Physical / Abusive injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered psychological or physical injuries as a result of abuse, neglect, an assault, or a terrorist attack, our lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation. We have a personal injury team in the UK, with lawyers who only handle abuse claims.
Can you File a No-Win, No-Fee Claim for physical/abusive injuries?
We understand how difficult these situations can be, especially when injuries are caused by people you know and trust, such as family members, or by those who are supposed to protect and care for us, such as teachers, police officers, or medical personnel. If you want to start a claim or have any questions about the process, please contact us for a free consultation with one of our team members.
A No Win No Fee agreement is used to fund many of our cases. This means you have no financial risk when filing a compensation claim. If we believe a No Win No Fee agreement will best serve you, we will explain the process in detail. You’ll only have to pay if your claim is successful, with our legal fees deducted from your compensation settlement.
What Is the Claims Procedure?
The first step in filing a compensation claim for a criminal injury is to contact us for a free consultation. We’ll talk about the specifics of your injury and advise you on whether or not you should file a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – learn more about how this works.
The CICA claims process begins with an online application. Following that, your claim will proceed in the same manner:
- The CICA investigates your claim and conducts checks to determine your eligibility for compensation.
- If the CICA’s compensation offer is too low, we can appeal it, and we have a proven track record of assisting people in recovering a larger settlement.
- If our original application to the CICA or an appeal is successful, you will be compensated. If we agreed to handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be required to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.
How much compensation can You anticipate for physical/abusive injuries?
The amount of compensation you receive following a criminal assault will be determined by a number of factors, including your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you require. The amount of compensation you could receive is determined by:
- The injury you sustained
- Care that you may require now and in the future
- Earnings loss now and in the future
- Fees for the Court of Protection
How Long Do You Have To File A Claim?
A compensation claim must be filed with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) within two years of the date of the injury.
For more information, please contact us and we will happily discuss your options during a free initial consultation. We have got an experienced team who will work on your behalf to find the best possible deals.