Many adult survivors of child sexual abuse assume it’s too late to seek compensation. However, there’s no time limit for bringing a claim if you were abused as a child.

Ordinarily, personal injury claims expire within three years. However, the law changed in 2016, removing time limits for child abuse victims. This change applies retrospectively, meaning there’s no restriction on when the abuse occurred as long as it happened before you turned eighteen.

For previously time-barred claims, the legislation also provides an opportunity to reassert them. This exemption doesn’t extend to settled cases or those already awarded compensation by a court. Nonetheless, it removes a significant hurdle for unresolved cases. Our lawyers are actively involved in advocating for further reforms in this area, aiming to provide justice for survivors.