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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Event claims in Stroud


    Do you need to claim compensation for injuries caused to you through no fault of your own?  Are you seeking to make event claims in Stroud for compensation? Stroud is a market town in the county of Gloucestershire. It is the main town in Stroud District. The population is about 12,690, and sometimes, like anywhere else in the UK, violent crimes happen and the victims may be entitled to make an injury claim.

    How does making event claims in Stroud work?

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is government funded to compensate the innocent victims of violent crime, and if you are in this situation you may be entitled to make a criminal injury claim.

    What are the rules for making a claim?

    The rules stipulate that:

    • The incident should have happened within the last 2 years, unless there are exceptional circumstances
    • You were the innocent victim of a violent crime or abuse
    • You reported the incident to the police
    • You helped the police with their enquires to give them the best possible chance of apprehending the assailant
    • You are a British citizen or an EU national who has the right to be in the UK

    If these rules apply to you it would be possible to make a criminal injury claim.

    When would you not be able to make a claim?

    There are certain circumstances in which you would not be eligible to make a criminal injury claim.  If the injury you sustained was:

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    • Because of a suicide attempt, unless the suicidal person acted with intent to cause you harm or injury
    • Because of a vehicle, unless the vehicle was used with the intent to cause harm or injury
    • From an animal attack, unless the animal was used to cause harm or injury
    • In the usual course of a sport or activity to which you consented by taking part
    • As a result of harmful substances being willingly ingested by the mother during pregnancy with intent to cause harm to the foetus

    You also cannot get a payment if:

    • You have already applied for compensation for this injury through this or any other scheme
    • You and the person that injured you were living together as members of the same family and continue to do so
    • The person who injured you could benefit from the award because there is still a close clink between you and the assailant

    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you now

    The easiest and most stress-free way to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We were established over 15 years ago, to give access to justice for the blameless victims of accidents and crimes.  We operate on a no win no fee basis, and that means exactly what it says.  You will not have to find any money to start your claim; we do not get paid until your case has been won.

    On our website, there is a 30-second test.  This is designed to give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.

    Or you can call our helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500.  The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Speak to our friendly advisers to discuss your case with you and start your claim should you wish to proceed.  If you prefer, you can dial us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 now.

    Date Published: 27th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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