Criminal injuries occur in the UK more than you might think, yet only 1 in 20 victims make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that you may have been through a traumatic time, which is why we provide no obligation advice, for free, to anybody that calls our 24/7 advice line. This simple ‘How to’ guide should hopefully help you in deciding whether you wish to go ahead with a criminal injuries claim, as well as giving you all the information you need to be able to continue with your case and make successful criminal injuries claim.
Step 1: Are you eligible to make successful criminal injuries claim?
Before making a claim, it is important to find out whether you would be eligible to receive compensation. Accident Advice Helpline website has a quick and easy 30 second test which you can use, the questions asked helps us work out if you are eligible or not. The main questions asked are:
- Was the accident or injury through no fault of your own?
- Did it occur in the last three years?
- Did you seek medical attention for your injury?
A criminal injuries claim can be anything from an attack or assault, to being bitten by someone’s dog, plus a range of other injuries in which you were the victim.
Step 2: Making a criminal injuries claim
Once it has been established that you are eligible to make a criminal injuries claim, the next step is to get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline. Our free telephone advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is operated by extremely professional and friendly advisors. They are trained to answer any questions or doubts you may have and will give no obligation advice, even if you do not wish to proceed with your claim.
Step 3: Getting a criminal injuries claim lawyer
If you decide to go ahead with your claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, we will then match you with one of our 200 legal partners across the UK. All of our lawyers are experts in the field of personal injury claims, which is why every single one of them offers a no win no fee service. If your claim is unsuccessful for any reason, then you do not pay your lawyer a penny in fees.
Step 4: A few notes on making a criminal injuries claim
In some cases you may have to attend an additional medical assessment, however this is only in some circumstances. The good news is that you will be able to claim back any expenses incurred due to your accident or injury, so make sure you keep your receipts! Finally, it may be possible for your criminal injuries claim lawyer will be able to attend court for you, meaning you do not have to go through the stress of a court case!
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Date Published: 19th September 2012
Author: David Brown