For most of us, the thought of spending the Christmas period with our family and close friends is something we look forward to for most of the year.
But for some people, Christmas is the time of year they dread the most. Just last year in the UK, 116 domestic abuse calls were made on Christmas Day alone, with 3,114 incidents reported over the Christmas period. On January 1st as many of us were welcoming in the new year with resolutions and good intentions, 158 incidents were reported relating to domestic abuse.
Compensation for Domestic Abuse survivors
If you have suffered an injury as a result of domestic abuse, you can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for compensation.
Amounts can range from £1,000 to £500,000 depending on the injuries sustained and our dedicated team will support you throughout the process to secure the compensation you deserve.
Compensation can be awarded for physical and mental injuries, loss of earnings or future loss of earnings (if you were unable to work for at least 28 weeks after an injury) and any incurred expenses such as dental bills (if you were incapacitated for longer than 28 weeks following an injury).
The majority of clients in domestic abuse cases are women who have been abused by their partners, and the impact of the abuse they have suffered can have much further reaching implications for them than the immediate physical and mental injuries. However, men are also the victims of domestic abuse.
In most cases, the victims of domestic abuse have to leave their homes, jobs and can often suffer with ongoing illnesses (both physical and psychological), disability as a result of an injury and in some of the worst cases, have their children taken away from them.
We appreciate the importance of compensation for victims of domestic violence; in many cases it can be pivotal in helping them rebuild their lives and look forward to a positive future.
Contact SHU Law
Solicitor, Sally Mallinson-Ayres is experienced in handling domestic abuse claims for compensation and will handle your case with compassion and sensitivity.
If you think you may have a claim, contact Sally for a free, confidential consultation about your case: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0114 225 5891.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 808 2241 Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm (not bank holidays), Saturday 9am – 5pm
Outside of these hours, call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Sheffield Homelessness Service – 0344 515 1515
In an emergency call 999.