If you’re not sure if you have a case or you need more information, our team of expert solicitors have many years of experience in bringing compensation claims for abuse survivors. We can help determine the best route for a survivor of abuse, assault or neglect to take to secure compensation for the harm they experienced
Usually you have 3 years to bring a claim but this can be (and often is) extended – seek legal advice.
The individual who abused you or the organisation responsible for the abuser.
Expert evidence will confirm the impact of the abuse on you, to value your claim.
If we can establish a case, we’ll contact the Defendant setting out the details and invite them to reply.
The parties argue their cases before a Judge, who will decide the outcome.
You’ll receive compensation from the Defendant and a contribution towards your legal costs.
If you are unhappy with the Judge’s decision you can file an appeal (usually within 21 days of the court’s decision)
You must claim within two years of the assault, reporting the abuse to the police or by your 20th birthday (whichever is later).
You have to report the abuse to the Police and assist with any criminal investigation. There does not have to be a conviction.
If you lived under the same roof as the perpetrator before 1979 then you could not pursue a CICA claim – this rule has now been abolished.
Visit their website or call 0300 003 3601. Give them as much information as possible. If your mental health has suffered or you have lost earnings as a result of the abuse, say so.
If your application is successful CICA make you an offer based on their tariff scheme. If you suffered psychiatric injury ensure that the CICA arrange for you to see a psychiatrist.
You have 56 days to ask for the offer to be reviewed. If there are additional losses, such as lost earnings, you may wish to consult a solicitor. If you do not agree with the Review decision you have 90 days to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal.
Want to talk to one of our experienced lawyers? We can call when it suits you for a no-obligation, strictly confidential chat.
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