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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Hebden Bridge


    You may be able to make a criminal injury claim using the solicitors in Hebden Bridge, if you are an innocent victim of a violent crime.

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) are the people who administer the payments according to the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme. This organisation are government funded, and they were set up to ensure the victims of a violent crime could receive compensation.

    Payments are available from the scheme for:

    • Loss of earnings
    • Special expense payments, to cover specific injury-related needs which are not available free of charge from any other source
    • Fatal injuries, including loss of parental services and financial dependency
    • Funeral payments
    • Personal injury following a single incident
    • Personal injury following a period of abuse

    You may want to speak to the solicitors in Hebden Bridge about making an injury compensation claim, If any of the above apply to you.

    The criteria you need to fit to be able to claim using the solicitors in Hebden Bridge

    The criteria you need yo fit to be able to make a criminal injury claim are:

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    • Sustained an injury while taking an exceptional and justified risk, while trying to remedy or prevent a crime
    • Sustained a mental injury as a result of witnessing or being involved in the immediate aftermath of an incident in which a loved one is injured
    • Are a qualifying relative of a victim who has died from injuries caused by a crime of violence
    • Were a direct victim of a crime of violence
    • Were not to blame for the incident

    The CICA has further requirements for you to use the solicitors in Hebden Bridge and make a claim

    These are:

    • You must report the incident to the police, and help them with their enquiries, to give them the best chance of catching the criminal.
    • You must have needed medical attention, whether for physical or mental injuries.
    • You cannot have already applied for compensation for the same injury under this or any other scheme.
    • The incident should have happened within the last two years

    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help with your criminal injuries claim

    The above is the basics of the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme, and that all seems enough to contend with, without all the other associated ins and outs of the scheme, all intended of course, quite correctly, to make sure that it only pays to the people it is meant for.

    Accident Advice Helpline will help you make your claim, we have been doing so successfully for over 13 years now, and we will make the process a whole lot easier for you.

    Just call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our advisers, you will find them friendly and compassionate and the call will be in complete confidence.

    Date Published: 3rd April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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