Criminal injury compensation is meant for blameless victims of crime who have exhausted every other avenue of recompense, and still been unsuccessful in obtaining justice for the injuries they have been caused.
The amount you will receive depends on several factors, including what part of your body was injured, and whether the injury is considered moderate, severe or permanent. The impact it has had on your life will also be taken into account.
Reporting your claim to the police
The crime which caused your injury must have been reported to the police as soon as possible after the event, or by someone on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself. The police need you to cooperate with their enquiries to give them that best chance of catching the criminal who caused you injuries.
You have two years of the crime being committed to make your claim, unless there were exceptional circumstances that meant you could not have reasonably been expected to adhere to the time limit. The scheme administrators may then accept a late claim.
How much compensation could a no win no fee* in Carrbridge claim result in
Injuries are put into categories depending on type and severity. This dictates how the criminal injury compensation amounts you receive are calculated, the amount for each sector being decided on by parliament. Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that you are awarded the maximum for amount of compensation from your no win no fee* in Carrbridge claim.
The additional payments
In addition to compensation for your injury, there are various other payments that will be considered, but the onus is on you supply all the required supporting documentation. Other payments that may be added to your criminal injury compensation amounts are:
- Loss Of Earnings
- Funeral costs
- Probate costs
- Special Expenses Payments
- Bereavement Payments
- Children’s Payments
- Dependency Payments
- Certain other Payments in Fatal Cases
- Funeral Payments
Making a no win no fee* in Carrbridge claim with Accident Advice Helpline
The Criminal injuries scheme is very complex, and it’s crucial to ensure you are properly represented to fully benefit from it. Accident Advice Helpline have a host of experts to ensure this happens, and over 13 years’ experience in dealing with cases like yours.
Our lawyers are experts in the field of personal injury claims, and will ensure that every area of your claim is looked into to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your circumstances.
We operate entirely on a no win no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by phoning our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123. Alternatively you could try our 30-second calculator that will give you a good idea of how much you may be awarded.
Date Published: 27th January 2014
Author: David Brown