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This serious problem can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse and can be due to neglect, lack of restraint or failure to provide appropriate services and treatment. Children and other members of Society including adults with learning disabilities are vulnerable to abuse which often occurs wherever there is a power imbalance in a relationship such as in residential care homes, respite and day care organisations and schools. These organisations have in the past been a magnet for paedophiles and not only can the person committing the child abuse be held responsible for any harm done to an innocent victim but the employer can also be held responsible if they have failed to act reasonably either in their pre employment checks or by failing to adequately respond to other complaints of child abuse. For advice at no cost from a child abuse compensation solicitor just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our solicitors offices and we will speak to you on the telephone with no further obligation.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Awards

Significant numbers of adults throughout the United Kingdom are now coming forward to police officers and solicitors which is resulting in numerous criminal convictions and lengthy jail sentences that are subsequently giving rise to claims for compensation in the County Court. In many instances where a person has suffered an injury, as a result of a crime of violence, a claim can be made to the CICA however, the amount of compensation for this serious trauma can be relatively small compared to that awarded in the civil courts. The CICA uses a tariff scheme for determining the amount of compensation and does not pay out to claimants who have certain recent criminal convictions.

No Win No Fee & Legal Aid

Legal aid is available to pursue a claim for compensation for child abuse in the civil courts however Legal Aid is means tested and for those who do not qualify it may be possible to pursue a claim using the no win no fee scheme, the full terms of which will be explained by your solicitor. Our child abuse compensation solicitors can advise on other methods of funding claims for trauma compensation including Trade Union Legal Aid which may be available to members and "before the event" insurance which may be included in other policies of insurance that you already have which we will outline to you as appropriate.

Time Limits

Claims for compensation for personal injury in the civil courts must usually be settled or legal proceedings must have been issued within three years of the injury occurring or of the injury being discovered however judges have unfettered discretion to extend the three year period and frequently do so in these type of claims. Claims for compensation to the CICA must normally be made within 2 years of the event however there are special rules for child abuse.

Child Abuse Compenation Solicitors

Our child abuse compensation solicitors offer advice at no cost on making a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and we will telephone you with no obligation. We work on a completely risk free no win no fee basis and we make no charge for our service unless you succeed in claiming compensation. If you initial application to the CICA is rejected we will apply to the independent Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel (CICAP) at no extra cost to you and if an appeal is unsuccessful you will not be charged one penny. We are not a claims management company and you will not be asked to take out any loans or buy any insurance and you will not have to fund or finance your claim in any respect as it proceeds. The CICA do not pay legal charges and if your child abuse claim is successful there will be a deduction from the monies paid to you to cover the cost of legal representation. Do yourself justice and give us a call.

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7119


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