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Legal support helps sexual abuse survivor secure more than £130,000 damages after initial £6,600 offer

ses to give child sexual abuse victims compensation
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10 Apr 2023

A sexual abuse survivor who was assaulted by a family member when she was a child has received a compensation payout of more than £100,000.

The Nottinghamshire victim was abused when she was eight years old.

Our legal team secured the damages on behalf of the woman, 53, from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

She was initially offered a settlement of just £6,600, but has now received £138,832 in account of the “psychological injuries” she has endured for 40 years.

This was after our legal team pushed for a review of the CICA’s initial offer, which did not take into account the disabling psychological injuries she has lived with as a result of what happened to her.

A Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal ruled that the woman should be assessed by an independent expert, who confirmed she had suffered a disabling mental injury.

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