School Child Abuse
School Child Abuse Compensation Claims
Schools should be an environment where children feel safe to learn, develop and grow. Unfortunately, gaps in safeguarding procedures sometimes allow adults with an evil intent to access positions of trust and take advantage of a child.
For any youngster who suffers child abuse in a school, this extremely traumatising experience can cause life-long suffering and have far-reaching implications.
If you experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse at school – or you’re the parent or carer of a child who has – we can help you access seek justice and compensation. Sexual abuse and assaults do not just take place in state-funded schools. Our specialist abuse team have also supported survivors who suffered sexual abuse in boarding schools, private schools, public schools and residential schools.
Abuse of this nature can be carried out by teachers, other staff members or people who are in a position of trust. In some instances, other pupils may be responsible. No matter when the abuse took place, or who was responsible, our solicitors will provide expert support and advice to help you hold those responsible to account.
We promise to listen and help you through this difficult time by handling your case with compassion and sensitivity. Our child abuse cases are funded on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis – so you can gain access to our expertise and seek justice without any financial risks to you.
We can also advise you whether it may be possible to make a claim through the Government-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
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.