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If you were a victim of a criminal injury then our professional serious injury panel can help you claim compensation. We understand the pain and distress you are experiencing as a result of this violent offence. You shouldn’t worry about a thing as we will manage your case towards a definitive outcome.

Legal assist provides high-quality legal aid for its clients and throughout your claim, you will receive expert advice on making a criminal injury compensation claim.

Eligibility for a Criminal Injury Claim

It’s preferable to know if you’re eligible for a claim right away. You are eligible if you:

  • Criminal injury is serious enough to qualify for the least compensation sum of £1000.00.
  • Had a loss of earnings or any other expenses during the criminal offence.
  • Are submitting your criminal injury application within the 2 years of the incident.
  • Someone close to you died in the accident such as your parent, child, spouse etc.

Your applications can be accepted even after two years as most people are in an unreasonable situation to apply within this time.

Criminal Injuries you can claim for

Criminal injuries can be extremely painful and can leave you and your family in critical condition. Especially if you are the main provider of your household. This is where the criminal injuries compensation authority helps the victims.

The criminal injuries compensation authority (CICA) is in charge of administering the criminal injuries compensation scheme, which pays out compensation to victims of criminal injuries.

The following are criminal injuries that you can claim for right now,

  • Attempted murder
  • Firearm injuries
  • GBH
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Knife attacks
  • Murder of a relative
  • Mutilation
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Rape
  • Robbery with violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Terrorism injuries
  • Torture

How to claim compensation for Criminal Injury?

If you are a victim of a serious criminal injury then you can make a no win no fee claim. To make a criminal injury claim, you must:

  • Not have partaken in the crime in any way (the injury shouldn’t have been forced)
  • Instantly tell the police about the crime.
  • Help the police with whatever information is required.
  • Get medical attention for your criminal injuries.

No win No fee

Our panel of dedicated solicitors offers a ‘No Win No Fee’ service on Personal Injury, Housing Disrepair and Financial Claims. ‘ No Win No Fee’ is an agreement between you and your solicitor which means they will work for you without you having to pay anything upfront, or anything if your case is unsuccessful. 

Full terms and conditions will be included in your solicitors agreement. For more information visit our ‘No Win No Fee’ page.

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Why should I claim?

After the incident, you are left with a lot of pain and bills. These bills are expensive as they cover your treatment, transportation cost and injuries. But, the worst is yet to come as you are unable to attend work and won’t get paid for those days either.

Now let’s look at the other side, when you claim and our solicitors fight your case, you can get compensated for your medical and transportation bills, and also for the days you were not able to go for work. It is a fair deal and you deserve it.

How do I claim

The first step is to call us for a free consultation and we’ll review your case and understand how it should proceed. Then your case will be forwarded to a solicitor who is best suited for this area.

From here, you don’t have to worry about anything as our solicitor will work on your case, gather all the information and create a file that represents you and what you’ve been through, and that you were not the one at fault.

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