How Could Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds Help You?

This guide discusses how sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds could help you claim criminal injury compensation. A solicitor may be able to take on your case if you meet the eligibility criteria to make a criminal injury claim. We discuss these later in our guide after highlighting the services a solicitor could provide.

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How Could Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds Help You?

There are different avenues you could take to seek compensation for sexual abuse, including directly against at the perpetrator, or against a vicariously liable third party, such as a school who failed to uphold their duty of care. If neither of these avenues is viable, you could make your claim via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which deals with claims from victims of violent crimes in Great Britain. For the purpose of this guide, we will be focusing on the process of making a claim via the CICA. 

Later in our guide, we explore the evidence you may need to provide when claiming through the CICA. We also look at how compensation payouts are assigned a value and the factors that could influence how much you’re owed. 

To conclude, this guide looks at the benefits of instructing a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis, should you have an eligible criminal injury claim and want to ensure it runs smoothly.

Contact our team of advisors today if you have any questions or require any other information. You can get in touch now by:

  • Calling on the phone number above
  • Competing our ‘Contact Us‘ form to claim online
  • Speaking with us directly using the live chat feature on our website

Browse Our Guide

  1. How Could Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds Help You?
  2. When Can You Claim Through The CICA For Sexual Abuse?
  3. What Evidence Can Help Support CICA Claims?
  4. Potential Compensation For A Sexual Abuse Claim
  5. Use No Win No Fee Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds To Claim
  6. Learn More About How To Claim For CICA Compensation

How Could Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds Help You?

If you are eligible to begin a criminal injury claim via the CICA, you might benefit from instructing one of the sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds from our panel. Some of the services they could offer include:

  • Helping you collect evidence to support your criminal injury claim.
  • Undertaking important claims correspondence throughout the process.
  • Providing you with an insight into how a value could be assigned to your case.
  • Presenting your case in a manner that is both organised and professional.

Contact our team of advisors now to discover the validity of your case. If deemed eligible, our advisors may offer to pass you over to a solicitor from our panel.

When Can You Claim Through The CICA For Sexual Abuse?

In order to begin a criminal injury compensation claim for sexual abuse through the CICA, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must have suffered an injury as a result of a violent crime, which can include sexual assault, as defined by the CICA.
  • You must have reported the incident to the police.
  • The incident must have occurred in Great Britain or another relevant place.
  • You must begin your claim within the time limits set out by the CICA.

To find out if you meet the eligibility requirements and whether one of the sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds from our panel can help you seek compensation, please call an advisor on the number above. They can also discuss the time limits for sexual abuse claims with you.

What Evidence Can Help Support CICA Claims?

In addition to satisfying the criteria outlined in the previous section, you may need to provide the following evidence to make a sexual abuse compensation application through the CICA:

  • The police reference number you were given to show that you made a police report of the incident
  • Documents that outline you satisfy the residency requirements to make a criminal injury claim
  • Medical evidence to show you suffered an injury that can be compensated for.
  • Evidence of any monetary losses.

One of the sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds from our panel could assist you in gathering evidence necessary to support your CICA claim. To learn if you could be eligible to instruct a solicitor to represent your case, you can contact an advisor on the number above.

Potential Compensation For A Sexual Abuse Claim

Settlements awarded following successful sexual abuse claims can include compensation for the injury you suffered as a result of the violent crime. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 contains a tariff of injuries which lists set amounts. This is used to help assign value to your claim. 

If you have two or more injuries, you could be entitled to the following:

  • The full tariff amount for the most highly value injury.
  • 30% of the full tariff amount for the second most highly valued injury, or the injury with an equal value.
  • 15% of the full tariff amount for the third most highly valued injury, or the injury with an equal value.

The Scheme only allows for payment to be made for up to three injuries but additional tariff payments could be made if you lost a foetus, became pregnant, or contracted an STI because of the assault.

Compensation Table

Please find some of the fixed amounts from the tariff of injuries in the table below.

HarmDetailsCompensation
Sexual Offence - Victim Is A ChildNon-consensual penile penetration of the vagina, anus and/or mouth resulting in serious internal bodily injury with a severe mental illness that has been confirmed by a medical professional.£44,000
Non-consensual penile penetration of the vagina, anus and/or mouth resulting in serious internal bodily injuries.£22,000
One incident of non-consensual penile penetration of the vagina, anus and/or mouth.£11,000
Sexual Offence - Victim Is Any AgeSexual assault resulting in serious internal bodily injuries.£22,000
A pattern of repeated frequent severe abuse either by one or more attackers over a period of 3 or more years.£8,200
Other PaymentsSexually transmitted infection excluding, for example, Hepatitis B or C or HIV where a recovery of a substantial nature has been made.£5,500

Learn more about how criminal injury compensation is calculated by calling an advisor on the number above.

Claiming For Monetary Losses

You could also receive a loss of earnings payment if you have needed to take time off work as a result of the violent crime. Also, you could receive a special expenses payment for costs that you have incurred as a result of your injury.

There are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for these payments. If you work with one of the sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds from our panel, they can help you understand whether you’re eligible to receive payments for monetary losses.

For more information on how a solicitor could help or how CICA payouts are calculated, contact our team of advisors now.

Use No Win No Fee Sexual Abuse Solicitors For Leeds To Claim

You might benefit from instructing sexual assault solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis if you have an eligible case and want expert advice. The sexual abuse claims solicitors from our panel offer a Conditional Fee Agreement. This type of No Win No Fee contract typically means:

  • You won’t pay upfront fees to begin instruction.
  • You won’t pay ongoing costs to your solicitor for their services as the claim continues. 
  • If your case doesn’t win, you won’t have to pay your solicitor for their services.
  • Your solicitor will take a success fee from your compensation if the claim wins. This fee is taken as a percentage which is legally capped, ensuring you keep the majority of your settlement.

To find out if you can work with a solicitor from our panel, contact our team of advisors now for a free case assessment by:

  • Calling us on the phone number above
  • Competing our ‘Contact Us‘ form to claim online
  • Speaking with us directly using the live chat feature on our website

Learn More About How To Claim For CICA Compensation

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We hope this guide has answered your questions about how sexual abuse solicitors for Leeds could help you claim criminal injury compensation. If you have any other questions, please contact an advisor on the number above.

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