Client K Wins £25,000 in Child Abuse Compensation
Farleys has successfully achieved a £25,000 compensatory award for Client K who was abused as a child by her uncle. Despite the fact that the abuse took place approximately 15 years ago, Farleys were successful in obtaining evidence to corroborate the claimant’s case. Favorable medical evidence was obtained which confirmed the ongoing psychiatric after effects of the abuse and resulted in the uncle paying £25,000 in compensation to our client, together with her full costs of proceeding with the claim.
£35,000 for Child D after Emotional and Physical Abuse
Child D suffered neglect together with emotional and physical abuse as a child. She was raised by her stepfather and his partner and alleged that there were many occasions when the local Social Services Department were made aware of the risks posed to her and failed to intervene to protect her.
As a result of the abuse the Claimant suffered psychiatric injury and attempted suicide. Medical evidence suggested some ongoing psychiatric injury into adulthood as a result of the childhood abuse.
Farleys received instructions on behalf of child D to bring a claim against the Social Services Department who admitted liability at an early stage in proceedings.
Following negotiation settlement of child D’s claim was achieved in the sum of £35,000.00.
£20,000 Increase in CICA Settlement for Client A
We were contacted by client A, who had been abused as a child by a family member. The client had submitted a CICA application, receiving an initial settlement offer of £3000.
The abuse compensation solicitors at Farleys took on the client’s case at this point, initially obtaining an increased offer of £14,000. On the basis of our advice, this offer was rejected, and on appeal, an award of £23,000 was obtained for client A.
£45,000 Settlement for Man Abused by Social Worker as a Child
Farleys successfully pursued a compensation claim for £54,000 against Lancashire County Council following abuse which took place over 30 years ago. Our client, Mr H, suffered abuse of a sexual nature at the hands of his social worker when he was only 12 years old.
After an initial settlement of £35,000 was rejected, a £54,000 out of Court settlement was reached.
£45,000 for Child Abused by Step-Father
Farleys acted on behalf of Client M who brought a claim as a result of abuse suffered decades earlier as a child at the hands of her stepfather. Despite potential limitation difficulties, Farleys successfully pursued a claim on client M’s behalf, securing an award of £45,000.00 for the pain and suffering she endured whilst being abused as a child and as a result of the long term effects this abuse had upon her and her potential career.
£65,000 Award for Childhood Abuse by Neighbour
Farleys acted on behalf of a client who suffered historic child abuse at the age of 8 at the hands of a neighbour. The perpetrator was located and it was established that he would be financially able to compensate our client.
An award of £65,000 was secured for the client as a result of the pain and suffering she had experienced some 15 years earlier and the long term effects the abuse had had on her future career prospects. The client hopes that this compensation can go some way in assisting her to finally close that chapter of her life.
Client C Wins £17,000 in Child Abuse Compensation
Farleys has successfully achieved a £17,000 compensatory award for Client C who was abused as a child by her father. Client C was repeatedly raped and physically abused in her childhood. Despite the fact that the abuse took place over 15 years ago, Farleys were successful in obtaining evidence to corroborate the claimant’s case. Favorable medical evidence was obtained which confirmed the ongoing psychiatric after effects of the abuse and resulted in the compensation to our client.
In this case, Farleys were successful in not only recovering damages for the sexual assaults but also an additional sum for the physical assaults that had taken place during the Claimant’s childhood.
Settlement of £16,500 Reached for CICA Child Abuse Claim
The abuse claims solicitors at Farleys recently secured £16,500 for Client A, who suffered abuse when she was a child. Farleys represented the client, who lives in Great Yarmouth, in pursuing a claim via the CICA. As is often the case the claim was initially refused by the CICA and we were only successful on appeal.
This was a particularly complicated case because the abuse took place so long ago that it was under an old scheme where client had no entitlement if the abuse took place within the family unit. We successfully argued that although client A was abused within the family unit, the abuse continued after Client A had been removed from the family unit. A settlement of £16,500 was successfully reached for the abuse that took place after she had left the family home.