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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Criminal injury claim

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001


    When criminal injuries occur there is often no one to claim against in the way you would for a personal injury. In response to this dilemma, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001 is the most recent incarnation of a government initiative to compensate those injured by crime. Administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which….

    Claiming compensation after an assault


    Although it’s one of the simplest cases from a legal point of view, claiming compensation after an assault can be one of the toughest emotional challenges a victim has to face. At Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with many claims of this nature and understand the stress involved. We have developed a system that makes….

    Are the statistics about crime claims confusing?


    Lies, lies and statistics It’s hard to reconcile the recent claims that a fall in the overall crime rate are consistent with other apparently conflicting data out there. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) reports a 10% increase in the number of complaints received about insurers resisting claims for anything from flooding to stolen cars, although….

    Can I claim against a burglar?


    If you were injured during a burglary and would like to make a claim against a burglar, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We focus on indirect injuries caused due to the distress of the situation. For example, you may have fallen over during the incident and sustained a broken leg. The burglar could be liable for their actions. Making a claim against….

    Can I claim criminal injuries compensation?


    If you have been injured as the result of a criminal act, whether it was a single incident or a period of abuse, the answer to the question, ‘Can I claim criminal injuries compensation?’ is likely to be, yes. As long as your injury occurred in the past two years, in England, Scotland or Wales,….

    Can I claim if the criminal wasn’t convicted?


    In cases where a criminal injury occurs it is often impossible to bring charges: the criminal may not be convicted due to the nature of the crime; previous offences might be involved or it could be that the culprit cannot be found. In such situations it is not unreasonable for you to ask the question:….

    Knife injury advice


    If you have received a laceration or a stab wound, you may find it beneficial to seek knife injury advice. If your knife accident happened in the last three years and was the result of someone else’s actions or negligence, then knife injury advice will clarify whether you are eligible to make a claim for….

    Criminal injury can result in compensation


    If you feel that you have been injured as a result of a criminal action, you may be able to make a claim for criminal injury compensation. Most of us go through life without trying to cause harm or damage to others, but sadly there is a small minority that are not as conscientious. What….

    What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority?


    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is designed to help victims of violent crime receive compensation for their suffering. Provided the claimants are blameless and completely innocent victims of a crime, they can contact CICA provided that their injury was sustained: For no reason other than a violent crime was committed against them If they….

    Violence injury claim


    If you have been injured as the result of a physical attack, you may be able to make a violence injury claim. Before doing so, however, it is advisable to approach a solicitor who can assist you in compiling the evidence you need to support your case. This professional can also help you understand the….

    Compensation for being injured during arrest


    Most people go through their lives without being arrested by the police. However while some people who are arrested are in situations where they have clearly broken the law, this does not always apply. There have been instances where people have been arrested and are found not to have broken any laws. While the majority….

    Police car accident claim


    If you work in the police force, you can be driven by a sense of social justice and the satisfaction from seeing the law in action. The British police force is held in high esteem around the world, often praised for its community-focused principles and light touch wherever possible. Of course, sometimes there can be….

    Can I get counselling for an assault related injury?


    Any assault, regardless of the circumstances surrounding it, is a traumatic event that can change the life of a person for good. If you have witnessed a murder, it can be particularly devastating, leading to serious consequences for family of the victim and witnesses to the crime, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression…..

    Can I claim for criminal injury?


    We are often asked, “Can I claim for criminal injury?” If you are a victim of a violent crime, your UK residency or citizenship gives you the right to claim for compensation. The scheme that allows you to receive compensation for being a victim of an act of violence is controlled by the Criminal Injuries….

    Criminal witness injury claim


    Anyone who has suffered physical or psychological harm as a result of a crime may have a right to make a criminal witness injury claim. If you have witnessed an act of violence and suffered mental trauma such as nervous shock as a direct result of observing a particular event, you can make a compensation claim…..

    Criminal injury compensation claims


    Individuals who have suffered as the result of a violent crime, may be entitled to make criminal injury compensation claims, but it is necessary to prove that any injuries are the direct result of apprehending an offender, remedying the consequences of a crime, preventing a crime from occurring, assisting a person who is trying to….

