Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
If you have been the victim of an unprovoked physical assault, or have been subject to mental or sexual abuse, then you may be entitled to claim Criminal Injuries compensation.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident involved a criminal offence, such as drink driving, that you may also be entitled to claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Not everybody will qualify for an award of compensation. That scheme is tightly enforced and anything the authority deems to be a trivial injury will not qualify for an award.
Are you eligible to claim compensation?
In order to qualify for a criminal injury claim you must satisfy the following conditions:
- You must have reported the attack promptly to the police and provided them with all the assistance they have asked for.
- The assault must have happened in the last two years.
- You must be free of any criminal convictions yourself, although in certain circumstances where an criminal injury victim has a minor criminal record for a non-violent offence, then it might still be possible to claim compensation, but at a reduced rate.
Is it possible to make a claim myself without using a Solicitor?
Yes it is possible to claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority directly. You can register and log your claim on line at https://www.gov.uk/claim-compensation-criminal-injury
If you would like The Claims Partnership to help you with your claim, then we are very happy to do so. Our service takes out the hassle and inconvenience of dealing with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. We will compile the information you need to bring a criminal injuries claim, including liaising with the police. We are also experts at negotiating with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, who will frequently reject valid applications, as well as ensuring that the award of damages under the scheme are maximised. Victims who have suffered a serious injury will probably benefit most from using our service or those of another Solicitor firm experienced in bringing these claims.
We are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high-quality claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.
Our Partnership Promise on Costs
At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Personal Injury Claims services. They also apply to all the other services we offer.
- We never charge our client anything until the day they receive their compensation payment.
- We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded.
- We will agree that minimum percentage with our client’s before we start work on their claim.
For our Criminal Injury Claims service, we guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum of 65% of the compensation we negotiate for them.
We can also help you with any medical or Rehabilitation needs that you have. Please see our Rehabilitation page.
How much compensation will I be entitled to?
This depends upon your injuries. Awards of compensation start at £1000. Injuries such as a broken nose or cracked ribs will qualify for an award of between £1000 and £1500.
For serious injuries and abuse, payments of up to £500,000 can be made. Awards can include compensation for lost wages, where there is an extensive loss of earnings claim.
Typical Criminal Injury Compensation Awards.
Serious Facial Disfigurement – £11,000
Loss of an eye – £27,000
Loss of both eyes – £110,000
Dislocated jaw – £3500
Fractured cheekbone bone – £2400
A fracture to the skull requiring and operation – £3500
Loss of two or three front teeth – £2400
A dislocated or broken elbow with significant disability – £6200
A fracture of the index finger – £1800
A dislocated shoulder with with ongoing disability – £3500
A fractured wrist – £2400
If you would like to discuss your claim or how our criminal injury solicitors can help you, please contact us by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.