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Sexual Abuse Compensation

Sexual Abuse Compensation

For many victims of sexual abuse, coming forward, talking about what they have been through and standing up to the perpetrator can be an intimidating prospect. Many suffer in silence and struggle with ongoing trauma. We understand that no amount of compensation can take away the pain and suffering you endured but it can help you to begin to move on and look to the future.

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and urge males and females who have been subjected to such abuse to come forward, to receive any help they need and the justice they deserve. HNK has a team of experienced solicitors who specialise in dealing with sexual abuse cases. We know people can find it difficult to talk about what happened to them that’s why all our solicitors are highly trained to handle each case sensitively, with care and discretion.

Step 1

Get in touch using our contact forms or any details provided throughout the site.

Step 2

We arrange a free consultation with you to discuss the case

Step 3

If accepted we will action your case on a no win no fee basis.

We provide you with a dedicated case handler who will work in a way to suit your needs and can arrange any help or support you need to guide you through this difficult time. We offer a no-win, no-fee service and ensure the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Unfortunately, sexual abuse is quite common in the UK, particularly in children. Our expert lawyers are experienced in dealing with high profile cases and have been successful in obtaining compensation for numerous people who have been victims of such incidents.

Types of sexual abuse cases

HNK has experience in dealing with all types of sexual abuse including the following:

 

  • Rape
  • Grooming
  • Sex trafficking
  • Paedophile rings
  • Child sex abuse
  • Psychological trauma (including threats of sexual abuse)
  • Voyeurism and indecent exposure
  • Unwanted touching and molestation
  • Abuse from those in positions of power

Making a sexual abuse claim

If you have been sexually abused in any way, you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Our sexual abuse claims team can support those who have suffered sexual abuse by people who are employed or working in positions of power or trust, such as doctors, police officers, care workers, teachers, a colleague or an employer. We will ensure the guilty person and the organisation are held responsible for their actions.

We also have a team of dedicated CICA claims specialists who can pursue claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. This means you can even pursue a claim against individuals who have died, or if the perpetrator was never caught, identified or convicted

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Get in touch

Fill out the below form and one of our advisors will get in touch to arrange a consultation about your claim.


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HNK Solicitors secure £84,734 in unlawful arrest claim

At HNK Solicitors, we have an experienced and dedicated action against the police department. We are highly experienced in helping clients to claim compensation after they have suffered mistreatment or misconduct by the police. We recently accepted instruction on an unlawful arrest claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Demi Drury, Senior Associate and Head of the action against the police department handled the case. The client, who will be referred to as M, came to...
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How we can help

If you have suffered sexual abuse and are unsure what to do, contact HNK today and we will arrange a free no-obligation consultation to talk through your case and advise you on the best steps forward. We can talk over the phone, at our office or in your home, wherever you feel most comfortable.

 

Don’t suffer in silence any longer – taking legal action against your abuser can be the first step towards achieving closure and moving forward with your life.

 

We can also arrange any necessary rehabilitation needs such as counselling or therapy in order to ensure you have the best chance of recovering from your ordeal and enabling you to move on with your life.

 

We have helped thousands of victims all over England, Scotland and Wales secure compensation after they have suffered sexual abuse. It can be daunting to come forward after suffering sexual abuse, but we are here to support you through it and can provide you with advice, guidance and any extra help you may need.

Free Consultation

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where we will help assess your claim with discretion and sensitivity and offer honest advice. .

No-win-no-fee

We can offer a no-win, no-fee service which means it costs you nothing upfront to pursue your claim and if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay a penny.

Trained experts

All our sexual abuse lawyers are highly trained to deal with these sensitive cases with care and consideration. They have years of experience in dealing with sexual abuse claims and applications to the CICA and want to help you get the compensation you deserve, so you can rest assured they have your best interests at heart.
FAQ

Is there a time limit on when I can make a sexual abuse claim?

The timeframe for making a sexual abuse claim is usually 3 years from the date of the abuse, or 3 years from the date you turn 18. Given the difficulties victims suffer in coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse, the Court is often understanding of cases being brought out of time and there can be some exceptions to this rule due to the high sensitivity of this kind of offence.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in pursuing cases ‘out of time’ and understand the evidence required in support of such cases. We will assist you in approaching your case in the best way to achieve a positive outcome.

What if the abuser is deceased, can I still claim compensation?

Each case is specific to its own facts however depending on the abuser in question, it is still possible to pursue compensation from their estate or their employer if you were abused by someone in a working capacity e.g. a care home worker, teacher, a member or employee of a church, government worker etc.

If the abuser did not have any means to pursue compensation and did not abuse his position in an employment capacity then we would advise you to claim compensation under the CICA scheme, which we can do on your behalf.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

Some claims can be settled in a few months, but more complex cases may take longer. Timescales vary from case to case, dependent on the amount of evidence needed and the severity of your injuries. We find that more complex cases take around 12 – 18 months to conclude. HNK Solicitors will ensure you are kept regularly updated about your case’s progress, no matter how long it takes for you to get justice. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and will keep you informed every step of the way.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation received varies from case to case. It all depends on several factors including the seriousness of the abuse, the extent of your injuries, the impact the abuse has on your life and your loss of earnings. Our team will get to know you and your circumstances and ensure we get the amount of compensation you need and deserve.

The compensation you receive should cover:

• The pain and suffering you’ve endured due to your abuse
• Any long-term consequences of your injury
• Treatment fees such as rehabilitation, counselling and therapy
• Loss of earnings from having to take time off work or being unable to work at all

How long does it take?

Timescales vary from case to case, dependent on the amount of evidence that is needed and the severity of the crime and injurie suffered. HNK Solicitors will ensure you are kept regularly updated about your case’s progress, no matter how long it takes for you to get justice. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and will keep you informed every step of the way.

In relation to applications to the CICA, there is no specific timescale that the CICA works too but they try to aim to make a decision on applications within 1 year. It can take longer in more complex cases where high-value settlements are required. We find that for more complex cases it usually takes on average 24 months for a case to conclude.

Can I claim on behalf of a child?

Children are entitled to pursue compensation however an adult has to make a claim on their behalf. The adult will act as what is known as a litigation friend.

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