Compensation For Victims Of Crime - Court Awards Victim

Compensation For Victims Of Crime – Court Awards Victim

If you have been a victim of crime see a solicitor to check whether you can claim compensation. There is some satisfaction to seeing the guilty punished but sometimes that is not enough.

In this case a step-father who had been abusive and violent towards his step-daughter including threatening her with with a jar of spiders and making her write him love letters and raping her when she was just 9 years old. Although she was now in her 50’s the abuse had begun when she was 3 and was on a daily basis, he also beat her and told her that she had to do as she was told or he would send her to a children’s home.

The woman had suffered with mental health issues over the years including an eating disorder and a full nervous breakdown, she had also suffered nightmares, low self-esteem anxiety and depression. Years later she reported her step-father to the police and in due course he was found guilty and sent to prison for a long time.

The woman consulted solicitors and she made a claim for damages against the guilty man, and awarded by the court who acknowledged that the treatment of her by her step-father had impacted her significantly including educational opportunities and later her career. Luckily she had a steady relationship and had a child.

She was awarded a total of £590,000 which included sums for potential loss of income the suffering she endured both physical and psychological along with a sum for counselling to enable her to get the best out of life that she can. The man was also ordered to pay legal costs of £113,842.

If you have been the victim of a crime and feel you are entitled to compensation then please contact us by telephone at our Corby office on 01536 276300 or call our Kettering office on 01536 311690 or simply get in touch online by clicking here.