Compensation for Criminal Assault
Everyone deserves to feel safe and protected from harm in their daily lives. However, there are occasions when violence occurs that can result in serious injury. If you have been the victim of a criminal assault, you will likely be eligible to make an assault compensation claim.
Call our specialists on 0800 342 3206 to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation about your case.
HOW CAN I MAKE AN ASSAULT CLAIM?
The desired outcome of a criminal case for an assault would be that your attacker is arrested and charged for the crime and they would pay you directly. However, often your attacker does not have the means to pay to for your injuries.
There are two routes from which you can make a claim: a civil assault claim through the UK courts system or through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities is a government-funded body that attempts to help victims receive support and compensation for the personal injuries that they have suffered.
If your attacker has not been apprehended, then you can still make a claim, but you must be able to prove that you were the victim of a crime and that you were not at fault. The assault that you suffered must have caused physical or psychological injuries which have then had a negative impact upon your life going forward. Some psychological impacts from an assault include sleep problems, PTSD or depression.
TYPES OF ASSAULT
Both psychological and physical injury from an attack can be very damaging. There are different categories of assault that can be claimed against for any injuries suffered during the incident. You deserve to be able to get compensation for an assault.
MAKING AN ASSAULT COMPENSATION CLAIM
While there are different types of assault that you can claim for, within these categories there are many different scenarios from which you could make an assault compensation claim.
Every assault claim is unique, and no scenario is the same, therefore each case will need to be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine the amount of damages that you are owed.
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your case and the injuries you have received. Please contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will be in touch to discuss your case in a friendly yet professional manner where confidentiality is ensured.