Criminal Injury Claims
The legacy of crime can touch every part of a person’s life. Not only can it affect victims financially and emotionally, but it can also leave them with physical injuries that make it difficult to move forward and live without pain. If you have been a victim of criminal injury, it can help to know that you may qualify for payment from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
At The Compensation Experts, we appreciate that, having already been through a legal process with respect to the crime, that you may not be comfortable facing the thought of further formal proceedings. We work closely with personal injury solicitors who are skilled in assisting victims and their families to access the compensation to which they are rightly entitled, aiming to resolve all cases without going to court.
What is a Criminal Injury?
Examples of a criminal injury include:
- Assault, either physical or sexual
- A hit-and-run accident or an accident caused by an uninsured driver
- An attack at work
- Physical harm to children from their teacher, carer, or parent
The CICA pays out almost £200 million every year to victims of violent crime in England, Scotland, and Wales.
The Compensation Experts work with experienced lawyers who understand the law around criminal injury compensation, and who will help you obtain the financial recompense you deserve. You may be able to claim compensation if:
- You were the blameless victim of a violent crime
- You were injured while trying to prevent a crime from occurring
- You have been emotionally or psychologically damaged from witnessing a close relative or friend being hurt in a crime.
- You are a relative or financial dependent of someone who was killed unlawfully
Compensation Claims for Criminal Injuries
To seek compensation from CICA, you must ensure you report the illegal act to the police within a reasonable time, and cooperate with them in their attempt to resolve the crime. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim, contact The Compensation Experts where one of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to provide a free, no obligation advice.
Should you decide to pursue a claim, we will match you with one of a select group of criminal injury lawyers who will do their utmost to secure the highest payment in the shortest amount of time. We understand that while money won’t erase physical or emotional scarring, it will help cover any loss of earnings, support dependents, pay for a funeral, and enable you to access additional support like counselling without having to wait in a queue on the NHS.
If you have been assaulted or injured through a criminal act at work and your employer could be considered responsible. The Compensation Experts can also handle this. If you make a claim against both your employer and the CICA, then the amount you receive from your employer will be deducted from any compensation from your the CICA.
Contact The Compensation Experts today. Criminal injury claims can seem confusing, but we will be glad to answer any questions you have about whether you can make a claim, and how to do it.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert criminal injury solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.