Unfortunately, some sports clubs fail in their safeguarding duties. Especially if they haven’t conducted proper background checks into their coaches or supporting staff. Some people in positions of power at sports clubs could abuse their power, and use it to cause psychological and physical harm to children and adults who are part of the club.
It can be tough for victims of abuse in sports settings to speak up about what’s happened. Which is why our team of experts are here to help. Call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back and one of our team will call you.
How we can help you
We handle every abuse case with the utmost respect and sensitivity. We understand how emotionally challenging it can be for victims to reach out for the right support, especially with the thought of maybe seeing their abuser again in court. That’s why we will work with you to try and achieve an out-of-court settlement for your case.
Our sports abuse solicitors are experienced in helping victims of the following:
- Physical abuse in sports
- Child abuse in sports
- Sexual abuse in sports
We also handle child abuse cases and sexual abuse cases outside of sports settings.
Types of abuse in sports
In some cases, children or adults may experience abusive coaches in college sports. People of this age may be uncertain of what action to take; are they being psychologically abused, or is it something they should simply “brush off”? No matter how old you are or which setting you’re in when the abuse takes place, you are still well within your legal right to take action and get the compensation you deserve.
In terms of sexual abuse in sports cases, the limitation period does apply. However, the court could decide to waive the limitation rule depending on the case, which is why we encourage victims to get in touch regardless as we may still be able to help.
Telling someone what happened can be a daunting prospect; especially if some years have passed since the abuse took place. But rest assured, our sports abuse solicitors are experienced in helping victims of abuse get the closure and compensation they deserve.