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I Was Sexually Abused by My Stepfather, Can I Claim Compensation?

By Daniel Archer. Last updated 21st June 2022. If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, this guide can help.

Can You Claim Compensation For Sexual Abuse By A Stepfather?

On this page, you will find a comprehensive and complete guide to the legal process of making a compensation claim for damages if you have been sexually abused by your stepfather. These attacks are catastrophic to a young mind and can cause permanent psychological conditions. This guide contains everything you need to learn about the legal process your solicitor will follow when making a compensation claim in such case.

As an alternative to reading the whole of this page, you can fast forward to making your claim for damages by calling Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today.

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A Guide To Child Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims

Sexually Abused by Stepfather

Sexually Abused by Stepfather Claims Guide

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, this guide can help.

On this page, you are going to find information, details and advice about making a personal injury claim if you have been abused by your stepfather. This guide has been published as an educational tool that will teach you all about the legal process that your solicitor will need to follow in order to successfully make a claim. It contains information such as:

  • A basic definition of what sexual abuse carried out by a stepfather is.
  • Some of the main statistics pertaining to sexual abuse, including sexual abuse by a stepfather for the UK.
  • Info on how every person who has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of their stepfather should be able to claim compensation, and some of the typical reasons for doing so.
  • A look at the process of claiming compensation for sexual abuse if your stepfather was convicted for the offence.
  • Detailed information on the claims process, and how you can claim compensation for sexual abuse on the part of a stepfather using the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
  • A list of the most common types of damages that a settlement for sexual abuse by a stepfather will consist of; this covers both special and general damages.
  • A table that details historic compensation amounts for a range of injuries that could be the result of sexual abuse by a stepfather.
  • Full details of the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that Legal Expert offers to our clients, and why we think this is the best claims service for making a sexual abuse claim.

When you get to the bottom of this guide, if you’re still wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, there is a telephone number in the last section of this guide to contact Legal Expert. We will then do our best to assist you in any way you need.

What Is Sexual Abuse By A Stepfather?

In order to understand the process of making personal injury claims for sexual abuse committed by a stepfather, you need to understand just what sexual abuse is.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), sexual abuse will be deemed to have occurred any time someone is forced to participate in a sexual act. These acts are not limited to physical acts, they can be verbal, or they can even happen while using a social networking site or chat app.

Once you understand just what sexual abuse can comprise of when committed by a stepfather, you will be better equipped to begin the claims process. In the last section of this guide is a phone number, use it to get in touch with us here at Legal Expert so that we can begin to help you.

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

According to 2021 statistics from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), research suggests that around 1 in 20 children in the UK have experienced sexual abuse. Data also showed that the majority of children who experience sexual abuse were abused by someone close to them; this could potentially include their stepfather.

Legal Expert can help children and their parents to claim the maximum level of compensation possible if a child has been sexually assaulted by their stepfather. Check the bottom of this guide, there you will find a phone number. Use this number to contact Legal Expert today.

Financial Compensation For Child Abuse By A Stepfather

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, there is a time limit that you must be aware of.

As long as you make your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of 3 years, you should be able to successfully sue for damages in most child sexual abuse cases. These cases can be actioned either by a child who is/has been abused or as an adult later in life, who is only now ready to come forward and report the abuse.

You will be able to claim for a wide range of different aspects of the sexual abuse. For example, if you have had a long-last psychological problem caused by the events, you could claim for this.

You can also claim for things such as the cost of private psychotherapy and counselling if the psychological issues the treatment has been dealing with was directly attributable to sexual assault by your stepfather when you were a child.

If you believe you have grounds to seek financial recompense due to sexual abuse that was carried out by your father, then call Legal Expert as soon as you can, on the telephone number you will find in the last section of this guide.

Claiming Compensation If the Stepfather Is Convicted

if you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, it may make a difference whether the perpetrator has been convicted or not.

If you were the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of your stepfather, who received a childhood sexual abuse prosecution and subsequent conviction for the crime, then your personal injury solicitor will need to follow a slightly different claims process.

You will first need to apply for and receive a criminal compensation order before starting your compensation claim. Once you have this order, the process for completing the claim is the same as any other claim.

Legal Expert can advise and assist you in getting a criminal compensation order against your stepfather who has been convicted of sexual abuse. Call us on the telephone number which is located in the last section of this guide to find out how we can do this.

Compensation For Sexual Abuse By Stepfather From The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, you may have heard of the CICA.

There are two ways that you will be able to financial compensation for child abuse. The first is to pursue the stepfather for damages. However, this would only be successful should the stepfather be in a position financially to pay damages. In cases where the stepfather is not available to claim against, the second option is available; making a claim through CICA.

