We were acting for a young woman (aged 28) who was the victim of a horrific assault whilst at work during May 2007. At the time, she was working as a Support Worker for a Care Agency in Gloucester. She had to visit a 17-year-old male at his flat. During this visit, he tried to pull a bag over her head to suffocate her. Fortunately, she managed to get free and escape and seek assistance. Not surprisingly, this incident had a huge impact on her and caused her to develop PTSD. She underwent counselling which helped her. She also had no option but to leave her chosen career of caring and find an alternative job. The prognosis for a full recovery is encouraging although she will always be vulnerable to a further relapse. The insurers of the care agency accepted liability and following a period of extensive negotiations we were able to achieve a settlement for her.

S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £45,000 for this client during 2009