Compensation for rape victims

Rape crime in the UK is on the increase. If you have been the victim of a non-consensual sexual assault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Are you entitled to claim?

It is possible that you can make a compensation claim to the CICA if you satisfy the following criteria:

  1. You reported the rape or sexual assault to the police within a reasonable timeframe
  2. You then cooperated with the police at all times
  3. You apply for compensation within 2 years of the crime OR your report of the crime to the police.
  4. A claim can be made without instructing a solicitor or legal advisor.

We offer a No win No fee service to victims of crime who prefer to have legal representation when claiming through the CICA scheme. If you instruct us to handle your claim and you receive compensation, we charge 25% of any award inclusive of VAT. In the event that your case does not result in any award being paid we will make no charge. Please also view your cancellation rights.

Case example: An award of £11,000 would result in a fee of £2750 leaving a net sum of £8250 compensation payable. If a case fails and no award is paid, no fee would be payable to us.

It does not matter if medical attention was not sought after the incident.

Advice for victims of rape or non-consensual sex

The crime of sexual violence can take many forms. For the victims there is only one definition that matters; rape is forced unwanted sexual activity for which no consent has been given.

There are many different kinds of rape and if you have suffered in any one of the following situations you may be able to claim compensation:

  • A violent sexual attack by a stranger
  • Rape within marriage / relationships
  • Date rape
  • Forced marriage
  • Sex trafficking or exploitation
  • Ritual abuse.

For help and emotional support following rape crime please take a look at our resource pages.

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