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Levels of compensation for victims of rape and sexual assault (male)

If you have been the victim of rape or sexual assault then you can look to make a claim for your injuries both mental and physical as well as any financial losses that you may have incurred.

Cohen Cramer Solicitors can help you claim your compensation; usually this will be the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) although in certain circumstances you may be able to claim directly from your attacker if they have sufficient funds to cover any award made against them. You may also be able to claim against your attacker’s employers if the attack was carried out while they were carrying out their work and there was a connection of care, for example if you were assaulted by a nurse while in hospital or teacher while at school.

Money can never undo the harm and damage done by a sexual assault or rape but it can help give a sense a closure and feeling that someone has listened to you.

The amount of compensation paid depends upon on the frequency and degree of the attack/abuse and the age of the victim.

The CICA have a ‘one-size’ fits all tariff based system for valuing claims and they are as follows

A single incident of sexual assault without penetration and over your clothing will attract an award of £1000.00 whereas one incident of full penetrative rape will attract an award of £11,000.00, abuse over a longer period can attract an award as high as £33,000.00 with various levels in-between depending on the above mentioned factors.

In addition, compensation can be awarded for:

  • Physical/Internal injuries resulting from the attack
  • STD’s resulting from the attack
  • Psychological damage (in limited cases)
  • Lost income if the period of absence exceeds 28 weeks

If you bring a claim against your attacker direct or against their employer then your claim is based upon the facts of your case as opposed to the ‘one-size’ fills all approach.

To see if 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

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