Criminal Injuries – What to Avoid for a Successful Compensation Claim
If you have been a victim of a crime and have been injured mentally or physically as a result, you are entitled to make compensation claim in Rowlands Castle. There are many outcomes of this type of violent crime and sometimes it can leave victims with injuries which prevent them from leading a normal life.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a service to criminal injury victims which involves using an in-house solicitor who is specialised in these cases and will do their up-most to get a positive outcome. It can be a harrowing experience for victims and as such, it is only right that justice is served to those who are responsible.
If you are thinking about making a compensation claim in Rowlands Castle, there are some actions to avoid so that you give yourself the best possible chance of success.
Failing to Report
If you fail to report the incident, it will be very difficult to follow through with your compensation claim in Rowlands Castle, which means you are unlikely to get the justice you deserve.
You should report the incident as early as possible to the appropriate authorities so that it is on record as this will help with your claim in the future. You can’t make a claim after three years of the incident happening, so the sooner you do this, the better.
Lack of Evidence
In order to make a successful compensation claim, you need to have substantial evidence to back up your claims; otherwise it will be difficult to take it any further. Evidence may be in the form of medical records and witnesses who observed the incident.
If you are aware of witnesses, you should follow up with them and find out if they are willing to back up your claim. A lack of evidence is one of the main issues in a lack of success for compensation claims, so make sure you have this to hand before you begin the process.
You should never make false allegations to get compensation, as this is illegal and could land you in a lot of trouble. You need to be positive that someone else was at fault and that you were in no way involved in the crime, otherwise the police will be chapping at your door rather than the alleged criminal!
You should always co-operate with the police to the best of your ability, even if you feel that you are being put under pressure, as this is highly important as part of your claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can offer support for criminal injuries and will be on hand to support you through the compensation claim process. The lines are open 24/7 and with a ‘no win no fee’ obligation, you have nothing to lose by making a claim.
Call now or fill out the 30 second claim form to find out an estimate of what you may be due.
Date Published: 5th August 2013
Author: David Brown