Domestic Abuse Compensation
Any kind of abuse can be serious and damaging to your physical and psychological health. Few types are more harmful than domestic abuse. Domestic abuse involves all kinds of abuse and is perpetrated by someone that you are supposed to be able to trust. Family members, intimate partners and carers can all engage in domestic abuse. In many cases, this kind of abuse can develop over time, making it difficult to identify in many cases.
Domestic abuse can take a many different forms, including:
- Physical Abuse.
- Sexual Abuse.
- Financial Abuse.
- Coercive Control and Emotional Abuse.
- ‘Honour-Based’ Violence.
- Forced Marriage and Genital Mutilation.
If you’ve been forced to undergo any of these kinds of abuse, get in touch with our team today. Our sympathetic, no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you get the compensation you need. We will treat your case with complete confidence, helping you to keep the case as private as possible. Whether you’re looking for comprehensive and reliable personal injury solicitors, or you just need professional legal advice, get in touch today. The Tylers Solicitors team has helped all kinds of people, from all walks of life, to claim for compensation following any kind of abuse.
No-Win, No-Fee Domestic Abuse Compensation Claim Guide
If you’ve suffered domestic abuse of any kind, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. Both long-term and short-term domestic abuse can cause serious physical and psychological conditions. Whether you’ve been the victim of physical abuse, emotional abuse or sexual abuse in a domestic setting, choosing to come forward is an extremely brave decision. It can also be the first step on putting the whole incident behind you, allowing you to move on with your life.
When you’re looking to make a claim for compensation, your first step should always be to get in touch with our team. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will do everything that we can to help you get the compensation you are entitled. As soon as you call our experienced team, we will set up a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, we will help you to understand if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, in addition to the amount of money you could receive. If you prefer, we can often conduct this initial consultation over the phone.
If you do choose to pursue a domestic abuse compensation claim, Tylers Solicitors is here for you. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can provide a comprehensive legal service to suit your needs. We will work with you to get the money and the justice that you need to move on with your life.
Facts and Statistics About Domestic Abuse in the UK:
Domestic abuse is still shockingly common in the UK. It can be directed towards both adults and children. It can include almost any kind of abuse, including physical, emotional and sexual.
• Every Year, More Than 460,000 Cases of Domestic Abuse are Recorded (Victim Support).
• 13.6% of Men (16 to 59) have experienced domestic abuse.
• 26.3% of Women (16 to 59) have experienced domestic abuse, including physical and sexual abuse.
Domestic Abuse Compensation Amounts
Whenever you choose to make a personal injury claim, you’ll be able to take a complete range of factors into consideration. Some of the things you may be able to claim for as part of your domestic abuse compensation can include:
- Pain and Suffering, Including General Damages.
- Medical and Travel Expenses.
- Recuperation and Care Costs.
- Long-Term Health Conditions, including Psychological Damage.
The level of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the long-term impact they can have. The figures listed below are only an average. The amount of compensation you could be entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances.
Domestic Abuse Compensation Amounts
|Type of Domestic Abuse Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Rape / Sexual Assault (Minor to Severe)||Rape and sexual assault are common when it comes to domestic assault. Both sexual assault and penetrative rape are extremely serious. They can not only cause physical pain, they can lead to psychological conditions of all kinds. If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault as part of domestic abuse, you will be able to claim for compensation. If this sexual assault is a repeated offence, then you may be able to claim greater amounts than the number listed.||£11,000 to £44,000.|
|Psychiatric Damages (Minor to Severe)||Domestic abuse can lead to serious psychological health conditions. Anxiety, depression, PTSD and insomnia are all common mental illnesses brought on domestic abuse. These can be short term or lead to long-term health conditions. In order to recover from these psychiatric conditions, you may need to undergo therapy.||£3,000 to £88,000.|
|Physical Abuse (Minor to Serious)||Physical abuse is another common part of domestic abuse. In many cases, this abuse will cause minor injuries, including bruising, but it can develop into extremely serious injuries. Fractured bones, facial injuries and organ damage call all be caused by serious physical assault. In the worst cases, this kind of abuse can even cause permanent brain damage and other physical injuries.||Up to £307,000.|
|Financial Abuse||Financial abuse is a difficult kind of abuse to get compensation for, but it is possible. This kind of abuse involves the abuser taking money or property that rightfully belongs to the abused. This can occur through dishonesty, fraud or deliberate theft and abuse of shared funds.||You will be able to claim for the value of the money or property that was stolen from you.|
Domestic abuse is extremely horrifying to live through. The compensation you receive can’t take back the experience you’ve had to suffer. However, it can help you to move on with your life and make a new start following your domestic abuse. Not having to worry about money can help you to overcome serious mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Am I Eligible to Make a Domestic Abuse Claim in the UK?
