Sexual abuse is the act of forcing a person to perform a sexual act on another or on themselves against their will. Sexual assault is sexual abuse that occurs infrequently or immediately. It is a heinous crime that not only injures the abused physically and mentally but can also have a massive impact on the rest of their lives.
Our mission at CICA UK is to get compensation using the CICA scheme to help victims and achieve justice for those who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.
Sexual Abuse Compensation
If you have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted over a period of time or as an isolated incident you could claim with CICA UK for compensation. This compensation can help with recovering from the experience and help to recover financial losses, pay for therapy, counselling or whatever support you need.
Our specialist team of sexual abuse solicitors can guide you all the way from the start to the end of a claim and remove much of the stress from the process.
Sexual abuse and assault is an atrocious experience to be put through and claiming for compensation can help you get justice and move on with your life.
If you’ve been abused or assaulted contact us today and help us try and put things right. Call our offices for a confidential chat about your sexual abuse claim today on 0151 242 5111 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Am I able to make a claim?
Making a claim with the criminal injury compensation authority has some requirements, generally the time limit is either 2 years after the incident or 2 years after it has been reported. There can be special exceptions however if you were simply unable to report it due to fearing for your safety or too traumatised to do it. If the incident has been reported to the Police then you will have to make a claim no later than 2 years after reporting. If you have already made a claim regarding the incident you can’t make another claim.
Types of Sexual Abuse and Assault
Rape is forced penetrative sexual intercourse including vaginal, anal or oral penetration either by another person, persons or an object. Another way to describe rape is non consenting intercourse. If the victim says no or is not in the position to be able to give consent, it is rape. Examples of such incidents are because of alcohol and drug influence or if the abused does not have the mental capacity to give consent due to disabilities. If a person is under the legal consenting age and gives consent it is still classed as child rape.
Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives who have a consanguinity (blood relation) relationship. Consent does not play a part in incest being illegal.
Sexual exploitation is a term that covers different types of abuse. Sexual exploitation can describe child sexual abuse where the abuser coerces the child to perform a sex act on them or themselves. Exploitation can also be used to describe a person in a position of power exploiting another such as a teacher, doctor, police officer and so on.
Who am I claiming against?
Under the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme 2012 a victim of sexual abuse may be able to claim against the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a common route to take for those with abusers who have not been convicted or cases without concrete evidence.
How we can help
At CICA UK we are experienced sexual abuse and assault compensation solicitors who understand the stress and trauma surrounding the subject and how difficult it must be to have gone through the abuse. We will listen to what has happened and keep all communications confidential.
Our clients’ needs are our primary concern and we will make sure not to add any more trauma to an already difficult situation by listening to your needs and always respecting your wishes.
Ultimately, our goal is to make sure you are compensated for the appalling experience you’ve endured through financial means, an apology or simply by holding those responsible accountable.
If you feel ready to take action then please get in touch with us and tell your story. You can do this by calling 0151 242 5111, using the contact form or by sending an email to info@CICA-uk.co.uk