Sex Abuse & Sexual Assault Claims

Abuse-claims

Making a sex abuse claim

Making a sex abuse claim can be daunting and many sex abuse survivors find it difficult to discuss their case openly with strangers. However our team of specialist 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. Call us for a free case assessment or send details to us by email.

How we can help you

If you are thinking about making a sex abuse claim and would like to have a chat with a specialist lawyer, we have both females and males in our team so you can choose, in confidence, who you would like to talk to. They have a wealth of experience in this complex field of law, dealing with a range of cases; 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 each 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 of making a compensation claim can be a positive one. We will enable you to talk confidentially to an experienced medical expert who can support you through any emotional problems that arise. As part of the claim we can seek funding for counselling and therapy to assist you in your recovery. It is widely known that victims of sex abuse often fail to reach their full potential in life and part of our role as lawyers 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; and
  • sex abuse involving scout leaders and other youth organisations.

Time limits

Victims of historic abuse that occurred many years ago were once prevented from bringing a compensation claim. However, as a result of a recent landmark court decision, 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.

Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with historic abuse cases and can offer guidance on your own situation.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation a victim of sex abuse or sexual assault receives is calculated on an individual, 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 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 of the abuse (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 cases on a no win, no fee basis so there is no need to let worries about legal fees put you off making a sex abuse claim.

To speak to one of our specialist lawyers about making a sex abuse claim in complete 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 [email protected]

Sex Abuse & Sexual Assault Claims