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Compensation for sexual abuse or assault

Making a claim following sexual abuse including historical abuse

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault or period of sexual and /or physical abuse, either as an adult or a child you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Our specialist team can guide you through the process and handle your case with care and in complete confidence. Call us for a no obligation discussion about your case, we will confirm your options and discuss your entitlement to claim.

It is very common for victims (particularly in relation to childhood abuse) to keep what happened to themselves and many choose to come forward some time later as adults. Even if the sexual assault or abuse took place years ago, you may still be eligible to claim compensation either by way of a CICA application or perhaps a civil claim against an organisation you may hold accountable for your pain and suffering.

Types of claim for sexual assault and abuse

  1. Isolated incidents

    There are many circumstances of sexual assault that can occur as a one off incident. This can include instances of rape and other types of sexual offences.

  2. Periods of abuse

    Sexual and/or physical abuse can go on for a number of months and years. This can include child abuse, domestic abuse and often involves members of the same family.

Under the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) scheme, sexual abuse compensation can be made for sexual assault/ abuse and/or psychological injuries.

For an informal and confidential chat about making a claim for sexual assault and/ or abuse, please contact one of our experienced advisors on 01423 593 002 or alternatively please complete our online contact form.

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Helpful Contacts

There are many groups which can offer further help and support for victims of sexual assault and abuse. Please see the following links for more information:

Published: 14 October 2015
Updated: 20 November 2015