Injury lawyer in Ramsgate
If you’ve been injured in a crime, you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), regardless of whether the person or organisation that was responsible for you being hurt was caught and/or brought to justice or not. In fact, one of the CICA’s main purposes is to provide some sort of recompense to victims of crime when the person or entity responsible for an injury has not been caught.
While it’s possible to make a claim to the CICA yourself, you could stand a much better chance of winning your case and maximising the amount of damages you could win by using an injury lawyer in Ramsgate to fight your case for you. If you can find an injury lawyer in Ramsgate that’s happy to take your case on a no win-no fee basis, you wouldn’t have to pay anything to get your case off the ground and would not be liable to pay any solicitor’s fees if your lawyer failed to win you any compensation.
Types of criminal injuries an injury lawyer in Ramsgate might win you compensation for
If you’ve been injured as the result of a crime perpetrated by a person other than yourself that you had absolutely no part in, there will be a good chance that you’ll be able to use an injury lawyer in Ramsgate to get you the recompense you deserve. Whether you’ve been mugged, stabbed or hurt in any other way, you could be in line for a pay-out.
To make a claim, you’ll typically have needed to have reported the incident that led to your injury to the police. You’ll certainly have needed to have seen a medical professional with the injuries you suffered if you’re going to stand any chance of winning any money.
The police may not be able to recover evidence relating to the incident that led to your accident, so it will help if you can try to remember as much as possible about the incident as you can. Although it may be difficult if you’ve just been hurt in a criminal act, try to remember as much about the incident as you can. If possible, memorise a description of the person that was responsible for the act or the precise chronology of events that led up to you being hurt. Do not attempt to photograph your assailant, as doing so could put you in more danger.
If you’d like to find out more about using a no win, no fee solicitor to make a CICA claim or are interested in launching a case yourself, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: David Brown