Incest and Family Sex Abuse/Rape

If you have been the victim of forced incest or other form of family sexual abuse then you are the victim of a crime of violence and can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for a compensation award.

The CICA is a government funded organisation that makes payments to the victims of violent crime in the UK. Applications can be complex involving an award for physical and mental injury, as well as claims for treatment, care costs and lost income.

Here at Cohen Cramer we have experienced and qualified lawyers who can assist, guide and help you through the procedure and paperwork to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

mikecommittedThe CICA, as a general rule, requires an application to be lodged within two years of the incident. However they do have discretion to waive this requirement. They don’t do it very often, and when they do it usually is in respect of claims for sexual assault or rape. For many reasons the survivors of such attacks sometimes don’t go to the police for many years after the event. The CICA understands this and a well-argued case with supporting evidence can lead to them making an award many years after the assault.

Remember, there does not need to be a conviction of a perpetrator for you to be entitled to claim.

Matters relating to sexual assault, regardless of when they occur, are not straight forward and if you are considering bringing a claim, you may wish to contact us to get the help and assistance you may need to get the award you deserve.

To get the help you need to bring a claim for a financial award from the CICA, 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 on the strength of your claim, and how much you may be entitled to. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide whether to proceed with an 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 rasa@cohencramer.co.uk

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.

Here to help you when you need it most.

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