If you were subjected to sexual abuse, assault or rape as a child, you may be entitled to claim an award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA is a government funded organisation that makes payments to the victims of violent crime which includes sexual assault, abuse and rape.
The abuse may have been over a period of time or a one off incident; it may have been committed by a teacher, a church official, a friend of the family or even a family member.
Regardless of the circumstances of the attack you are entitled to seek an award of compensation for the assault.
The CICA has a requirement that all applications are lodged within two years of the offence being committed. The CICA are quite strict with this requirement and rarely relax this rule but when they do it is usually in relation to crimes of sexual assault/abuse or rape. They understand that, quite often, people who have been abused don’t want to come forward, and it can be a number of years before they are capable of speaking to the police.
Such claims are not straightforward and, when making your application, you may want help and assistance from someone with the expertise, experience and knowledge to make sure that you get the award you deserve.
Here at Criminal Injury Claims Advice we can help you.
For a free and confidential initial chat and review of your potential claim get in touch with us today:
- call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804, We will listen in complete confidence and give you the best advice regarding the strength of your claim and how much you may be entitled to. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide if you want to proceed with your application to the CICA. If you do; we are here for you and can help.
- email 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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