Physical Sexual Abuse Claim Payouts Calculator
Find out how much compensation you can claim for physical and sexual abuse; how your solicitor uses expert medical evidence to show your physical and psychological injury plus aggravating factors that may enhance your claim payout; see calculations of compensation payout amounts made both by the civil courts and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
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- Physical Sexual Abuse Claim Payouts Calculator
- Table Of Physical / Sexual Abuse Claim Payouts In 2023
- Table Of Criminal Injury Abuse Claim Settlements
- How does your solicitor know how much compensation you can claim for abuse?
- What factors can make the physical and sexual abuse payout larger?
- What are punitive damages?
- Compensation Payout Amounts For Physical And Sexual Abuse For Claims Made in The Civil Courts In 2023
- Criminal injury compensation payouts for abuse via the CICA
- Additional compensation for sexual abuse criminal injury claims
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Table Of Physical / Sexual Abuse Claim Payouts In 2023
We recommend reading our whole article to see how we have calculated these summarised compensation payouts for physical and sexual abuse.
This table relates to payments that can be achieved for pain and suffering in the civil courts via trespass to the person claims and claims of negligence.
|Physical / Sexual Abuse||Claim Payout Amounts|
|Short-lived abuse||£9,700 – £20,600|
|Moderate abuse||£20,600 – £45,000|
|Severe abuse||£45,000 – £120,000|
Table Of Criminal Injury Abuse Claim Settlements
This summary table sets out compensation payouts via the criminal injuries tariff scheme.
Remember – read on to find details of what criminal injury claims are and how the amount of compensation differs from claims made in the civil courts.
|Physical / Sexual Abuse||Criminal Injury Payments|
|All types of criminal injury abuse||£1,000 – £44,000|
|Allowing Additional Payment||Additional Compensation|
|Loss of foetus||£5,500|
|Sexually transmitted infection||£5,500 – £11,000|
|HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C||£22,000|
How does your solicitor know how much compensation you can claim for abuse?
Your solicitor will instruct medical experts to compile reports describing your physical, sexual and psychological injuries with a prognosis setting out any future effects from the abuse.
The medical report can be used to compare to case-law and judicial guidance to extablish how much compensation have been paid by the courts in the past.
Watch out – if your claim is made via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and not the civil courts – the compensation awards are decided by a tariff scheme (see later).
What factors can make the physical and sexual abuse payout larger?
Factors that might affect the compensation payout you may be awarded, include:
The nature, duration and severity of the abuse
The type and degree of abuse will have an effect on your likely compensation payout.
The abuse could be repeated over many years, may include more than one person and involve more serious types of physical or sexual act.
Abuse that extends over a longer time period and is more severe in nature will attract more compensation than isolated or temporary short-lived less severe abuse.
The extent of physical injuries
The worse your injuries the more compensation you can claim.
Injuries might includes burns, wounds, hair pulled from the scalp, bruising, disfigurement.
Sexual assault can also lead to internal bodily injuries, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
The extent of psychological injury
You can claim compensation if the abuse you experience is purely psychological
Watch out – physical abuse will likely cause some psychological injury in additional to physical injuries.
So long as your psychological injury is caused by the abuse, the more serious the psychological injury and the more permanent in nature it might be – the larger the likely compensation sums you will receive
Responsiveness to treatment and future vulnerability
If treatment is unlikely to help reduce psychological injury and you are more vulnerable in the future – your compensation award is likely to be higher.
Effects on education, ability to work and relationships
Clearly abuse can affect your educational attainment – especially if it occurs whilst you are a child. It may have an effect on your ability to hold down a job or progress at work.
The ability to have relationships will often be affected by the abuse you have experienced.
The worse the effect on these areas of your life – the more your compensation payout award is likely to be.
Manipulation, humiliation, distress, anger and need to relive events
If the offender manipulated you to believe the abuse was in some way your fault; you feel humiliation, distress and anger from the abuse or you are forced to relive events by having to give evidence at court – you may be entitled to aggravated damages. This is an increase to the amount of compensation you may have recovered for pain and suffering.
What are punitive damages?
Depending on the abuser – the court might agree to punitive damages – known as exemplary damages. This will be an extra sum of compensation awarded to punish a wrong doer and so discourage further acts. This might be the case if the wrongdoer was a business that was making extra profit by covering up abuse allegations.
This section gives examples of compensation payouts for abuse claims decided by the civil courts in 2023.
The abuse you experience is isolated or short in duration, not so severe and with treatment leads to psychological recovery. Your likely abuse compensation payout will be between £9,700 – £20,600.
This is where the abuse is worse in nature with longer lasting effects than that set out in the short-lived abuse section. Notably the psychological reaction is not so pronounced as in the severe abuse section to follow. Compensation payments are likely to be calculated between £20,600 – £45,000.
Most severe abuse
In the most severe examples of abuse – you will have experienced the worst types of abuse and have significant psychological injury. You will likely struggle to have personal relationships, find education and work difficult. The abuse claim payout you will likely recover is between £45,000 – £120,000.
Criminal injury compensation payouts for abuse via the CICA
If the claim is against an individual who does not have the means to pay and the police believe a crime of violence or abuse occurred – yous solicitor is likely to make a criminal injuries claim via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority / CICA.
Physical and sexual abuse criminal injury payments
Payments for abuse via the criminal injuries compensation authority is subject to different amounts of compensation as the CICA has a tariff system (fixed amounts for fixed types of abuse). The amount of compensation can vary, but at present is calculated between £1,000 – £44,000.
Additional compensation for sexual abuse criminal injury claims
There may also be additional compensation payments as a direct result of sexual assault, including:
Should you have become pregnant as a direct result of sexual abuse you can be awarded an additional compensation payout of £5,500.
Loss of foetus
You might lose a foetus by abuse or by the acts of violence, in which case the additional compensation award will be £5,500.
Sexually transmitted infections
Should you catch a sexually transmitted infection from sexual abuse you could be awarded an additional compensation payout of £5,500 – £11,000.
Watch out – HIV, Hepatitis B or C are considered more severe conditions and are subject to larger additional compensation payments.
Infection with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
Should you catch more significant infections – namely HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, you can receive additional compensation of £22,000.
Remember – it is not just sexual abuse that can cause these infections to be caught, so this applies equally as an additional payment when caught as a direct result of a crime of violence you might be claiming for from the CICA.
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