For many victims of abuse, standing up to the perpetrator can be an intimidating prospect – especially when abuse has been inflicted by someone in a position of trust, such as a family member or friend.
In some cases crimes of such a serious nature are reported to the police immediately, but for many reasons those targeted also often suffer in silence because of the sheer the amount of physical or emotional pain inflicted. Although domestic and family violence is more commonly associated with acts of bullying or aggressive behaviour carried out within the home, it can refer to abusive acts of a sexual nature also.
Typically, this type of abuse is committed by a partner, family member or loved one, but in some instances, particularly those where abuse has been inflicted during childhood, it may have been carried out by a family friend, neighbour or somebody a child comes into regular, unsupervised contact with.
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Specialists in CICA Abuse Claims
We have helped thousands of innocent victims of abuse and assault secure compensation for criminal injuries whilst providing support they need to get their life back on track. As the leading criminal injury law ﬁrm, we work closely with the CICA to secure you the compensation and justice you deserve.
- All initial consultations are free and cases are pursued on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis so there’s no financial risk to you.
- Our lawyers can maximise your chances of success in the quickest time possible.
- We know that no amount of money can ever make up for how your life has been affected, but taking legal action can be the first step towards achieving some sort of closure.
- We can take the stress away and chase for updates on a regular and persistent basis.
We are proud to partner Coram, who are committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. They support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.
Making an Abuse Claim
Whether you’ve been the victim of physical, mental or sexual abuse; you are entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Whilst our abuse claims teams support those abused by people who are employed and working in positions of trust for organisations (which are then held responsible for their actions), we also have a team of dedicated CICA claims specialists who are able to pursue claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
This means claims can be pursued even if those carrying out the abuse have since died – particularly in cases where there is not an organisation at fault for failing to protect you.
CICA claims can also be successful in some cases where police have not prosecuted individuals, or if the alleged perpetrator has not been found guilty in a criminal court. If you’ve been abused in any way and you’re unsure what to do, don’t suffer in silence any longer – get in touch with our expert solicitors and discover how we can help you bring a CICA abuse claim.
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How much will my claim cost?
All CICA abuse cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.