    A guide to claiming for criminal injuries


    If you are the victim of a violent crime it can often be quite traumatic. As well as the shock of the incident there is often the cost of the injuries themselves both in terms of treatment and lost wages through not being able to work. With this guide to claiming for criminal injuries we….

    Criminal injury as a result of a single accident claim


    Violent crimes can dramatically change your life in a split second, resulting in loss of earnings and on-going medical problems. They can result in a one off injury or long-term medical problems and be physical, emotional or psychological. If you have suffered a criminal injury as a result of a single accident we suggest you….

    Criminal injury: the facts


    If you’ve been in the wrong place at the wrong time and fallen victim to a violent crime, you may have a right to seek compensation. However, in cases of criminal injury, the facts your solicitor will require in order to make a successful claim include a police crime report stating exactly what occurred and….

    Compensation for police violence


    Most of the time the majority of the population has nothing but good interactions with the police. They are there to help us and to uphold the law, so if you have been in a situation where something has happened you would normally expect to receive the support of the police in resolving what happened…..

    Can I get counselling for a violence related injury?


    Many violence related injuries lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which defines a severe psychological condition that follows a traumatic event. Although this condition can be treated relatively simply, the cost of PTSD therapy can be quite high. For this reason, many people who have developed PTSD due to an injury caused by a traumatic….

    Assault injury advice


    Being the victim of an attack, whether physical or mental, can be a very upsetting experience. Although the number of cases is quite low in the UK, it is useful to know how to go about seeking assault injury advice if you are unfortunate enough to experience such a traumatic event. As soon as possible….

    Assault injury claim


    The CICA provides a free service to victims of violent crime. Although it cannot fully compensate victims, the level of settlements it provides recognise their suffering, whilst providing them with the financial support to go on. If you are wondering why you need to involve a solicitor in order to approach this free service, which….

    How much compensation for GBH with intent?


    GBH stands for grievous bodily harm. This is an offence but there is also a crime called GBH with intent. It falls under Section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Someone found guilty of this crime could be sent to prison for a long time. There are many other sections to the….

    Criminal injuries


    Are you the victim of a criminal injury? Do you wish to make a claim for compensation? Accident Advice Helpline can help you to find out how much you are entitled to, match you up with one of our 200 solicitors and handle your criminal injury claim from start to finish. Only one in 20….

    The long term effects of criminal injuries


    Have you been injured as a result of a crime? When you’ve sustained criminal injuries, you may just want to focus on recovering from your initial symptoms. If you’ve suffered broken bones, for example, you may be keen to seek medical help so that you can receive the appropriate treatment and get out of pain…..

    Treating criminal injuries


    Should you be treating criminal injuries? Suffering any type of injury can be upsetting but if you’ve been the victim of criminal injuries, you may be feeling deeply distressed and traumatised. Even witnessing a crime can be psychologically damaging and experiencing injuries as a result of criminal conduct can be even more harmful. If you’ve….

    The symptoms of criminal injuries


    Are you suffering with the symptoms of criminal injuries? Although any type of injury can cause pain and suffering, criminal injuries can be particularly distressing. If someone has hurt you intentionally or shown no regard for your safety and well-being, it can be fairly traumatic. If you’ve been hurt whilst someone commits a crime, for….

    How you could sustain criminal injuries


    Has someone acted dangerously towards you? If someone intentionally breaks the law or acts recklessly and someone gets hurt, they could be accused of causing criminal injuries. Unfortunately, these types of injuries occur fairly regularly and people can be seriously injured as a result of criminal behaviour. Although people often associated criminal injuries with assaults….

    The cost of making a claim for criminal injuries


    Can you afford to claim compensation? If you’ve been hurt or sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault, you may already know that you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. However, if your injuries have had an effect on your finances, you may be concerned about how you’ll fund legal action. Unfortunately, this….

    Claiming for criminal injuries


    How do criminal injuries occur? Criminal injuries tend to occur when someone is injured because a crime or unlawful act has been committed. If someone attempts to burgle your property, for example, and you’re hurt as a result, this could be classed as a criminal injury. Of course, you could suffer criminal injuries if you’re….

