Abuse & Criminal Injury Claims

Terrorism Related Injury Claims

For victims, survivors and their families, the physical and psychological damage of a terrorist attack can be devastating, and it can be difficult to know who to turn to at such a traumatic time.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a terrorist attack, there are procedures in place to help you get the support you need, and our lawyers could help you claim compensation.

We have the largest and most successful personal injury team in the UK, with specialists in terrorism related injury claims. Our lawyers are committed to handling claims with compassion and sensitivity, putting your and your family’s well-being first.

We’ve represented the survivors and families of victims following some of the most high-profile terrorist incidents on UK soil, including the London bombings in 2005, as well as a number of incidents around the world.

If you would like to begin making a claim following a terrorist incident, or have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with one of our solicitors. You can call us on 0800 056 4110, or alternatively you can contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

No Win No Fee*
Accredited with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Experienced criminal injury lawyers
Offices across the UK

Call us for a free initial consultation

0800 056 4110

Or we can call you back at a time of your choice

  • Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact us today

For a free initial consultation

Prefer not to call

Use our form

Terrorism Related Injury Claims - More Information
    • What's The Claims Process?
    • To make a compensation claim for a terrorism-related injury, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss the circumstances of your injury and advise you on whether or not we think you can claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – find out more about how this works.

      Claiming through the CICA begins with an online application. After that your claim will follow the same basic steps:

      1. Investigation. The CICA investigate your claim and make checks to decide whether you are eligible for compensation. If the CICA decides you are not eligible, we can appeal that and have many years’ experience in successfully overturning eligibility decisions.
      2. Compensation. If the compensation amount offered by the CICA is too low, then we can appeal the amount, and we have a proven track record in helping people to recover a more significant settlement.
      3. Conclusion. If our original application to the CICA, or an appeal, is successful, then you'll be awarded compensation. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if your claim were unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation.


    • Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
    • Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk to you when making a compensation claim.

      If we think you're best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we'll explain the process clearly. You'll only have to pay anything if your claim is successful – with our legal costs coming out of your compensation settlement.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • You generally have to make a compensation claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) within two years of the date of an injury.

      There can be exceptions made to these time limits (such as if you were too ill to make a claim), but this is judged strictly on a case-by-case basis by the courts, so it's best to get in touch with us for some advice. Call today on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.

    • How Much Compensation Can I Expect?
    • How much compensation you receive after a terrorist incident will depend on a few factors related to your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you need.

      The amount of compensation you could claim is based on:

      • The injury you have suffered
      • Care you might need now and in the future
      • Loss of earnings now and in the future (limited to Statutory Sick Pay rate)
      • Court of Protection fees (if you lack mental capacity to deal with your financial affairs)

      For more information, call us on 0800 056 4110 and we'll be happy to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.


“They kept us well informed and made us feel part of the process. They made me feel like they knew what they were doing. I had complete confidence in them.” Brian, London

Brian, client
Peter

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Claim Compensation Following A Terrorist Attack?

If you were injured or experienced psychological trauma as a result of a terrorist attack, then you may be able to claim compensation. Acts of terrorism generally include:

  • Hijacking
  • Bombing
  • Shootings
  • Kidnappings

You may also be able to claim if you were witness to a terrorist incident that has caused you psychological distress, particularly if the attack resulted in the injury or death of a friend, relative, child or partner.

You could also claim on behalf of someone else in the following circumstances:

  • f your child has been a victim of a terrorist attack, and is still under 18
  • If a relative lacks the mental capacity to make their own legal decisions
  • If a loved one has died as a result of a terrorist attack

If you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to make a claim or not, or have any questions about the claims process, contact us online or call us today on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Read More... Read Less...

Are There Compensation Schemes For The Victims Of Terror Attacks?

Terrorist attacks on UK soil have thankfully been very rare in recent years when compared with parts of the rest of the world, and as such this means the main compensation scheme for survivors and victims is focused on helping those who were injured in attacks that took place abroad.

Since 2012, the government has operated the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme, which supports the victims of terrorist attacks, as well as their families. The scheme doesn't necessarily cover all incidents of terrorism, but if you've been the victim of a terrorist attack abroad since 27 November 2012, you may be able to claim. Although you can make a claim through the scheme on your own, it can help to have legal representation that has experience with claiming and appealing any decisions you disagree with – find out more about claiming after a terrorist attack that took place abroad.

If you were injured in an attack in the UK, then you may be able to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a government body set up to support blameless victims of violent crime in England, Wales and Scotland, including terrorist attacks.

For example, the scheme paid compensation to survivors, and families who lost a loved one, after the 7/7 London attacks, and could help you make a claim for compensation in this way too – find out more about claiming through the CICA.

If you have any questions about either of these schemes, or about our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. You can call us on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

Read More... Read Less...

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell For A Terrorism Related Injury Compensation Claim?

Being involved in a terrorist attack is a truly traumatic, life-changing experience. Claiming the compensation you need for medical care and treatment can be a daunting prospect at such a difficult time, so it helps to have the experts on your side.

Although you can make a claim through the government’s various compensation schemes yourself, an expert lawyer can help you to navigate a process that can be quite complicated. We'll assist you with gathering evidence and submitting your claim, as well as appealing any decisions that you disagree with.

We have the largest team of personal injury lawyers in the UK, with specialists who have supported people through claims after a large number of high-profile incidents, including:

  • The 1996 Manchester bombing
  • The 7/7 London attacks in 2005
  • The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie

As well as UK-based incidents, we also have a great deal of experience helping victims and survivors of tragedies around the world, including:

  • The 9/11 World Trade Center attacks
  • The Al Qaeda attack at Algeria’s largest gas plant in 2013
  • The hijacking of British tourists on a tour bus in India
  • The Sousse Beach attack in Tunisia in 2015

We approach all claims with care, compassion and sensitivity, putting you and your family first at every stage. Rehabilitation is a key part of our service, and our client liaison managers can work with you from the beginning of your claim to identify any medical or psychological care and support you need both now and in the future.

If you have any questions, or would like to begin making a claim, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free initial consultation. You can call us on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

Read More... Read Less...

Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK


"They are forensic and analytical as well as campaigning and careful. All of the lawyers work tirelessly for the smaller cases as well as the bigger cases."
"One of the best’ and ‘go-to firm’ Irwin Mitchell covers the full range of work, and specialises in complex, unique cases."
We're delighted to have been named Claimant Solicitor of the Year in the 2016 Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Awards, an award we've won on seven previous occasions.

What Our Clients Say

We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis.

Read More Feedback

Working With Survivors

When you make a claim with us, we put your wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Providing you with the care and support you need to deal with the traumatic experience of an attack is as important to us as ensuring you receive financial compensation.

Our client liaison managers can work with you from the beginning of your case if needed, helping us understand what support you need, and how best to help you access it. As part of the claims process, we may arrange for you to have a medical examination to fully understand what medical care and support you will need both now and in the future.

Our approach to our clients' rehabilitation is extremely well respected in the industry, and has seen us win Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions.

Our Offices

Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.

Start Your Claim Today

To begin your claim for compensation, or ask any questions regarding personal injury claims, contact us today for a free consultation.

© 2016 Irwin Mitchell LLP is Authorised & Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our Regulatory Information.