Expert injury lawyers in Pooley Bridge
The Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme pays compensation to the victims of violent crimes when they have been unable to get recompense from the assailant, either because they do not know who it is or because the guilty party does not have the means to pay the compensation. The amounts awarded for each type of injury are laid down by parliament and the scheme is quite complex, you might be best using expert injury lawyers in Pooley Bridge to help make your claim.
The government funds the scheme, which injury lawyers would I claim from
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is government funded and administered by The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The powers that be, realise that no amount of money can fully compensate for the injuries suffered, but the government sees it has recognition of public sympathy for the harm done to you. If you are injured in a violent crime and those injuries are severe enough to need medical attention, you may want to use expert injury lawyers in Pooley Bridge to help with your criminal injury compensation claim.
The payments that are available from the scheme
The are several payments you can claim for as part of your injury claim, these are:
- Personal injury following a single incident
- Personal injury following a period of abuse
- Loss of earnings
- Fatal injuries, including loss of parental services and financial dependency
- Funeral payments
- Special expense payments to cover injury related needs which are not free of charge anywhere else
The criteria for making a criminal injury claim
You need to fit the criteria to be able to make a criminal injury claim to the CICA, these include:
- You were the direct victim of a violent crime that happened within the last two years
- No blame was attached to you for the incident
- You sustained an injury whilst taking exceptional and justified risk, when trying to remedy or prevent a crime
- If you sustained a mental injury as a result of witnessing or being involved in the immediate aftermath of an incident in which a loved one has been injured
- If you are the qualifying relative of a victim who has died from injuries caused by a crime of violence
- The incident must have been reported to the police
- You must have helped the police with their enquiries to give them the best possible chance of catching the villain
- You should be a British citizen or a national from an EU state that has a right to be in the UK
Accident Advice Helpline is the best choice for making your criminal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants make injury claims for over 15 years and all that experience is here to help the 25,000 claimants that enquire with us every month.
Each case is unique and at Accident Advice Helpline we realise that and treat each claimant accordingly. We will look at every affected area of your life and make sure each one is compensated for.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our advisors, you will find them friendly and understanding and ready to help all they can.
Date Published: 25th October 2013
Author: David Brown