The CICA is a UK Government operated organisation that enables people who have been the victim of a violent crime, such as being sexually assaulted by their stepfather, to make a claim if there is no other legal entity to pursue for damages.

To make a claim for sexual abuse compensation through the CICA, you first must have reported the crime to the police. There is a 2-year time limit for CICA claims; if your application is later than this, you must give reasoning as to why.

Legal Expert is experienced in making compensation claims against CICA. Call us on the telephone number that you will find down towards the end of this page, and we can help you with your CICA claim.

What Can You Claim For In Cases Of Sexual Abuse By Stepfather?

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, you may be interested in what damages you could claim.

If you are making a general personal injury claim, there will be two heads of damages involved; general damages and special damages.

What Can be Claimed for Under Special Damages?

Special damages are a category of damages that contains everything that doesn’t touch on the physical aspects of your injuries. So primarily financial losses are covered here, such as:

  • Loss of income – this can cover both current loss of income, if you have had to take time off work and lost out on pay, and also the loss of future earnings if your likelihood of continuing to work is questionable.
  • Medical fees – you can claim any medical fees you have paid that are directly related to either the medical conditions caused by the sexual assault such as physical injuries or longer-lasting psychological damage such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Travel costs – you can claim back all out of pocket travel expenses related to the case of sexual assault, this also covers any travel you have to undertake while making your claim such as visiting your solicitor or attending court.
  • Care costs – if you have had to hire home help to assist you directly because of the case of sexual assault, you can claim this expense back.

What Can be Claimed for Under General Damages?

General damages are a category of damages that contains everything that does touch on the physical aspects of your injuries. So primarily pain and suffering are covered here, such as:

Initial pain and suffering – for the injuries that were sustained during the sexual assault and the treatment of them. These are primarily short-term in nature. Longer lasting injuries will form their own part of your claim.

Psychological injury – for the initial mental trauma caused by the sexual assault, and also the long-term psychological conditions that it caused, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or anxiety.

Long-term or permanent disability – if there are medical conditions that will severely reduce your quality of life either in the long-term or permanently, then a provision will be made for them under general damages in your settlement.

If you would like to find out exactly what types of damages you may be able to claim due to your specific case of sexual abuse at the hands of your stepfather, then please contact Legal Expert today.

Child Sexual Abuse Compensation Calculator

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, you may be wondering how much you can claim.

The figures in the table below are taken from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 tariff of injuries. If you make a claim through the CICA for sexual abuse compensation, you will receive a set amount of compensation according to this tariff.

VictimType of OffenceSeverityCompensationNotes
Victim of any ageSexual AssaultSerious£2,000Non-penetrative physical and sexual act(s) under the clothing.
Victim of any ageSexual AssaultPattern of Frequent Severe Abuse£8,200The abuse lasted 3 years or more.
Victim of any ageSexual AssaultSevere Internal Injuries£22,000The assault will result in serious internal bodily injuries.
Victim of any ageNon-Consensual Penile Penetration or One or More of Anus, Mouth or Vagina-£11,000By one attacker.
Victim of any ageNon-Consensual Penile Penetration or One or More of Anus, Mouth or VaginaRepeated Incidents.£16,500Lasted for up to 3 years.
Victim is a child or an adult with diminished mental capacitySexual AssaultSerious£3,300A pattern of repeated non-penetrative sexual and physical acts under the clothing.
Victim is a child or an adult with diminished mental capacitySexual AssaultOne or More Oral Genital or Non-Penile Penetrative Acts£22,000The abuse will result in serious bodily injuries internally.
Victim is a child or an adult with diminished mental capacityNon-Consensual Penile Penetration or One or More of Anus, Mouth or Vagina-£11,000Once incident.
Victim is a child or an adult with diminished mental capacityNon-Consensual Penile Penetration or One or More of Anus, Mouth or VaginaRepeated Incidents.£22,000Lasted more than 3 years.
Victim is a child or an adult with diminished mental capacityNon-Consensual Penile Penetration or One or More of Anus, Mouth or VaginaBodily Injury and Mental Illness£44,000The result will be serious internal injuries with related severe and permanent mental health issues.

For a much more accurate estimate based on your own situation of child sexual abuse by your stepfather, call Legal Expert on the telephone number that we have given in the last section of this guide.

Payouts for stepfather sexual abuse claims

As you can see from the table above, being sexually abused by a stepfather can result in varying amounts of compensation, depending on the circumstances and lasting effects on the claimant. For example, sexual abuse claims for a single incident of abuse are worth less in compensation than if there were multiple incidents.

Additionally, the figures from the table above are subject to certain reductions if you make a claim for sexual abuse that involves more than one injury. Only the highest-valued injury would be awarded at its full rate. Then, the next most valuable injury would be awarded at a rate of 30%. Finally, the third most valuable injury would be awarded at a rate of 15%.

