Even though government statistics show that the level of violent crime is falling, over 1 million 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 people suffer financially because they cannot work at all or cannot work as many hours as they used to.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority was set up to provide compensation to people who have been injured by violent crime. The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority is a government organisation that can pay compensation to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime. They make awards that range up to £500,000.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority uses a set of rules to determine who will receive compensation. You may decide that you need assistance in dealing with this and a claims management company like Accident Advice helpline can help you.
Top 5 things you need to know about claiming from the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority
- Contact a claims management company like Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible so that they can guide you through the process. Even if your criminal injury happened a while ago it is likely that you can still claim.
- Tell the friendly, professional advisers all the details of the incident including the types of injury that you have. Accident Advice Helpline has a unique 30 second test which will help them to work out whether your claim is likely to be successful. You do not have to pursue the claim unless you want to.
- Once you are put in touch with one of the national network of many legal partners they will handle the claim for you. Don’t worry about expensive legal costs. The legal partners work on a no win no fee* basis so you get all this legal advice for free.
- Keep records of any money that you have had to spend as a result of the criminal injury. This includes money that you have lost by not being able to work and any extra costs that you have incurred like having to pay for childcare or travelling to medical appointments.
- Most claims that are made to the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority are handled over the telephone and very few cases actually require you to appear in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a doctor for a medical assessment. Of course, the exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed as it varies from case to case.
It is important that you feel assured that the claims management company is working in your best interests. Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with Criminal Injury Compensation Authority claims for over 10 years. They are fully endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
You will be able to call the advice helpline whenever you need to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What’s more, you will be awarded 100% of the compensation as, in most cases, the fees can also be recovered.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.