Do you need to make Denbighshire personal injury claims after being the victim of crime?
Although crime rates appear to have fallen in recent years, many people still suffer injuries when crimes do occur. Even when the perpetrator isn’t intending to hurt anyone, injuries can still occur. If, for example, someone was to snatch your handbag or steal your mobile phone, you could be pushed or shoved, or even knocked over.
Similarly, some people have been assaulted when they have inadvertently interrupted a crime taking place. If, for example, you return home to find your property is being burgled, the perpetrators may harm you in their haste to get away.
When a crime does take place, it’s important to notify the police straightaway, especially if you’ve been injured. If you’ve been badly hurt or you require emergency medical treatment, an ambulance may also be dispatched to you.
Although police officers may not be able to catch the perpetrators in the act of committing a crime, they can often identify the culprit by examining the scene. If they have left fingerprints or DNA, or if they were caught on camera, it may be possible for the police to identity and arrest them.
In addition to instigating criminal proceedings against them, you may also want to make Denbighshire personal injury claims. If it’s shown that they were responsible for the harm that you suffered, it’s likely that your Denbighshire personal injury claims will be successful and you could be entitled to receive a considerable amount of compensation.
Unfortunately, it isn’t just physical harm that can occur as a result of a crime or violent act. Many people who have been the victims of crime can struggle to cope emotionally afterwards. If you’ve suffered serious injuries or people have entered your property, you may feel vulnerable or unsafe afterwards. Luckily, victim support charities are on hand to help and your local GP will also be able to recommend counselling services or therapies which could help you to recover.
If you do want to make Denbighshire personal injury claims against the people responsible for your injuries but you don’t feel ready to do so just yet, there’s no need to rush into it. In most cases, people are able to make Denbighshire personal injury claims for up to three years after the incident occurred so you could still have plenty of time to make your Denbighshire personal injury claims and obtain compensation.
If you’d like to find out more about making Denbighshire personal injury claims, or if you’ve got specific questions about the claims process, we’d be glad to help. We’ll even provide free, no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know about making a compensation claim without having to pay anything at all! Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more today.