Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer any kind of sexual abuse in the UK, get in touch with our team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help our clients to make no-win, no-fee legal claims. Whether you’ve been sexually abused at work, at home or elsewhere, our team are here to help you get the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Our specialised personal injury solicitors can work with you to help you understand if you have a viable case.
Whatever kind of abuse you’ve suffered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. You can talk to us about your case in complete confidence. You can talk to one of our no-win, no-fee legal experts today with no obligation. Whether you’re looking for complete legal services or simply professional advice, the Tylers Solicitors team are here for you.
No-Win, No-Fee Sexual Abuse Compensation Claim Guide
Choosing to come forward and seek justice following a sexual abuse compensation claim is incredibly brave. Whether you’ve suffered at the hands of one individual or an organisation, our team are here to help. Any kind of sexual abuse can be horrible to live through, but we could help you to move on with your life.
The first step, if you’re looking to make a claim for sexual abuse compensation, is to get in touch with our team. Our personal injury solicitors specialise in all kinds of abuse claims, including sexual abuse. You can talk to one of our sensitive and understanding solicitors today. We will help you to understand whether you have a viable claim.
During this no-obligation consultation, the solicitor will set out your options. We will also advise you on your next move if you wish to pursue a legal claim. This consultation can be conducted over the phone, if you prefer. If you aren’t comfortable talking about your abuse in person, discussing the event over the phone can be a less traumatic way of explaining your situation to our legal expert.
If you do choose to pursue your sexual abuse compensation claim, the no-win, no-fee team at Tylers can deliver a complete legal service. We can help you to get the money and the justice you need to move on with your life following this traumatic event.
Facts and Statistics About Sexual Abuse in the UK:
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is common in the UK. This is true in both children and adults in all kinds of environments, from schools to workplaces and religious institutions. It is also possible for sexual abuse to occur in the home.
- 5% of Children in the UK Have Been the Victims of Sexual Abuse (NSPCC).
- 473,000 Adults in the UK are Forced to Experience Sexual Abuse Every Year, including:
- 401,000 Women.
- 72,000 Men.
- 90% of Victims Knew the Person Responsible for Their Sexual Abuse.
Sexual Abuse Compensation Amounts
When you’re making a claim for compensation, you’ll be able to claim for a full range of factors. Some of the things to consider when making a claim for sexual assault compensation include:
- General Damages, Pain and Suffering.
- Medical and Travel Expenses.
- Care Costs.
- Long-Term Health Concerns, including Psychological Damage.
The amount of compensation that you receive will be mainly influenced by the severity of your injuries. It is important to understand that the amounts listed below are simply ballpark figures. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on your personal circumstances.
|Type of Sexual Assault Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Head Injuries and Brain Damage (Short-Term to Permanent)||If you’ve sustained any kind of head injury or brain damage during the sexual assault, then you will be able to make a claim for compensation. These injuries can not only be incredibly painful but can have a series of long-term health conditions attached. It is possible for these injuries to cause memory loss, learning difficulties and other issues.||Up to £307,000.|
|Other Physical Injuries||During any kind of penetrative rape or sexual assault, it is possible to suffer a variety of physical injuries. These can be fairly minor but can also cause long-term or even permanent damage. In some cases, it is possible to lose mobility in your limbs or suffer from chronic pain.||Up to £214,350.|
Are You Eligible to Make a Sexual Abuse Claim?
When you do attempt to make a no-win, no-fee sexual abuse compensation claim, it is necessary to prove that another party was responsible. This can be focused on a particular individual or an organisation/business. Some of the most common organisations and businesses that are held responsible include:
- Corporate Businesses.
- A Church or Religious Institution.
- A Care Home, Hospital or Medical Facility.
- The Army, Navy or Airforce.
- A School, College or University.
If you are making a claim against a business or organisation, you’ll be focusing on their negligence towards you. This can include a failure in terms of a duty of care the organisation had towards you. If an organisation has failed to supervise or control its staff, then you will be able to make a claim against both the individual and the business.
In many cases, it will also be necessary to show that you have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of this sexual abuse. This will primarily depend on the testimony of medical professionals, such as doctors and therapists. If you have any questions, your no-win, no-fee solicitor will be able to help you.
What If the Sexual Abuse Happened a Long Time Ago?
In most cases, there is a time limit of three years to make a claim against the person or organisation responsible. Occasionally, this time limit is a little more flexible in complicated cases, or those with mitigating circumstances. Even if the three years has passed, it can be worth seeking advice on the specifics of your situation.
In cases of child abuse, the three-year limit is far more flexible. UK courts and many other legal professionals recognise that there are considerable difficulties which can cause the injured party to delay making a claim for compensation. In terms of child abuse, it is often likely that you will be able to make a claim for up to three years after you turned eighteen. For more accurate and up-to-date information, involving your particular case, talk to one of our no-win, no-fee legal experts today.
How Can Compensation Help You?
There are many different reasons that people in the UK choose to make no-win, no-fee sexual assault claims. The compensation that you could receive following these claims can make a real difference to your life, particularly if you’ve been left with long-term health conditions.
The compensation amount you receive will take a wide range of factors into consideration, including:
- Pain and Suffering Relating to the Sexual Abuse.
- Reimbursement of Medical Expenses, including Psychotherapy.
- Cover Other Expenses, including Damage to Personal Property.
- Loss of Wages, or Loss of Future Earnings.
How Long Do Compensation Claims Take?
Sexual abuse compensation claims tend to be complicated – often a great deal more complicated than traditional personal injury claims. They can take much longer to resolve than normal personal injury cases. If the defendant denies responsibility, attempts to ‘muddy the waters’ or there are no witnesses to the crime, it can extend the claim length.
It can be nearly impossible to predict the length of a compensation claim. The length will entirely depend on your personal circumstances. These claims can, for instance, last for a few months but can often drag on into years if the defendant isn’t willing to accept responsibility.
Make a Compensation Claim for Sexual Abuse Today, With Tylers Solicitors
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can work with you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life. Our specialised team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can work with you to help you understand if you are eligible for compensation.
Over the years, our experienced team of solicitors has helped to bring claims against a wide range of individuals and organisations. Some of the organisations we have helped our clients to tackle have included:
- Care Homes.
- Nursing Homes.
- Boarding Schools.
- Primary Schools, High Schools and Colleges.
- Churches and Religious Institutions.
- Military Organisations.
- Corporate Businesses.
Further Reading on Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims in the UK:
- NSPCC: What is Sexual Abuse?
- NHS Choices: Help After Rape and Sexual Assault
- NHS Choices: Domestic Violence and Abuse
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Sexual Assault Compensation in the UK
If you’re looking for no-win, no-fee legal services in the UK, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. We are proud of our ability to offer reliable personal injury and sexual assault claims to suit your needs. We will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation that you need to move on with your life.
Whether you’ve been the victim or sexual assault or rape, get in touch with our team today. Our sympathetic professional team can help you to get the compensation that you need. We can help you to get the compensation you’re entitled to following any kind of minor or serious abuse, assault or injury. Whether you’ve been attacked by an individual or victimised by an organisation, get in touch today. You can reach our team directly on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form. Just leave us your contact information and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.