It is possible to make a personal injury claim against a private individual if for example they assaulted you or you injured yourself on something protruding from their vehicle onto the pavement.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that the Salvation Army has paid Aus$1.2 million (GBP £640,000) It and has also issued an apology and offered support to 130 victims in relation to abuse perpetrated and orchestrated by Major Lawrence Wilson described by colleagues as a "brutal and evil man".
Seeing your abuser acquitted in a Criminal Court is a difficult moment, but it is not the end of the road if you are seeking some kind of justice.
In 2013 Davinder Jeet Bains, a GP, was jailed for 12 years for abusing patients sexually and filming the incidents, 39 in total, on a camera concealed in a watch.
For many, recalling abuse suffered as a child is distressing and the thought of having to go through it all again for the sake of a claim puts many people off.
If you have suffered abuse the answer may seem straightforward, but it is well worth taking some time, with your Solicitor, to decide the best way forward.
Every case is different and various factors are taken into account when awarding compensation. These include:-
In October 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that if a school uses a contractor to provide services (in this case swimming lessons to pupils) the school is still liable for contractors’ negligence.
People understandably want to know what it will cost them to pursue a compensation claim for abuse. We offer funding arrangements that make justice affordable for everyone, including ‘no-win/no-fee’.
It is a sad act that abusers often repeat their crimes and when they are working in institutions such as schools or care homes, they may have abused many people.