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 treatment immediately.
If you are sitting at home unable to work, drive or look after the children, and trying not to look at the pile of final demands on the table; you may want to find out more about compensation as a victim of GBH. If you have suffered from GBH within the past 2 years through no fault of your own you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. The law states this time framework but as each case is individual you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
An online calculator
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm for personal injury compensation. A trained adviser will guide you through a 30-second test which will establish whether you are likely to get compensation as a victim of GBH. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you could get, if a personal injury solicitor represents you and wins. This would be on a no-win, no-fee basis as all the claims we handle are financed in this way.
If you have been attacked with a knife or badly beaten, the chances are that you will be feeling emotionally delicate. Picking up the telephone to find out about compensation as a victim of GBH might seem like a difficult and daunting task. We were established in 2000 and have helped thousands of victims to get financial justice. The trained advisers understand that you may be feeling nervous and vulnerable and possibly in a lot of pain, you can rest assured that your call will be treated with respect and sympathy.
If you are worried that by making an inquiry about compensation as a victim of GBH, you are placing yourself under obligation, this is not the case. You decide if you wish to go ahead with the claim. In fact, most claims can be processed by telephone and most claimants do not need to attend court to pursue compensation. You may need to have an additional medical assessment, to make sure you are awarded the correct amount for what you have suffered.
If you wish to find out if you might be entitled to compensation for GBH, you should ring us immediately. The number is 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd September 2013
Author: David Brown