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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

    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 of situations resolve in the right way and police officers adhere to the rules and regulations regarding their conduct, there is the potential occasionally for things to go wrong. For example some people – a very small number – have found themselves being injured during arrest. When this occurs there is the opportunity for a potential compensation claim to be made, if it is found there is evidence of negligence during the arrest procedure.

    Occasionally you may remember reading news stories where such incidents have happened. Thankfully they are rare but in some cases people find themselves with injuries that have happened during the arrest process. There can be a variety of reasons why this may potentially occur, but if negligence has been found to be the cause, compensation is possible. If you believe this may apply to you, you may seek further insight.

    What types of injuries can have the potential to occur?

    There are many injuries that could reasonably be found to occur. For example bruising and cuts might occur depending on how the arrest takes place and what happens. In some cases if several police officers are required to arrest one person, that individual may potentially be at a higher risk of injury. Resisting arrest is obviously not recommended for anyone, but it is important to understand the role that being injured during arrest can play on an individual.

    Could you be entitled to launch a no win, no fee claim?

    Compensation has in the past been paid out to individuals who have suffered injuries during arrest. This is more likely to occur if a person does not resist arrest and the officers involved are potentially at fault for being too heavy-handed. Discuss your case with professional injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline as this will help determine whether a compensation claim might actually be a possibility.

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    Date Published: December 22, 2014

    Author: rhian

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