It is said that less than half of faultless victims injured by a crime in the UK make a claim for compensation. Although many people are aware they can claim they do not bother to do so. People are unaware that it is a legal right and the law says it the guilty party that should pay. But if you do not know who the assailant was, or the guilty party does not have the means to pay you, you can claim from a government funded scheme.
The injuries sustained in this situation vary greatly, from things like broken bones and a whiplash injury in Airth By Falkirk, to life changing brain injuries, and sometimes even death.
Countless victims are unaware that the personal injury compensation laws apply to people who are affected by violent crime as well, the difference being that the time limit is only 2 years and not 3 years as for an accident. So if you have been a victim of a crime or accident which was someone else’s fault read on.
If you sustain a whiplash injury in Airth By Falkirk because of a violent crime, claim compensation
There is a booklet produced by The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), which tells you if you are eligible to make a claim under their guidelines, which are:
- If you were a direct victim of violence
- You reported it to the police
- You helped the police with there enquiries
- You are not to blame for the incident
- You have had no success in getting compensation from the criminal
- You gained the injury whilst trying to prevent a crime
- You are the beneficiary of a victim who has died
- You have suffered mental trauma via witnessing a crime.
At the time of the crime if you were under the age 18 you have until you’re your 20th birthday to make a claim for compensation from the CICA.
Claiming for your whiplash injury in Airth By Falkirk
At Accident Advice Helpline you are just: 30 seconds from finding out if you are eligible for a claim.
Visit our website and provide us with your criminal injury details, then using our free compensation calculator we can tell you within seconds if you qualify.
Or you can call our freephone telephone number which is 0800 689 0500. There you will find friendly, trained professionals on hand waiting to help and advise you on the best way forward.
Our company has over 14 years experience in dealing with personal injury claims and we are one of the largest law firms in the U.K. which we hope gives you the confidence to trust that with us you will get a professional, quality fast service.
We will not pressure or coerce you into anything. There is no obligation, just talk to the adviser and you will be in safe hands.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown