Solicitor in Bearsted – crimes of violence and criminal injury claims
We all hope here at Accident Advice Helpline that if you live in Bearsted or anywhere else within the UK that you will never be a victim of a violent crime. But if you are and the injuries that you have need medical attention, you may be able to make an injury claim using a solicitor in Bearsted to help you.
Injuries from a violent crime can lead to using a solicitor in Bearsted
The shock and horror seems to have diminished at violent crime incidents, even though none of us like them. Unless of course, you are the victim then the trauma is unbelievable, something from which some victims never fully recover.
If you find yourself in this situation, you should consult with a solicitor in Bearsted about making a criminal injury claim.
A solicitor in Bearsted with deal with the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) on your behalf
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.
CICA if the guilty party can’t pay
If you have been unable to get your compensation from the guilty party, either because you do not know who it is or they do not have the means to pay you, then the CICA will step in, providing you fit somewhere in the following:
- You were not to blame 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.
- The incident should have happened within the last two years, unless you were below 18 when the rules are adjusted slightly.
- The incident should have been reported to the police.
- You should have helped the police with enquiries.
- Your injuries were severe enough to need needed medical attention.
If you fit into these criteria, the CICA will consider your criminal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline and criminal injury claims
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help with your personal injury compensation claim. Whether it is because of a violent crime or an accident, we have the experience and expertise you need to keep the process simple. 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.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown