One of the most devastating and tragic events that happens every day in our country is the abuse of children. Child abuse can leave innocent victims scarred for life, both physically and emotionally. It is vital for these children to understand that they are not alone, and the abuse is not their fault.

Child abuse cases can be very difficult, which is why it is important to get the help of an experienced child abuse attorney to guide you through the process.

What Constitutes Child Abuse?

Child abuse is defined as anything that puts a child’s emotional and/or physical health and development in danger. The abuse can be anything from physical or emotional abuse to sexual abuse and neglect.

Physical child abuse is anything that results in a non-accidental injury to the child, such as:

  • Shaking
  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Burning
  • Any other type of bodily harm


Emotional child abuse occurs when the abuser exhibits a behavior or attitude that will interfere with the mental health or social development of that child. This can include:

  • Vulgar language, whether it’s directed towards the child or not
  • Shouting or yelling at the child
  • Name calling
  • Making fun of, belittling or degrading the child


Neglect occurs when the caretaker fails to provide the children with the proper items for their development or physical needs. This includes:

  • Improper supervision
  • Unsafe housing
  • Inadequate food or clothing
  • Negligent medical care
  • Poor hygiene


If you have been injured by child abuse or know someone who has, do not hesitate to see if you have a case against the abuser. The Pennsylvania child abuse attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm will evaluate the details of your claim and advise you on the best way to proceed.

If you are or a loved one is the victim of child abuse by a babysitter, clergy, child care facility, relative, or other caregiver or authority figure we urge you to contact one of our child abuse attorneys as soon as possible. Due to our attorney’s experience in both criminal law and civil suits we can help you with the criminal prosecution of the perpetrator, if you so choose, as well as the civil prospect of your case so you can be fully compensated for the suffering that you have endured as a result of the abuse.

The Pisanchyn Law Firm represents child abuse victims of all ages and all throughout Pennsylvania. We also pledge that we will do our very best to keep all matters private and confidential. We know that you have been through more than enough, there’s no need to share the details of this trying time with the media or anyone else. There are certain petitions that we can file to keep the identity of the abuse victim confidential and we will fight aggressively to see that this is done and that you can stop living in fear and start the healing process. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to speak to an attorney in full and complete confidentiality about child abuse and a possible case please do not hesitate to email us.

Call 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.

If you know of someone suffering abuse please call the Child Line and Abuse Registry at 800-932-0313.