child sexual and physical abuse

If you have been the victim of child abuse, sexual or physical,then we can provide  you with legal help, advice and assistance for your claim for compensation and damages.

Child abuse doesn’t just happen in the home, it can happen in school, while in care or anywhere where an adult has regular contact with children.

Victims of abuse are often made to feel that the abuse is their fault and so they keep quiet about what is being done to them; it is never their fault. The power of the abuser often means that their actions go undiscovered for years leaving behind them many wrecked lives.

Cohen Cramer Solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve and the compensation you are entitled to. We are experts at dealing with such claims and we have helped many victims to become survivors, we can help you.

To find out how we can help get in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7804 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

We know that money can’t replace a shattered childhood or take away the pain and memories but it can help you to start to rebuild a new life for yourself.

Claims can be brought in a number of ways:

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) pays compensation to the victims of crime and that includes abuse to children. The CICA require that any claim is lodged within two years of the attack however they do have a discretion to extend this period in certain circumstances. CICA claims are used for bringing claims when your attacker would not have the means to pay any award made against them if a private (civil) claim was made against them.

If your abuser was in a position of trust such as a teacher, doctor or member of the church and they took advantage of their position to abuse you then you can look to make a claim against their employers insurers. There is normally a three year limit for bringing such claim however the courts do have a discretion to extend this period in certain circumstances such the conviction of your abuser.

It may be that your abuse was a result of being placed in the hands of an abuser by the local authority or other body and they failed to notice or act upon information that could have led to you being removed to a place of safety where you would not be abused.

Regardless of the cause of your abuse we will help you claim the compensation you deserve.

This will include:

  • compensation for your pain and suffering
  • treatment and care you may need as a result of the abuse
  • lost income if the mental impact of the abuse has affected your ability to work or your career path
  • all other losses resulting from the abuse.

To see how we can help you:

  • call: 0113 224 7804 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

For the Quality Legal Service you deserve.

All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence and we almost certainly be able to deal with your case on a either a contingency fee basis for CICA claims or on a  ‘No Win – No Fee’  basis if the claim is brought against an individual or their employer’s insurers.

For the quality legal service you deserve.