    Board compensation for criminal injury


    If you are thinking about starting a claim for personal injury compensation then you may want to think about the sort of compensation that you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline is a leading personal injury law firm who can help you with a wide range of personal injury claims. They have over 15 years’….

    How much can you claim when you get stabbed?


    Stab wounds are not very common, but they can and do occur. If you need to ask, ‘How much can you claim when you get stabbed?’ it is likely you may have suffered such an injury yourself. Sometimes, this can occur as part of a violent crime. For example, if someone tries to steal your….

    How much compensation for GBH with intent?


    It is an unfortunate fact that violent crime is a feature of our society and whilst it is an uncommon occurrence, there are some incidences where innocent people are attacked and injured. Whilst the fact that this is relatively uncommon is of no consolation to victims of such violence, the fact that the majority of….

    How much compensation for a street mugging?


    Being the victim of a street mugging can be an extremely terrifying and traumatic experience, regardless of whether or not you are physically injured. It can take a long time to get over the psychological damage done by a mugging, and if you are also physically hurt, the severity of injuries can range dramatically. One….

    How much compensation for getting stabbed?


    Back in 2008, around 8% of the total crimes in Britain involved knives. This figure remained steady for some time. Of course, reading statistics about knife crime is very different from being on the receiving end of such an attack. If you have been stabbed recently, you have every right to ask ‘how much compensation….

    Claims using Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority


    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, known as CICA, comes under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice. Its remit is to consider claims using Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for compensation awards for victims of violent crime, who have been mentally or physically injured as a result. You will find the CICA page on the MoJ….

    Compensation as a victim of GBH


    How to find out if you might be entitled to compensation as a victim of GBH Grievous Bodily Harm, better known as GBH, is a serious form of assault which results in severe bodily injuries. It is a criminal act and therefore if you have suffered from GBH you should contact the police and get medical….

    Can I Claim Criminal Injuries Compensation


    Can I Claim Criminal Injuries Compensation? Suffering any injury can be incredibly traumatic, but becoming the victim of a criminal injury can be even more devastating. Victims can find themselves involved in protracted police investigations and often report that their self confidence and lifestyle is seriously restricted for a long period of time following the incident…..

    Compensation for criminal injury


    Claiming compensation for a criminal injury is slightly different from claiming other personal injury compensation. Where you have been injured as a result of a criminal act, you can claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. This is sometimes called a compensation criminal injury claim. If you are considering making a compensation criminal injury….

    Criminal injury compensation tariff


    A criminal injury is a type of personal injury that is particularly upsetting and distressing. You may have physical or psychological injuries to cope with. Also, many people suffer financially from criminal injuries because they cannot work at all or cannot work as many hours as they used to. Some people have to buy-in extra….

    Criminal injury compensation board


    Any type of injury that was not your fault is upsetting. A criminal injury can be especially upsetting and distressing. You may have physical or psychological injuries to cope with. Also, many people suffer financially as the result of criminal injuries because they cannot work at all or cannot work as many hours as they….

    Making criminal injury claims


    Making criminal injury claims – essential dos and don’ts Government statistics show that the incidence of violent crime is falling. Even so, over 1 million reports of violent crime injuries are recorded each year. If you are a victim of a violent crime you may have physical or psychological symptoms to cope with. Also, many….

    Successful criminal injuries claim


    Criminal injuries occur in the UK more than you might think, yet only 1 in 20 victims make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that you may have been through a traumatic time, which is why we provide no obligation advice, for free, to anybody that calls our 24/7 advice line…..

    Criminal injury claim


    Have you been affected by criminal injuries? When people sustain injuries, it’s normally because they’ve been involved in an accident or someone has hurt them inadvertently. Generally, people go out of their way to avoid causing harm to others and are extremely apologetic if they do cause an accident. However, on some occasions, victims can….

    Violence compensation


    Have you been injured because of violence? You could claim compensation If you’ve been the victim of any kind of violent attack, and suffered a criminal injury you can claim injury compensation. Even if the attack happened in the home, we will be able to help. It’s an unfortunate fact that these events happen all….


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