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Criminal Injuries

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Have you suffered a Criminal Injury?
Claim MAXIMUM personal injury compensation today...


Criminal injuries 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 team 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 claim.


Who can claim criminal injury compensation?

Criminal injury claims typically involve an instance of physical harm. However, criminal injury compensation 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 end in injury, or as a result of witnessing a violent crime.


What can you claim for?


Who are you claiming against?

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


Who can claim criminal injury compensation?

Criminal injury claims typically involve an instance of physical harm. However, criminal injury compensation 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 end in injury, or as a result of witnessing a violent crime.


Criminal injuries 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


Psychological injury compensation

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 psychiatrist or clinical psychologist that states your condition has persisted for a minimum of six months. If you wish to claim for a psychological injury where you have witnessed a violent crime, the success of your claim will depend on the emotional attachment between you and the victim.


Criminal injuries compensation time limit

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) provides criminal injury compensation where the defendant either cannot pay or is unaccounted for. The CICA claim time limit is two years from the date of the incident. In order to qualify for CICA compensation, your criminal injury must have been reported to the police within 48 hours of the incident – there may be exceptions dealt with on a case by case basis


Gathering evidence 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 – upon accepting your claim, we will advise you on the specific types of evidence that will be beneficial in progressing your claim. However, there are many general types of evidence that are likely to form the basis of your claim, such as:

  • Location
  • Date and time
  • Photograph or video of the scene
  • Witness details

For more information and to find out if you have a criminal injury claim, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors.


For Further
Information call 0800 888 6888 or email

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