Child abuse is a deeply distressing and life-altering experience that no one should ever have to face. If you or a loved one have been a victim of child abuse, we understand the impact it can have on your life. At Switalskis, we’re committed to helping survivors of child abuse seek the justice and support they deserve.
We firmly believe that survivors should not only have their voices heard, but also receive the compensation they are owed. This can help them to access the support they need to rebuild their lives. The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a vital avenue for obtaining that compensation, and we’re here to make sure that you understand the process and your rights.
Our solicitors understand that the journey towards justice and healing can be overwhelming, but you don't have to go through it alone. We’re here to support you, providing not only legal advice but also a caring and empathetic approach.
We understand that making a CICA claim for child abuse is an incredibly sensitive process. Our role is to guide you through this difficult journey, providing the legal expertise and emotional support you need. We're not just solicitors; we're people who care deeply about your wellbeing.
We know that you've been through a lot. With Switalskis on your side, you won’t have to go through the next steps alone. Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience in dealing with the CICA. That means we can guide you through the claims process and make it as simple and comfortable as possible for you.
Our first priority is to listen to you. We'll get to know your situation, so we can provide the most effective support. We'll help you gather evidence, submit your application, and even represent you in a tribunal if necessary. Our ultimate goal is to get you the financial help you deserve, but we're also here to help you find closure and peace.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a government organisation in the UK that exists to help people who have been victims of crimes, including child abuse. It provides compensation to victims to help them cope with the physical and emotional aftermath of a crime. This compensation is designed to assist with medical bills, counselling and any financial losses you may have experienced.
The CICA is a way for the government to provide financial help to assist with your recovery. It's an avenue for seeking compensation that's separate from any criminal proceedings, offering a more straightforward path towards support and restitution.
Child abuse can take various forms, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse. These are recognised as violent crimes under the law. If you’ve experienced child abuse, it’s important to know that you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation through the CICA.
The CICA scheme is intended for situations in which all other options have failed to give you a fair level of compensation. For example, your abuser may have died or have insufficient assets to compensate you. If an organisation was liable, it may no longer exist. However, whether you claim against an abuser, an organisation or the CICA scheme is a decision that will be made much further down the line. For any child abuse claim, the first steps remain the same - reaching out to discuss your circumstances and getting the advice that you need. We can advise you on whom to claim against at the appropriate time.
To make a CICA claim for child abuse, you must meet specific eligibility criteria. Understanding these is important when considering whether to make a claim through CICA rather than another avenue. Here, we break down the criteria:
If you're unsure about whether you can make a claim, we’re here to provide guidance and advice on your specific circumstances. Get in touch with Switalskis and we’ll have a sensitive discussion of your situation, and be able to tell you about whether or not you’ll be able to claim.
Making a CICA claim for child abuse involves several steps:
The CICA claims process can be complicated, but our solicitors are here to guide you through every step, making sure you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
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At Switalskis, we take immense pride in the work we do, helping survivors of child abuse to find justice and move forward. Over the years, our commitment has been recognised through various awards and accreditations. Here's a quick look at some of our achievements, so you know you're working with a team you can trust.
We're committed to providing expert, caring legal advice for people considering CICA child abuse claims. If you're ready to take the next step, we're here for a no-obligation chat.
Feel free to get in touch with us by calling 0800 138 0458 or by contacting us through the website.