Compensation for male survivor in historic sexual assault case

13th Oct 2020
Agata Myszkowska

Marketing Manager


Compensation for male survivor in historic sexual assault case


A survivor of a historic sexual assault case which happened in the 1980s has secured compensation for his traumatic ordeal.

Our client was awarded £11,000 after pursuing a personal injury compensation case through Watermans Solicitors in a bid to achieve justice.

Associate Heather Tierney, who handles sexual abuse claims at our Glasgow based law firm, pursued the civil claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

The client was successful in his claim through our leading personal injury firm and was awarded the sum last month.

Heather said: “It is a success story because ordinarily you only have two years from the date of incident to claim with CICA so we had to argue for a late application.

“Historic cases can sometimes be difficult in terms of evidence and the case only took eight months to reach a conclusion which is very unusual.



“I was delighted to have been able to assist this survivor in pursuing a successful CICA claim.

“There is no amount of financial compensation which can compensate a survivor for the trauma they have been through.

“All we can hope is that it goes some way towards allowing them to move forward with their life.”

Many people who have gone through sexual abuse or violence need extra support in terms of psychological help and assistance, and compensation can help them to move forward with their lives.

At Watermans we recognise how difficult, and often triggering, it can be to come forward and seek advice in relation to domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

Our lawyers have many years’ experience of working with survivors of abuse and will always have your best interests at heart.

Heather Tierney has handled a number of sensitive cases, is an expert at listening, and is thoughtful and considered when explaining the options open to you.

It is always worthwhile getting legal advice if you have been a victim of sexual or domestic abuse. Our experts at Watermans will be able to give you clear and impartial advice as to the best way forward for you.

If you have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us for an assessment of your case.