Abuse at Home Compensation

Abuse at Home

Abuse at Home
(Same Roof Rule)

If you suffered abuse at the hands of somebody you lived with – and that abuse happened between 1964 and October 1 1979 – you are still currently able to apply for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

This route to compensation became available following a change in law in 2018 when the Government scrapped the controversial pre-1979 ‘same roof rule’.

That rule had previously unfairly denied people who suffered abuse at the hands of someone they lived with before October 1 1979 any route to compensation, although people suffering the same kind of abuse after that date were able to seek damages.

Abuse at Home- Same Roof Rule

How much will my claim cost?

All abuse cases taken on by us are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.