Am I eligible for criminal injury compensation? Can a personal injury lawyer in Tarbolton help me?
Being the victim of a criminal act can be a horrifying experience that usually causes not only physical injuries, but psychological trauma as well. People who have been victims to such incidents can often claim compensation, whether the attacker can be identified or not.
As with other types of accidents, compensation is awarded to the person who was injured for the sustained injuries as well as any financial losses that were a direct result of the incident. In these cases it is best to seek professional help by calling Accident Advice Helpline and asking for a personal injury lawyer in Tarbolton.
What a personal injury lawyer in Tarbolton can do for you
Tarbolton is a village with a population of roughly 2,000 people which is located in South Ayrshire, Scotland. Some of the most well known residents of Tarbolton include Evan Armstrong and Kris Boyd. The village is also a place where people go to enjoy interesting landmarks and attractions.
When you reach Accident Advice Helpline and get contacted with a personal injury lawyer Tarbolton, you will be given free advice and offered the no win no fee* agreement. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with hundreds of criminal injury compensation cases and we will be more than capable of handling yours too.
What to do
Claiming compensation for a criminal injury might seem a little different at first, but the principle is the same. However, there are a couple of things you will need to keep in mind. The first requirement that you have to meet is that the crime must be reported to the police.
Reporting your crime as soon as possible is very important. However, your delay might be overlooked if you were unable to report it because of your injuries (if you were in a hospital for example). Your compensation will then be paid out by CICA which stands for Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. They will also be the ones to determine the amount of that compensation based on various factors.
Who can help?
One of the best things you can do after you have become the victim of a crime and you have reported it to the police is to call Accident Advice Helpline and get in touch with our personal injury lawyer Tarbolton.
You can also take our helpful 30 second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website. This test will also give you an estimate on the amount that you might be able to claim for. At Accident Advice Helpline we have many skillful advisers who will gladly talk to you on 0800 689 0500 which is a number that you can call for free from a land line. You can also use your mobile phone to call 0333 500 0993. If you want to get a call instead you can text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 12th October 2014
Author: David Brown