The criminal injury claim and expert injury lawyers in Pitlochry
If you have been the victim of a violent crime and are unable to claim compensation from the assailant, you should be looking to the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme to see if you qualify to make a claim and you could ask expert injury lawyers in Pitlochry for help.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is government funded to compensate the blameless victims of violent crime, because the government realise that although no amount of money can make up for the suffering you have endured, the compensation is seen as recognition of what you have been through.
The criteria for making a criminal injury claim and using expert injury lawyers in Pitlochry
There are criteria you should fit to make your claim including:
- The incident should have happened within the last 2 years, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as being below 18 at the time of the incident, when slightly different time limits apply.
- You were the blameless victim of a violent crime or abuse.
- You reported the incident to the police as soon as possible after it happened.
- 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 may be possible to make a criminal injury claim and use injury lawyers in Pitlochry to help you.
The things that debar you from making 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:
- 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 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 link between you and the assailant.
Making a criminal injury claim
What you have been through will has been traumatic enough, so the easiest and most stress free way to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We were established in 2000 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.
You can call our helpline on freephone number, 0800 689 0500. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for our friendly advisers to discuss your case with you and start your claim should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown