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 claim, it is important to find out as much as you can about the process before you start.
Many people who are suffering physical or psychological injuries turn to personal injury law firms to help them. They choose to have experts guiding them through the process rather than trying to muddle through it themselves. If you are looking for some help and guidance on how to make a claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, here are the top 5 things that you should know.
Top 5 facts about a compensation criminal injury claim
- A compensation criminal injury claim is best dealt with by people who are trained and experienced in the process. Accident Advice Helpline is a personal injury law firm with over a decade of experience in this area. You can contact them at a time and on a day that is convenient to you. Their advice line is answered 24 hours a day; 7 days a week.
- The friendly, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline have a unique 30 second test which will assess which compensation criminal injury claims are likely to be successful. You still make the final decision about whether to go ahead with the claim or not. The choice is yours.
- You will be put in touch with one of the solicitors from their national network who are compensation criminal injury claim experts. They will liaise with the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority on your behalf and guide you through the process. The skilled solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis so there is nothing to pay to start a claim. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay a thing.
- It is usual for a compensation criminal injury claim to be handled over the telephone and so you do not have to worry about attending lots of appointments with lawyers. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor locally for a medical assessment. The exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed at the start because it is calculated using a complex set of rules by the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority and varies from case to case.
- It is sensible to take some time and great care in choosing a personal injury law firm that you can trust to handle your claim. Accident Advice Helpline are fully endorsed by consumer champion and trusted TV personality Esther Rantzen.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 17th January 2013
Category: Criminal injury claim