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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

    Injury cases

    All injuries are unpleasant, the injuries that are caused by someone else are very unpleasant – and the worst of these can be assault injury cases.

    In fact, assault injury cases can be one of the most upsetting experiences that a person can suffer and the effects can be long lasting. Even though this type of crime is thankfully rare in the UK, many people find themselves in the awful position of being assaulted every year and continue to suffer from the physical and emotional effects.

    Ways to claim following an assault

    Some people who have been assaulted in this way are not aware that they can actually claim compensation for their injuries. The way of claiming is slightly different to other personal injury cases. In car accidents and workplace accidents, compensation can be claimed from the person who caused the accident – this is called the person or company that was at fault. There is usually an insurance company policy to cover it and this may be called a car insurance or employer’s liability insurance policy.

    In assault injury cases things are a bit different. People tend to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and this involves fairly strict rules and procedures. The procedures cover things like who can claim and how to go about making a claim.

    Assault injury cases – a useful guide

    1. Many assault injury cases are started by calling a leading law firm – this is Accident Advice Helpline. Here you will find a team of highly trained, professional advisers and personal injury lawyers. The advisers will answer all of your early questions, they deal with hundreds of assault injury cases every year. You are able to give them details about your particular assault and the injuries that you have suffered, or are still suffering.
    2. Accident Advice Helpline will allocate you a specialist personal injury lawyer and they will handle your case. Assault injury cases will be dealt with by the Accident Advice Helpline lawyers who have particular expertise and training in this area of law. They will handle your case over the telephone as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    3. Assault injury cases usually involve you (the claimant) providing some further details about the severity of your injuries. The injuries may be confirmed by having a medical report prepared. Compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is awarded on a sliding scale. This means that, on the whole, the more serious injuries get the higher levels of compensation.
    4. Assault injury cases do not require you to pay a large upfront lump sum for legal costs. Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a no win no fee basis.
    5. Assault injury cases involve a fair amount of paperwork and the Accident Advice Helpline lawyers will do their best to handle as much of this as they can on your behalf. It is always best to have the experts help you get as much compensation as you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline has a hotline which is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week so you can call whenever you need to.

    Date Published: 18th August 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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