If you have been the victim of a criminal incident and have suffered injuries as result then read on to find out how Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
Injuries compensation authority explained
Criminal injuries are defined as violent incidents that have resulted in the victim suffering personal injuries as a result. An example is being mugged or assaulted in an unprovoked attack that was not your own fault. In the UK, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is in charge of the criminal injuries compensation fund which compensates those victims whom have been physically harmed as a result of criminal activity.
Criminal injuries compensation fund awards cash compensation to victims who have suffered personal injuries. These cash compensation is the past have ranged from £1,000 to £500,000, depending on the specifics the incidents and the personal circumstances of the victims.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority allows online applications – however, you will need to have certain information to hand in order to do so. This includes:
- The contact details of your GP or other medical professional who has provided you with care or treatment for the personal injuries you have suffered
- The police crime reference number relating to the incident in question
- The date of any court case and name of the offender if known
To be able to make a claim to receive cash compensation from the criminal injuries compensation fund, you will need to ensure that the crime was reported even if there have been no reporting charges against the perpetrator.
If possible, it may help your case and be extremely useful to have some of the following information to hand:
- An account of your accident – such as a statement of the attack or incident including dates, times and locations
- The names and contact details of any witnesses or other parties involved
- Your medical report from your GP or other medical professional detailing your injuries, the treatment you have undergone and the expected short and long term impacts or effects on your life
- Receipts relating to expenses such as medical bills or transport costs for travelling to appointments
Not everybody has all this information readily available, but please do not worry if you haven’t. Whether or not you have access to this information, our friendly and highly trained advisers at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to guide you throughout the personal injury claims process, ensuring you are looked after at every step of the way. All of our claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis at all times for all clients, offering you further peace of mind.
We understand how difficult it must be to have suffered as a result of an attack or incident like this. That is why we want to do everything we can to help you and get you the cash compensation you deserve from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.