If you’re a survivor of sexual abuse, you may have experienced a range of complicated emotions, whether you were abused as a child or as an adult. They may include shock, powerlessness, shame, guilt, anger, and grief. We know that sexual abuse compensation claims aren’t like other legal claims. We know that when you seek legal advice, you deserve dignity and respect. We know that the best legal result is one that will fund your ongoing needs.
- You can make common law claims regardless of whether there are any criminal charges against the perpetrator, and regardless of whether the perpetrator has been prosecuted.
- You can also make a common law claim whether or not a court has found the perpetrator guilty of the crime.
- However, If the perpetrator has been found guilty, that finding can be used to support your common law claim.