Criminal Injury Compensation Claims | Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

If you have been subject to an attack or assault then you’ll know just how distressing it can be. The damage caused is not just physical; often the psychological harm is far longer lasting.

Our criminal injury lawyers are some of the most experienced anywhere in the UK. We are dedicated to fighting to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, as well as helping you to find the support you need to recover from such a distressing experience.

Our Criminal Injury Claims Process     

If you have been injured in a violent crime, you could be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a government body created to provide compensation to those who have suffered injuries as a result of an attack.

We have helped clients to claim compensation after a range of incidents, including:

  • Assaults
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Hit and run incidents
  • Infant assaults (“shaken baby cases”)
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Our team of expert lawyers will work with you and the CICA to ensure you receive the best possible compensation settlement. We can also advise you on state benefits and other payments, which may be available if your injuries have left you unable to work or needing ongoing care and support.

We can even help you claim compensation if the perpetrator of the attack was never caught, identified or convicted. We will discuss your options with you, which may include civil action or a compensation order from the court.

If your injuries are so severe you are left needing extensive rehabilitation or specialist medical treatment, we can offer advice about medical treatment and rehabilitation organisations.

Our Experience Of Criminal Injury Claims

We have helped many clients to claim compensation through the CICA after a criminal attack. Our experience in these claims means we know exactly how to ensure you get the best possible compensation settlement within the rules of the criminal injury scheme.

Criminal injury claims do need to be handled differently to other personal injury claims, so it is important to choose a solicitor that fully understands the process. We will talk you through how these claims work and keep you up-to-date at each stage of the claim.

It is important that you report the attack to the police and help them with their enquiries, as this will help us build your case. You should also contact us to start a claim as soon as possible, as criminal injuries claims must start within two years of the incident.

Contact Us For Free Advice About Making A Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a criminal injury, please contact us online or call us on 0800 056 4110.    


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All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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