There are two types of claims you can make for child abuse – a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) claim or a civil claim against the defendant through the Courts. We show the amounts of compensation that can be awarded in both types of claims below.
The amount of compensation you can receive from a child abuse claim varies based on several factors, including:
- The type and amount of abuse you have suffered
- The length of time the abuse took place
- The psychological effects of the abuse
- The costs of appropriate psychological therapy
- Loss of earnings, if the abuse you suffered caused you a disadvantage on the open labour market
Due to the delicate matters involved in child abuse cases, nobody can accurately value a claim at the outset of a case and every case will be different. However, our Abuse Claims Solicitors can estimate how much compensation your claim could be worth once we have had the opportunity to assess your case. To assess the value of your claim, it’s important that we obtain as much evidence as possible in each of the above categories, including social care and medical records.
For a free confidential consultation and free legal advice contact our Abuse Claims Solicitors. Ask about Legal Aid or if we can deal with your case on a No Win, No Fee basis. We understand that access to legal support is crucial for survivors pursuing compensation and funding options like this make sure that financial constraints don’t stop survivors from seeking the justice that they deserve.