Sexual abuse claims soar following the Savile revelations
Personal injury firms have seen one growth area during the turmoil of recent years. Claims for sexual abuse compensation are soaring after the recent publicity given to Jimmy Savile and other high profile individuals.
Lawyers are dealing with an increase in enquiries as victims are spurred on by the openness surrounding the subject. After years in the shadows people are starting to discover they are firstly not alone but secondly also have legal rights.
Claims can be made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (or CICA sometimes confusingly referred to as the criminal injuries board)
This can only be a good thing for the victims and with awards of up to £22000 possible for such claims, it is no wonder that lawyers are taking an interest when you consider the % contingency fee that can apply. Legal costs sadly are not recoverable from the CICA but be aware they very often can be if a case is made against an organisation, local authority or a business.