If you have been a victim of rape or sexual abuse, coming forward can be a difficult and painful experience. You may have doubts about speaking up, so it’s important to know that it doesn’t matter where it happened, what you were doing or what you were wearing, and your age isn’t a factor.
It was not your fault, and you are entitled to compensation for your suffering.
You are not alone. There are an estimated 473,000 sexual assaults against adults and children every year in England and Wales. Unfortunately, victims often blame themselves for their experiences, meaning that many people do not report the crimes that they’ve endured.
It does not have to be this way. Speak with us to find out how we can help you.
We are Serious Law LLP, a law firm with over 25 years of expertise in dealing with serious criminal injury claims. During this time, we have secured maximum compensation payments from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for a number of our clients. We’ve also successfully reviewed and appealed cases rejected by the CICA at both the first and second instance.
Working for you on a No Win No Fee basis, we guide you through every stage of the process. We care about you and your case, and you’re treated with compassion and understanding. There are no courtrooms; no facing the abuser; no cross-examinations, and we always protect your privacy.
You can choose whether you want to speak to a male or female lawyer, and your point of contact is very easy to get hold of whenever you need advice. Plus, our solicitors cover cases across England and Wales so, if you prefer, we will come to meet you face-to-face at a time and place of your choosing.
Serious Law’s solicitors are specialists in handling the complex process for rape and sexual abuse claims. Through in-depth investigations, witness statements and evidence collection, our team makes sure that we secure the best possible settlement award for you.
Of course, a successful legal case cannot change what happened in the past, but it can help you secure both justice and closure. And whilst no amount of money can mend the pain of abuse, it can go a long way in helping you move forward and rebuild your future.
No two cases are the same, so we will always treat you as an individual. Before getting in touch, you may have some common questions, which we’re happy to help with.
Should I tell the police?
You should tell the police about what happened as soon as you are ready. Their officers will listen to you and treat you with care and respect before starting their investigations.
Who can I claim against?
You can make a claim against the attacker or an organisation that failed in its duty of care to protect you. Whilst most people assume that abusers are strangers, in most cases, victims already know their attacker.
Is there a time limit?
The CICA states that you have two years from the date of the incident to make a claim. However, they understand that abuse is a very sensitive area, so they often make exceptions. Talk to us for more information.
I already have a solicitor. Can I change?
If you already have a lawyer but wish to switch to our team of specialists, you can. Simply get in touch and we will do all the work needed to transfer your case.