Historical sex abuse

Claims for the victims of historic sex abuse 

If you have been the victim of historic sex abuse then we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

By definition, the abuse took place many years ago and therefore comes with its own issues, problems and complexities that may well need to be dealt with.

More often than not the abuse was carried out, or facilitated in an institutional setting such as a school, church or sporting institution. Victims of institutional abuse have the opportunity to bring either a civil claim or make an application to the CICA for a compensation award.  Usually, it is advisable to pursue both avenues so as to increase the chances of obtaining compensation.

We appreciate that no amount of compensation can ever undo the pain and suffering caused, however, it can help you to move forward or to start a new life, possibly retrain or return to education, or simply feel that someone has finally listened.

What you can claim as a victim of historic abuse

nwnfboxYour enquiry will be dealt with in a sympathetic, confidential and professional manner to provide you with the advice needed to help you make the decision on whether to pursue the matter further.

We would look to claim compensation for the mental trauma and any long-term mental health problems that may have been caused by the abuse.

We will also claim for any physical injuries caused by the abuse.

If as a result of the abuse such as a reduced or limited ability to work we would include a claim lost income both past and future. This would be as well as any other financial losses that you may have occurred. If you needed or have already undergone treatment or counselling we would include the cost of this as part of your claim.

Start your claim today.

Speaking to a stranger about your abuse can be traumatic, we understand this and will treat you with the respect and empathy you deserve. All enquiries are confidential and we do not record our calls.

Normally there is a three-year window to bring a claim however this is not so straightforward in matters of historical abuse; no matter when it occurred call us and we can advise.

For a free and confidential initial chat about a possible claim, 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. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide if you want to proceed with your 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
  • pop your details in the contact box on the top right of this page and we will get back to you for a free, confidential chat to see how we can help you.

So that you don’t have to worry about legal fees your claim can be dealt with on a no win no fee basis.


Here to Help When You Need Us Most.



Mike Massen is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.