When claiming through the CICA scheme, you cannot claim for more than three injuries at a time. However, you may be able to claim additional payments if you were subject to sexual assault or abuse that resulted in you becoming pregnant, contracting a sexually transmitted disease or losing a foetus. This would be combined with other payments that have been awarded to you.

We understand that the process of making sexual abuse claims can be distressing. Get in touch with our advisors today for confidential advice and we can go through any questions you may have about your potential claim.

No Win No Fee Compensation For Sexual Abuse By A Stepfather

If you’re wondering ‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’, you may be worried about legal fees.

Our No Win No Fee sexual assault claims service is available to all residents of the UK and is an efficient, simple and entirely risk-free way from a financial viewpoint, to make any type of personal injury claim.

To explain things further, when you use this claims service, you pay absolutely nothing to us to start making your claim. No matter how long it takes to actually process your claim, we will never ask you to pay any of your legal costs. In the very rare eventuality that we actually fail to secure a damages settlement on your behalf, then we will zero all costs and you will not pay us a thing. The only time we will ask you to actually pay our fees is when you have received compensation.

Why Use Legal Expert When Claiming Compensation For Sexual Abuse By A Stepfather?

If you are or have suffered sexual abuse by your stepfather, you will likely find it very difficult to talk about, even with your close friends and family. The prospect of describing the events to a person such as a solicitor is probably terrifying. Here at Legal Expert we understand this and take great pains to make the process of making a compensation claim as stress-free as possible.

Everything you tell us will always be 100% confidential, and we will not divulge any information to a third party during the process of making your claim without asking you and explaining why the information needs to be handed over.

We will keep you regularly updated on the status of your claim, and what we have been doing on your behalf. Furthermore, you can call us at any time to have questions answered.

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‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’

If you have suffered sexual abuse by a step-parent, Legal Expert can help you claim. We are a successful claims firm, that will be able to give you some free legal advice on what to do next, once you have given us a call on 0800 073 8804 and we have had a chance to learn a little more about your specific claims case.

‘I was sexually abused by my stepfather, can I claim compensation?’ FAQs

How Much Can I Claim After Being Sexually Abused By My Stepfather?

If you’ve been subjected to sexual abuse by your stepfather, the value of the settlement you receive can depend on a variety of factors. For instance, the nature of the abuse can affect how much you’re awarded. To illustrate, penetrative and non-penetrative acts are valued differently by the CICA.

Additionally, the length of the period of abuse can also mean what you’re awarded can vary. Some claimants may only experience abuse once. However, some victims are sexually abused over longer periods of time.

Every claim is different so it can be helpful to get a personalised evaluation of your claim. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

My Stepdad Sexually Abused MeWill He Pay The Compensation?

Whilst it is possible that the abuser may be charged and told to pay the compensation themselves, this isn’t always possible. The abuser simply may not have the funds available to compensate you. You will however need to provide some evidence to prove that you suffered abuse.

If the abuser cannot pay the compensation, this is when you will need to claim through the CICA. The CICA is funded by the government, so this is where the settlement comes from.

Does a crime have to be reported to the police for me to make a claim?

Yes, in order for you to make a criminal injury claim, it’ll have to have been reported to the police. However, whether or not they’ve been caught or convicted doesn’t matter.

What is the personal injury claims time limit?

3 years from the date of the incident or the date you realised you suffered as a result of it.

Can I claim on behalf of my child?

Yes, you can act as their litigation friend if they’re yet to reach their 18th birthday but they have grounds to seek compensation.

What is historical abuse?

This term refers to abuse that occurred some time ago and is technically not recent. You can still claim for historical abuse.

Can I claim compensation for historical abuse?

Yes, in some cases, the usual claims time limit does not apply, as the claimant may only just have realised the impact that their abuse had on them.

Do I need a lawyer?

Despite there being no legal requirement to have a lawyer in order to make a claim, one could significantly help you in the claims process. What’s more, they could help you achieve the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.

How can Legal Expert help?

We offer free consultations with our specialist advisors, as well as legal advice on your unique case. If you could be entitled to compensation, we’ll connect you to one of our personal injury lawyers who can handle your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

How can I contact Legal Expert?

You can call us on 0800 073 8804, use our online contact form, or message our live chat on this page.

Useful Links

At the link we have provided below, you will find a full guide that we have published that covers the process of claiming for criminal injuries:

A guide to claiming for criminal injuries

At the link we have provided below, you will find a full guide that we have published that covers the process of claiming for child abuse:

A guide to claiming for child abuse

At the link we have provided below, you will find the website of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority that has been published by the UK Government:

UK Government CICA website

At the link we have provided below, you will find the website of Childline, a UK charity that helps children who have been abused:

Childline website

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