Abuse in Child Care Homes
Children who are looked after in the local authority care system have the right to live in a secure and caring environment. Whether a child has been placed in care as a temporary measure or for the long term, the children’s home or care home responsible for them has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure they’re safe.
Child Care Home Compensation Claims
In the majority of cases, young people in care say that their experiences are good. Unfortunately, some children do not receive appropriate protection and become victims of neglect, abuse and exploitation. Child abuse that is carried out in this type of environment usually involves sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Whether it is inflicted by another child, a staff member in a position of trust or a person from outside the home, abuse of this nature is totally unacceptable.
If you’re an adult who suffered child abuse in care homes or a children’s home during childhood, taking legal action could help you bring those responsible to justice.
How much will my abuse claim cost?
All abuse cases taken on by us are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.
No Win, No Fee
With no win no fee, there aren’t any upfront charges or hidden costs. If you do win your case, we will charge you a ‘success fee’ as a percentage of the compensation you receive, this will then be capped at a maximum of 25% – and in many cases this is significantly less than this so you will receive the majority yourself. This fee will be agreed between you and your solicitor before we take on your case.
McKeag & Co have been established on Tyneside for over 100 years and during this time have been successful in obtaining millions of pounds compensation for people who have suffered abuse.
Call Us on (0191) 213 1010 to arrange an initial free consultation or alternatively contact us online.