There are people who argue that prison should be reserved for criminals who use violence in any way, shape or form. They argue that there is little point in banging up those who have committed non-violent crimes, such as fraud for example. People who commit non-violent crimes could be punished in other ways, such as fines, community services, curfew, or a combination of all of these punishments, the argument goes.
While you may agree or disagree with this model of justice, it is likely that you would not argue that violent criminals should be shown any leniency when it comes to custodial sentences. This will be especially true if you have been a victim of violent crime yourself. You might be keener to see violent criminals locked up if you have been a victim of a violent crime and your assailant was not brought to justice.
If the police failed to catch a person who did you harm, you will still be able to pursue some form of justice. If you have been injured in a violent crime there will be a chance that you might be able to seek a compensation pay-out from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a public body set-up to compensate the victims of crime.
Making a clam through CICA can be a long and complicated process, so you would be wise to retain the services of a decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury solicitors in Liversedge if you want to pursue a pay-out.
Criminal injury compensation and solicitors in Liversedge
Imagine that you were out on a Friday evening and you had a few drinks along the way. You’re merry, but in no way intoxicated to the degree that you’re unable to conduct yourself in a reasonable manner. You’ve had a lovely night with friends, and being assaulted and then having to seek compensation for your suffering with the aid of a solicitors in Liversedge is something that would not even enter your mind.
You decide to call it a night, say your goodbyes and make your way to a nearby taxi rank. While en route, you encounter a rather intimidating group of young men. One of them asks you for a cigarette. When you reply that you do not smoke, one of the group punches you viciously in the mouth, causing you to lose your front teeth.
Under these circumstances, you might be able to seek a pay-out from the CICA. You may stand a better chance of receiving a pay-out if you have top, 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors in Liversedge such as Accident Advice Helpline fighting your corner. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation legal advice about your claim.
Date Published: 13th April 2014
Author: David Brown