Category: Criminal Injuries

£15,000 Compensation Awarded Following Attack

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Our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors in Liverpool recently secured criminal injury compensation for a client who was injured in an unprovoked attack, resulting in £15,000 compensation.

The incident occurred as our client was at a local recycling centre dropping off an old fridge when he was attacked with an iron bar. The client suffered from injuries to his head with cuts and bruises to his face and a black eye.

The medical expert who examined our client for the purposes of the claim recommended that he was to be further referred for psychological treatment.

Also included within the criminal injury settlement were claims for loss of earnings due to the time the client had to take off work.

Commenting after their case was settled, our client said:

“I am very pleased with the outcome of my claim, the full circle service I received from Hampson Hughes was excellent”.

Criminal injury compensation – expert advice

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 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 criminal injury claim.

We understand that if you have been subjected to an act of violence, your thoughts will turn to making a full recovery – compensation will likely be the last thing on your mind.

There is, however, a government scheme that provides compensation to those who have been victims of violent crime. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is governed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

If you would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email [email protected]m.

Criminal Injury Compensation Secured Following Attack

Our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors recently secured criminal injury compensation for a client who was injured in an unprovoked attack while at work.

Incident

On the day of the incident, the claimant had intended to car share with a colleague – the defendant – on their morning journey to work. However, when our client arrived at their colleague’s house, they were not ready to leave.

Our client then called his employer to enquire as to what actions should be taken next. The Claimant was told to continue to work without his colleague, so he did.

Attack

On the journey to their place of work, our client received a threatening text from the defendant that read:

“Watch what happens.”

That same day, the Defendant approached our client at their place of work, and proceeded to physically attack them. The claimant was head butted, punched and kicked in the face by the defendant.

Injuries

As a result our client sustained lacerations to his face above his eye which required four stitches, as well as losing a tooth. Four other teeth were also damaged in the attack and extensive dental care was needed.

Successful outcome

On this occasion Hampson Hughes Solicitors secured a total of £608 in criminal injury compensation for our client.

Criminal injury compensation – expert advice

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 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 criminal injury claim.

We understand that if you have been subjected to an act of violence, your thoughts will turn to making a full recovery – compensation will likely be the last thing on your mind.

There is, however, a government scheme that provides compensation to those who have been victims of violent crime. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is governed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

If you would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email [email protected]m.

Former Countdown Champion in Court for Assault

A former ‘Countdown’ champion has recently appeared in court for assaulting a female who gave his book a ‘bad review’ online.

Attack

Richard Brittain travelled around 500 miles from his home in Bedford, England to attack Paige Rolland at her place of work in Fife, Scotland.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard this week how Brittain used the internet to find out as much information as possible relating to Miss Rolland, including where she lived and worked, after Miss Rolland posted ‘negative’ critique online regarding a book Brittain had wrote.

Brittain tracked Miss Rolland down and smashed a bottle of wine over the back of her head as she stacked shelves in the Asda where she worked. The force of the blow knocked Miss Rolland out and she suffered a large cut to her head, for which she had to be treated in hospital. Procurator fiscal Harry Findlay stated:

“The complainer gave feedback of what she thought to be the merits or otherwise of the book.

“The feedback was negative. What followed were comments made by the accused which give an indication that he was displeased.”

Regarding the attack, Mr Findlay said:

“He went to the alcohol aisle and picked up a bottle of wine. He then went to the aisle where the complainer was working. He approached her from behind; she was kneeling down collecting cereal from the bottom shelf of the aisle.”

Guilty Plea

Brittain pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Rolland, causing her severe injury, on October 3, 2014.

In an interview with a national newspaper after the hearing, Miss Rolland said:

“Had he hit me any harder, I could have died.

“My first thought when I realised I had been assaulted was for my mum and how awful it would be for her to get a phone call saying I had died.”

Speaking of the attack, Miss Rolland said:

“At first, I thought that maybe I’d hit my head off the shelf and, as everything started to spin and go black, I wondered how I could be so stupid as to hit my head so hard.

“I heard the tinkle of a bottle on the floor and I thought that something had fallen on me. Blood was covering my hands and dripping down my arms.

“I couldn’t believe it. The attack has left me nervous and fearful. I find it difficult to meet new people and am nervous in big crowds.”

Sheriff Martin Jones QC has deferred sentence for reports and a motion for bail was refused.

Criminal Injury – Expert Advice

We understand that if you have been subjected to an act of violence, your thoughts will turn to making a full recovery – compensation will likely be the last thing on your mind.

There is however a government scheme that provides compensation to victims or their families at this tragic time.

The scheme is called CICA (The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority). Once your claim is accepted by Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we will liaise with CICA on your behalf.

If you would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email [email protected]