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Criminal Injury Solicitors

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Have you ever suffered a Criminal Injury?

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Criminal injury compensation may be available if you have experienced physical trauma or psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime. Speaking to a member of our criminal injury solicitors about your criminal injury may be the first time that you have spoken to anybody about your experience – this is common among our clients. We guarantee complete confidentiality throughout your criminal injury claim.

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Who can claim criminal injury compensation?

Criminal injury claims typically involve an instance of physical harm. However, criminal injury compensation claims may also be available in cases of psychological trauma. For example, you may be entitled to compensation if you have experienced the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder. This could occur following an attack that did not necessarily end in physical injury, or could be as a result of witnessing a violent crime.

With this in mind, anyone who believes that they have suffered an injury in a situation where the other party’s actions could be classed as criminal may have cause to pursue a criminal injury compensation claim.

Even if you do not believe the defendant has the financial means to provide financial recompense, you should still explore a claim, as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provides criminal injury compensation where the defendant either cannot pay or is unaccounted for.

Who am I claiming against in a criminal injury claim?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provides criminal injury compensation where the defendant either cannot pay or is unaccounted for.

What can you claim for?

Depending on the nature of your case and the type of criminal injury involved, there can be a variety of different situations and injuries that can lead to a criminal injury compensation claim. These situations include:

  • Injuries suffered
  • Medical expenses
  • Care costs and expenses (subject to eligibility)
  • Loss of earnings
  • Funeral expenses

With regards to the type of issues for which you can make a criminal injury compensation claim, there are a wide variety, each with their own specific legal implications. It is advised that you contact one of the expert criminal injury solicitors here at Hampson Hughes to ensure that you get trusted and expert advice. Criminal injuries can include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Psychological abuse
  • Physical violence (including domestic violence)
  • Vehicle collision where you were deliberately targeted
  • Dog attack where the dog was encouraged by the owner
  • Death caused by a criminal act (claim brought by the estate and/or dependant(s)

Can I claim for psychological trauma as well as physical injury?

It is possible that you may be entitled to criminal injury compensation on the grounds of psychological trauma. Psychological injury claims must be supported by a diagnosis by a qualified psychiatrist or clinical psychologist who states your condition has persisted for a minimum of six months.

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In situations where you wish to make a criminal injury compensation claim for a psychological injury where you have witnessed a violent crime, the success of your claim will largely depend on the emotional attachment between you and the victim. This is of course a complex and sensitive legal process, but here at Hampson Hughes our expert criminal injury solicitors will be able to advise on how to approach this legal process.

What is the time limit for a criminal injury claim?

As mentioned before, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) may provide criminal injury compensation in situations where the defendant either cannot pay or is unaccounted for.

While the standard personal injury limit is 3 years, the CICA claim time limit is actually 2 years from the date of the incident. In order to qualify for CICA compensation, your criminal injury should have been reported to the police within 48 hours of the incident – although there may be exceptions dealt with on a case by case basis.

Again, this can make for a complex assessment process, but here at Hampson Hughes we have a wealth of experience in handling criminal injury claims and will be able to guide you accordingly and ensure you have the best possible legal advice at each stage of the claims process.

How much is my criminal injury claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive if your claim is successful will depend on the extent of the injury, the impact it has had on your daily life and any long-term effects.

What evidence do I need to support your criminal injury claim?

If you have yet to gather any evidence, you may be unsure where to begin. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help. Should we accept your claim, we will advise on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim. There are many types of evidence that are likely to form the basis of your claim, such as:

  • Details on the location in which the criminal injury took place
  • Specific details on the date/s and time/s of any criminal injury
  • Police Crime Reference Number and reporting officer’s details
  • Photographic or video documentation of the scene of the criminal injury
  • Witness details in order to obtain statement/s on their account of the incidents

 

How to find a reliable criminal injury claim solicitor

If you suffer a criminal injury, it can have a significant impact on your wider life, as well as your health. You might need to pay out medical expenses, have missed work through your injury or experience and sometimes the physical and psychological damage can be long-term, or even permanent. If you’re going through all of this, the thought of making a legal claim can seem like just another stress or strain. However, with an experienced criminal injury claims solicitor, like Hampson Hughes, you can benefit from our expertise and have peace of mind that you’re receiving high-quality legal care. As expert criminal injury solicitors in Liverpool, operating nationally, we can offer exceptional services in this area.
You can receive the following from our solicitors:

Credentials and Experience

Experience sets Hampson Hughes’ team of professional criminal injury claims solicitors apart from other firms. We allocate an expert criminal injury claim solicitor to each case, helping to guarantee that you receive a reliable and consistent service from us. If you want a free consultation to find out whether you have a criminal injury case, contact us by phone or email as soon as possible for the best chance of a successful outcome.

The Level of Expertise

At Hampson Hughes, we have a proven track record of successful criminal injury claims, and we aim to be as open and transparent as possible about the way that we work. Our team of criminal injury claim solicitors, based in Liverpool and operating across the UK, are available for a free consultation, so that your circumstances can be discussed, and we can determine if you have a claim to bring.

Communication

Once you have chosen Hampson Hughes to represent you in your criminal injury claim, we always aim to have clear lines of communication and make sure you’re in the loop with the progress of your claim and understand the process. It’s vital that you’re able to trust and rely on your criminal injury claim solicitor and are kept fully informed about what is happening with your case at any given time.

Legal Costs

If you’re considering bring a criminal injury compensation claim, it’s important that you understand the potential legal costs involved with doing so. We advise that you carefully read all of the terms and conditions provided, taking note of the proportion of your compensation, if your case is successful, that will be paid towards your legal fees. At Hampson Hughes, we can discuss all funding options with you, including ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, to find the best solution for your circumstances.

As experienced criminal injury solicitors based in Liverpool, and operating nationally, we are often able to manage your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, helping to protect your financial interests. In many cases, if your claim is successful, we can recover some of our legal costs from the defendant. Contact us today if you want to discuss funding options in more detail or to find out more information about our criminal injury claim team and how we will work on your claim.

You can get in touch via email on info@hampsonhughes.com or by phone at 0800 888 6888, for specialist advice and guidance on the process of making a personal injury claim.

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