If you’ve been the victim of any kind of domestic abuse, you could make a claim for compensation. Domestic abuse can include anything from long-term bullying to one-off assault. Unfortunately, most kinds of domestic are slow to develop, or will have been present throughout your life. As such, it can be difficult to identify signs of domestic abuse yourself.
The most important part of a domestic abuse claim is providing evidence of long-term domestic abuse. Without witnesses or other evidence, it can be difficult to prove many kinds of domestic abuse. It is unlikely that the accused will admit to domestic abuse, particularly as many defendants do not believe that they have done anything wrong.
You will be able to make domestic abuse claims against family members and intimate partners. If you’ve suffered this abuse for a long time, then you will be eligible for greater compensation than if the domestic abuse was a one-off occurrence.
What if the Domestic Abuse Happened a Long Time Ago?
Personal injury claims need to be started within three years of the event. If the domestic abuse was a long-term state of affairs, then you need to begin legal proceedings before three years have passed on the final event. If you’ve been left with mitigating circumstances, these legal proceedings can sometimes be started after the time limit has expired.
When the abuse occurs to someone under 18 years old, they have up to three years after their eighteenth birthday to make a claim. Other mitigating circumstances can include being married to your abuser. If they refuse to give you a divorce, you may be unable to make a domestic abuse compensation claim against them.
For more accurate and up-to-date information don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You could have mitigating circumstances which allow you to make a claim against the person/s responsible even after the three years’ time limit has passed.
How Can Domestic Abuse Compensation Help Me?
Here in the UK, you can make a personal injury claim following any kind of domestic abuse. If you’ve been left with long-term physical or psychological injuries, get in touch with our team today. Domestic abuse is extremely serious and can have a major impact on the rest of your life.
If you’ve been left with physical injuries, then you can use the compensation you receive to adjust your daily life. You can adapt your home to meet your new mobility issues and ensure that you can continue to enjoy a high quality of life. The money you receive can also be essential when getting your life back on track if the domestic abuse has left you with next to nothing.
The level of compensation that you receive will depend on a range of factors, including:
- Pain and Suffering Caused by the Domestic Abuse, including:
- Sexual Abuse.
- Physical Abuse.
- Emotional Abuse.
- Financial Abuse.
- Reimbursement of Medical Expenses and Transport Costs.
- Cover Other Expenses, such as Property Damage.
- Loss of Wages, or Loss of Future Earnings.
Make a Compensation Claim for Domestic Abuse in the UK, With Tylers Solicitors
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are able to deliver a complete range of personal injury services to help you get the compensation you need. Our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can work with you to bring your attackers to justice. Whether you suffered domestic abuse at the hands of a family member or a partner, get in touch today. Over the years, our experienced team has helped people from all walks of life to get the compensation they are entitled to.
If you’ve been left with any kind of long-term injury, including physical and psychological injuries, get in touch with our team today. We can help you to move on with your life, thanks to our no-win, no-fee and supportive legal services.
How Long Do Personal Injury Compensation Claims Take?
Domestic abuse personal injury claims can take anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year. As part of the case, we will need to prove that the personal responsible did conduct domestic abuse. If you have any evidence of their domestic abuse, then you may be able to speed up the case. Both extended abuse and one-off domestic assaults can cause serious injuries. As such, making a claim for compensation is extremely important.
It can be difficult to predict the length of a personal injury compensation claim. These domestic abuse claims can be resolved in anything from a few weeks to a year or more. You should get in touch with our experienced legal team today for more detailed information.
Further Reading on Domestic Abuse Compensation in the UK:
- Victim Support: Domestic Abuse
- GOV.UK: Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Citizens’ Advice: Domestic Violence and Abuse
For Domestic Abuse Compensation in the UK, Call Tylers Solicitors Today
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. We are extremely proud of our ability to offer comprehensive legal services to people from all walks of life. If you’ve been the victim of any kind of domestic abuse in the UK, get in touch with our experienced team today.
To arrange your free, no-obligation consultation, get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach us directly by calling us on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.