Abuse lawyer, Caroline Hudson, provides an update on the sexual abuse compensation claims being made following the Jimmy Savile revelations
Reports suggest that Jimmy Savile’s estate, the BBC and the hospitals where he worked are facing over 40 abuse compensation claims between them. The claims are for compensation for sexual abuse which apparently took place over many years.
The BBC has also confirmed it is carrying out internal investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against 20 members of its staff.
Alarmingly one of the female claimants was just eight years old when she claims she was molested by Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where she was recuperating from surgery.
Further investigations into Savile’s conduct are currently ongoing and the number of reported claims against Savile’s estate, the BBC, and other institutions are set to rise.
It has yet to be seen whether or not a public enquiry will be called but their support for one is growing.
The allegations being made about Savile and other high profile abusers has brought the issue of historical abuse very much to the fore.
Abuse victims often assume it is too late to bring a claim against an abuser or an attacker. However, the claims being made following revelations about Savile’s abuse over a period of many years demonstrate that abuse claims can still be pursued outside the normal limitation periods.
We have a team of talented and experienced abuse lawyers who are on hand to offer advice on a range of legal issues. We deal with a particularly high level of enquiries from victims of historic abuse, where the abuse occurred many years previously. We can provide guidance on the merits of a potential claim and carry out a FREE case assessment. We can also advise on the availability of Legal Aid and No Win, No Fee funding.
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