Lochwinnoch is a village in the council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. Its population in 2001 was 2,628. Lochwinnoch is first recorded in the 12th Century as a parish under the higher control of Paisley and Renfrew, but the area has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. Hopefully, none of the residents ever become the victims of violent crimes and need to use an injury lawyer in Lochwinnoch.
Violent crime and an injury lawyer in Lochwinnoch
Crimes of violence seem to be getting more common, and we seem to becoming desensitised to them. None of us like them but the shock and horror at such crimes seems to have lessened. Unless you are the victim. Then the experience is so traumatic, some people never fully recover. If you are injured in an assault of some sort, you may be able to make a criminal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Lochwinnoch.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) deals with the claims
The CICA is a government-funded body that administers the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme. The government recognises that no amount of money can compensate you for the injuries you have received, but they see it as recognition of public sympathy for your situation. If you were injured in a violent crime, and no blame was attached to you, you may be able to make a claim and use an injury lawyer in Lochwinnoch.
Guilty party first, then CICA
A claim should only be submitted to the CICA, if you have been unable to get your compensation from the guilty party, if you know who it is. If you do not, or the guilty party does not have the means to settle your claim, then the CICA will step in, providing you fit somewhere in the following:
- The incident should have happened within the last two years
- It should have been reported to the police
- You needed medical attention for your injuries
- You were not at fault for the violent crime
- You sustained your injury while taking an exceptional and justified risk in trying to prevent or remedy a crime
- 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 was injured
- You are the qualifying relative of a victim who has died from injuries caused by a crime of violence
- You should be a UK citizen or an EU national with a right to be in the UK
If you fit into these criteria, you may be able to make a claim and use an injury lawyer in Lochwinnoch and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is the best choice for your injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help with your criminal injury compensation claim. We have the experience and expertise you need for your claim. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. You will find that our friendly advisers are compassionate and will treat your claim with the respect it deserves. After a chat with them, you will be under no obligation to proceed unless you want to.
Date Published: 5th October 2013
Author: David Brown