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Elder Abuse Compensation Claims

If you have discovered that a parent or loved one has suffered abuse while under the care of a professional, Ramsdens Solicitors can help. We have helped hundreds of people who have been affected by elder abuse to claim compensation, ensuring those responsible are held to account.

Ramsdens Solicitors is an award-winning legal firm that is renowned for its high-quality service and dedication to our clients. We will do our utmost to ensure you feel reassured throughout the legal process, explaining our progress in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.

We understand the distress that you must be experiencing at this time, and we will work tirelessly to secure compensation from the organisation responsible, which can help to fund your loved one’s care needs for the future.

Contact us today to discuss your elder abuse compensation claim in a free, no-obligation chat with one of our legal experts. Call 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form to request a call back at a time that is convenient for you.

How we can help

Care and nursing homes often have experienced legal teams in place, which can often deter people from making a claim if their elderly loved one has suffered abuse. This is why it is vital to seek advice from expert abuse lawyers who are aware of the legal process involved in such cases.

Our solicitors provide advice on legal actions for cases against individual abusers - for example, mental health professionals such as counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists and all organisations who were responsible for caring for the elder survivor.

We have a great deal of experience in handling cases of elder abuse in the following areas:

  • Nursing homes - poor conditions within some local authority nursing homes have been widely reported. It is often the case that patients suffer from improper medical care, causing them additional injury and worsening of symptoms through lack of supervision or neglect.
  • Abuse at home - the elderly often require additional care. As a result, professional carers and family members can spend more time at their homes providing assistance. It is important to look for signs of abuse, neglect or poor care in these cases.
  • Financial abuse - this is one of the most common forms of elder abuse. It can commonly occur through work carried out for services provided within their homes, online or via the telephone.
  • Tradespeople often overcharge elderly people for services which they say are for their benefit, preying on their vulnerability.

We understand the need for the survivor and their family to instruct a solicitor who is both a specialist and someone they can trust and feel supported by through every step of the process.

At Ramsdens, our Court of Protection team act as experienced attorneys in ensuring that any decisions made in relation to a person’s property and finances are in their best interests. We always recommend that legal advice is sought before appointing an attorney, so that those involved are fully aware of their responsibilities.

Why choose us?

When dealing with a member of the Ramsdens team, you can rest assured that your case is in safe hands. We use our decades of extensive experience to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation.

Our abuse law department is headed by Natalie Marrison, a Legal 500-recommended lawyer who has helped hundreds of families to claim compensation after being affected by elder abuse.

With her team, Natalie provides a fully encompassing service, advising on initially reporting the abuse experienced and pursuing a civil claim. The advice also includes obtaining relevant witness and medical professional evidence to support the allegations made. The team acts for survivors nationwide, having a wealth of knowledge in claims involving medical professionals, care workers and mental health professionals.

Any information you share will be handled with the strictest of confidence. Our team appreciates how difficult it is to discuss the abuse that you or your family member has been exposed to, and will ensure that it is treated with the utmost sensitivity throughout. We aim to offer you a secure and safe environment to discuss your claim.

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What are the telltale signs of elder abuse?

It is important when dealing with the elderly that you look for any subtle changes in their personality or condition, as this may indicate that something is not as it should be in their care regime.

Other things to look out for with regard to financial abuse include significant withdrawals from bank accounts, reluctance to spend money and unpaid bills.

If you have any concerns about an elderly relative, then ensure that you make regular contact with them and look out for the warning signs.

Is there a time limit for bringing an elder abuse claim?

It is still possible to make a claim even if the abuse occurred some years ago. It is acknowledged that it can take time for a survivor to come forward, and it may also be the case that a family member does not learn of what has occurred for some time for a variety of reasons.

We will provide free advice with regard to all aspects of pursuing a claim, so that you and/or your family can assess whether to proceed.

Contact us

To learn more about how we can help you, speak to Ramsdens Solicitors today by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.