us on 0333 444 4422 or fill in our contact form.

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Children, the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults are often the most at risk and the effects can be devastating and long lasting. Our caring, trusted team of abuse specialists, understand what a huge step it is for victims to have the strength to come forward with a claim.

You can be assured that all claims for abuse will be dealt with sympathetically and confidentially. Whether the abuse was suffered as a child or an adult, our role is to assert your legal rights and secure maximum compensation when the system has let you down.

Who Can I Claim Against?

A claim for financial compensation for abuse, neglect and injury may be made against:

  • The individual who carried out the abuse
  • An organisation with a duty of care, including local authorities, protection agencies, care homes and hospitals e.g. Kirklevington Detention Centre

Kirklevington opened as a Junior Detention Centre in 1962 for boys aged between 14 to 17 years old.  It was known for its ‘short, sharp shock treatment’ but allegations of physical and sexual abuse have arisen from former inmates, who report that they were subjected to abuse by the prison officers during their period of detention.

Cleveland Police have launched an investigation known as ‘Operation Magnolia’ following a number of complaints from former inmates. If you were a detainee at Kirklevington and were subjected to abuse we would strongly advise you to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

If you would like any further information on how to pursue a claim please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Medomsley Detention Centre Abuse Claims

Tilly Bailey & Irvine have secured compensation for a number of former inmates that were sexually, physically and mentally abused whilst detained in Medomsley Detention Centre between 1960’s and 1980’s and Kirklevington Detention Centre between the 1970's and 1990's.

For more information, please see our dedicated page: Medomsley Detention Centre Abuse Claims

What If It Happened A Long Time Ago?

There are time limits for making a claim for compensation, but each case will be considered on its own facts and so depending on the circumstances, a claim may still succeed, despite being outside of the time limit as in the example above about Kirklevington Detention Centre. It is however, very important that a claim is pursued as soon as possible, to avoid or to overcome time limit complications. Request a call back from one of our team of  specialists.

How Will The Claim Be Funded?

If we are able to assist you, we’ll consider dealing with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We will also consider your eligibility for Legal Aid.

Maximum Compensation: Guaranteed

If you are successful in your claim, you will be awarded damages for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity which will be assessed and based upon the medical evidence that is obtained in your case.  You can also claim special damages and these are based upon your out of pocket expenses.

You may also be able to claim compensation under The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and we will guide you through the application process.

To find out more about how we can support you through an abuse claim, please call us on 0333 323 2714 to talk to one of solicitors today.

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