If you have been the victim of rape or sexual assault you may wish to claim compensation and damages for your injuries whether they are physical or mental. We can give you the advice and assistance you need.
As a victim and survivor of sexual assault and or rape, there are three possible methods of claiming the compensation that you deserve.
Application for an award to the CICA.
You are entitled to claim an award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA is a government-funded organisation that makes payment to the victims of violent crimes and this includes payment to the victims of rape and sexual assault.
Make a civil claim against your attacker direct.
You can sue the person who attacked you and claim compensation in the same way that you would sue someone who had crashed into you. The principle is the same; you have suffered injury and loss as a result of their actions and you are entitled to make recovery for such.
Such cases can be problematic as any compensation will have to come from your attacker’s personal wealth/property/pension as they will not have insurance to cover their illegal actions.
Make a civil claim against your attacker’s employers (your employer)
If you were assaulted by a colleague it may be possible to bring a claim against your employers for the actions of another employee.
Such a claim can only be brought in certain circumstances however it does allow you to make recovery of any compensation as the payment will be made by your employer’s insurers rather than have to claim it from an individual where recovery may be difficult as they will not have insurance to cover such.
Make a civil claim against your attacker’s employers (not your employer)
In some cases, you may be able to bring your claim against your attacker’s employer if it can be shown that there is a link between the employment and the assault e.g. you were sexually assaulted by a doctor while undergoing a medical examination.
Regardless of your options or intentions, we can give you the advice and assistance you need.
To see how we can help get in touch with us today:
- call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804, we will listen with complete confidentiality and give you the best advice as regards the strength of your claim and how much you may be awarded. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide whether you want to proceed with your application to the CICA. If you do; we are here for you and we can help.
- email us your contact details with as much information as you want to give us and we will call or email you; just let us know what works best for you. Email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
- pop your details in the contact box on the top right of this page and we will get back to you for a free, confidential chat to see how we can help you.
Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to worry about the cost of bringing your claim.
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