Expert criminal injury solicitors for compensation claims
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a criminal action or attack you could be entitled to compensation. Our specialist criminal injury lawyers are here to help you get your life back on track during what is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional time.
As experts in criminal injury compensation claims, we can help you access the support you need including medical treatment and rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on providing a sensitive and supportive service and understand that winning compensation is often just part of the journey.
Our criminal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists, which demonstrates our knowledge and experience in this complex area of the law. We have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, so we can give you the very best advice about your criminal injury claim.
A criminal injury is an injury which has occurred as a result of a criminal act such as an assault. This includes physical abuse, hit and run incidents, sexual abuse and assaults.
You may be eligible to claim compensation if you or a member of your family has been injured in a violent crime. Our criminal injury solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation for psychological trauma as well as for any physical injuries caused in an attack.
To be able to claim for a criminal injury the crime must have been reported to the police and you must have helped the police with their investigation where possible. The report and evidence gathered by the police are vital to you pursuing your criminal injury compensation claim.
If you have been injured as a result of a criminal act, you may be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This is a Government scheme to award compensation to innocent victims of criminal violence.
The Government has also introduced a Hardship Fund. This is an alternative funding option for low-paid victims of criminal injuries where their injuries are not serious enough to qualify for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme but still cause you to take time off work.
Our criminal injury lawyers can advise you on whether you are eligible to claim extra compensation from either Government scheme.
Our specialist criminal injury lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with these injuries and can talk through your situation with you over the phone, or face to face if you prefer. We can provide you with some initial free advice to help you decide if you wish to proceed with making a claim.
You can claim for yourself or behalf of a family member who has been injured as a result of a criminal act and who is unable to claim for themselves. This includes if the family member lacks the mental capacity to make the claim, if the person injured is your child under 18 years old or if your family member died from their injuries.
We understand that winning compensation can make things easier with some injuries requiring people to take time off work, travel for treatment or make alternations in their homes. Our dedicated criminal injury lawyers will do everything they can to ensure your life can return to normal as soon as possible.
As well as providing sensitive advice and support, our criminal injury solicitors can put you in touch with a number of organisations who can help you with everything from rehabilitation to counselling and providing support for your family.
Your criminal injuries compensation claim may be eligible for a no win no fee funding agreement, which means:
You usually have three years from the date of the accident or knowing about your injury, to pursue a claim. There are some exceptions, which our specialist criminal injury solicitors can advise you on.
Speak to us as soon as you can, so our criminal injury lawyers can start helping you through the process of claiming compensation and getting any other support you need.
Every injury is different, so it is important to get expert advice from lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each criminal injury compensation claim.
The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of your injury, as well as any financial losses you have suffered or lifestyle changes you have made as a result. Our specialist criminal injury lawyers have the experience to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.