It is inevitably harrowing and stressful for a victim of sex abuse or sexual assault to come forward and discuss their case. However our team of abuse lawyers are experienced in dealing with these sensitive cases and are dedicated to making the process as painless as possible. They will listen to what you say and deal with your case confidentially and sympathetically.

We have both female and male lawyers so you can choose, in confidence, who you would like to talk to. We have a wealth of experience representing abuse victims; from the rape of a child by a family member to wide-scale and systematic abuse of adults in the care home environment. Whatever the specific facts of your case are we will guide and support you through every step of the legal process and make every effort to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

We understand that financial compensation will not take away the pain, but the experience can be a positive one. We will enable you to talk confidentially to an experienced medical expert who can support you through the emotional problems that sex abuse can cause. If your claim succeeds, we can seek funding for counselling and therapy to assist you in your recovery. Victims of sex abuse often fail to reach their full potential and part of our role is to consider your training and educational needs.

If you are in agreement, we will liaise with the police and any other relevant bodies so that steps can be taken to prevent the perpetrator from harming others . In this way, bringing a legal claim will be of benefit not just to you, but to other vulnerable people.

Types of Sex Abuse Claim

Our team of lawyers are experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases, including:-

  • sex abuse at home
  • sex abuse involving churches and religious institutions
  • care home sex abuse
  • sex abuse in schools
  • sex abuse involving scout leaders and other youth organisations

Time Limits

Previously, assault or abuse that occurred many years ago could have prevented victims from bringing a compensation claim. However, as a result of a landmark court decision, a victim of 'historic' abuse or assault can now bring a  claim for compensation even if it did not take place within the normal three year limitation period. This  has enabled thousands of victims of historic sexual abuse and sexual assault to seek justice.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation a victim of sex abuse or sexual assault receives is calculated on an indididual case by case basis. We will put together a compensation package that reflects your unique circumstances and provides adequate recompense for the impact it has had on your health, your family, your education and your employment prospects. To give you an idea of how compensation is calculated please read our guide to compensation in rape cases.

CICA Claims

We can also assist you with a claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This may be an option where the perpetrator (or those responsible for them) do not have the financial means to pay compensation to you. We can also represent you in any CICA appeal to ensure that your award is maximised.

Funding

We deal with sex abuse claims on a no win, no fee basis. 

To speak to one of our sex abuse and sexual assault lawyers in total confidence, please call us on freephone 0808 139 1597 for a FREE, no obligation assessment of your case. Alternatively send brief details of your case to us at info@abusecompensation.co.uk

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