There are four places with the name of Brough in England, and three in Scotland. The largest is Brough in the East Riding of Yorkshire, which is famous because it was the home of the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, who lodged at the Ferry Inn, where he was eventually arrested. The Archbishop of York granted Brough a town charter in 1239, although to all intents and purposes it continued to operate as a village.
Solicitors in Brough
In Dick Turpin’s day (he was executed in 1739) travelling would have been difficult, as there were no railways in Britain until the 19th century. People would have travelled by stagecoach and been at the mercy of highwaymen. There would have been no solicitors in Brough to help anyone file a personal injury compensation claim for criminal injuries if they had been hurt during a stagecoach robbery, although now, if you are injured while a crime is in progress, you can make a claim for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). To do this, you would need the help of an expert criminal injuries solicitor, perhaps a firm of solicitors in Brough have one. If not, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the freephone numbers you will find below.
Claiming through the CICA
Although you don’t need solicitors in Brough to help you file an injury claim through the CICA, it is advisable to hire the services of an expert criminal injuries solicitor to assist you. You can download a form from the CICA website and complete it yourself, but as the claims process is long and complicated, you really should consider having a solicitor to help.
You need to file your claim for injuries within two years of the date of the crime, which should have been reported to the police. The CICA will ask for a police report plus the unique crime reference number they will have given you, as well as a medical report. You may have to undergo a further medical examination, or perhaps this won’t be necessary.
It makes no difference to your claim if the criminals were apprehended or not, you are still entitled to make your injury compensation claim. The CICA will pay between £1,000 and £500,000 in compensation, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal help and advice to file you potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline whenever you can. Our freephone lines are always open for your calls. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 25th April 2014
Author: David Brown