It is inevitably harrowing and stressful for a victim of sexual abuse 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. We will guide and support you through every step of the legal process and will 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 sexual abuse can cause. If your abuse claim succeeds, we can seek funding for counselling and therapy to assist you in your recovery. Victims of sexual abuse often fail to reach their full potential and part of our role is to consider your training or educational needs.
We will ensure, where appropriate, that the police and any other relevant third parties are involved in your case so that the necessary steps can be taken to help ensure the perpetrator is prevented 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 Abuse Claim
Our team of lawyers are experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases, including:-
- abuse at home
- abuse involving churches and religious institutions
- care home abuse
- abuse in schools
- abuse involving scout leaders and other youth organisations
In the past the fact that the assault or abuse occurred many years ago could have prevented victims from bringing a civil claim. However, as a result of a landmark decision in the House of Lords case A v Hoare , a victim of historic abuse or assault can bring a claim for abuse compensation even if it did not take place within the normal three year limitation period. This case has enabled victims of historic sexual abuse and sexual assault to seek justice. Incidents that may have occurred many years previously or even in childhood may still be actionable, opening the door to many victims who would have previously been out of time to bring their claim for compensation.
We can also assist you with a claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This may be an option where the perpetrator does 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.
We deal with abuse claims on a no win, no fee basis. Where appropriate we can also apply for public funding on your behalf.
We deal with CICA claims on a contingency fee basis, with fees capped at 25% of the award.
To speak to one of our sexual abuse lawyers in total confidence, please call us on our freephone 0808 139 1597 for a FREE, no obligation assessment of your case.