If you’ve been injured in a nightclub assault by a customer or member of staff you could claim compensation.
Talk to one of our experts about your assault in a free initial consultation. We’ll work out if you have a claim, how much compensation you could be entitled to and what medical services we can help you access if you need them.
How To Claim For A Nightclub Assault
How you could claim depends on if you were injured by another customer or a member of staff.
If you were attacked by a customer you’ll usually need to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), a government scheme for innocent victims of criminal injury. If you’ve been attacked by a member of staff, then it’s usually best to make a claim against the nightclub’s owner.
Once we know what happened to you, we’ll advise you on the best way to make your claim.
Claiming For A Nightclub Assault Through CICA
If you’ve been assaulted by another customer, you could claim compensation through the CICA, which makes payments based on how serious your injuries are.
To claim through the CICA, you need to make sure you’ve reported your assault to the police. You’ll also need to prove that you did nothing to provoke the assault.
We’ll work to help you show that your injuries were caused by assault and that they’re serious enough to receive compensation. Proving this can be difficult and our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you find witnesses and medical evidence to support your case.
If you’ve already started a CICA claim, our solicitors specialising in assault claims can help you make it stronger. We could also help you appeal a decision if you’ve been unfairly compensated or your claim has been rejected.
Claiming Against The Nightclub Owner
The owner of the nightclub is responsible for the behaviour and performance of their staff. You could make a claim against them if you’ve been assaulted by door staff or another employee.
You may also be able to make a claim against the nightclub if you can establish that the door supervisors fail to take action when they should have done.
We’ll gather evidence of your assault, work out how much compensation you’re entitled to and attempt to reach a settlement for you. In most cases, we’re able to negotiate a settlement out of court.
If negotiations break down, your claim may need to go to court. If this happens, we’ll make sure you’re looked after every step of the way and we’ll make the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Can I Claim If I Don’t Know Who Attacked Me?
You could claim compensation through the CICA even if you don’t know who attacked you.
How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Nightclub Attack?
You’ll need to start your claim through the CICA generally within two years of your assault taking place, although the sooner you start your claim, the easier it’ll be to find evidence. If there are good reasons why you haven’t claimed within two years then you may still be able to claim after this time.
If you’re making a claim against the nightclub owner, then you generally need to claim within three years of your attack. If you’re claiming on behalf of a loved one who doesn’t have the mental capacity to claim for themselves there’s no time limit.
Get in touch with us on
0800 056 4110 to find out more about time limits and see if you could claim, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you. Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim For A Nightclub Assault?
We’ll usually make your nightclub assault claim on a no win no fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful*. Whether you’re claiming through the CICA or against the nightclub owner, you could use a no win no fee agreement.
If you’re making a no win no fee claim then most of your legal fees will be paid for by your opponent if you’re successful, with the rest of the reasonable costs coming out of your compensation settlement.
If you’re making a no win no fee CICA claim then you’ll pay us a percentage of your compensation that we’ll agree on together before we proceed.
How Much Compensation Could I Get For A Nightclub Attack?
If you’re claiming against the nightclub owner or making a claim to the CICA, as well as compensation for your injuries you could claim for:
Loss of income through missed work or unemployment
Medical treatment and travel expenses
Cost of home or vehicle adaptations
Property damage, for example to your clothes or phone.
Whether you’re making a CICA or civil claim, our solicitors specialising in assault claims will work to gather evidence of the injuries you’re suffering from and what your treatment needs are to make sure you’re fairly compensated.
How Long Will My Nightclub Assault Claim Take?
CICA claims could be resolved within a year but in more complex cases it’s often longer.
How long your claim against the nightclub owner takes depends on:
How serious your injuries are. If you have serious injuries, we’ll need to know your long term treatment and care needs to work out how much compensation you’ll be entitled to
If they accept fault for your injuries. If they do, the case will be quicker, if they don’t and the case goes to court it’ll take longer.
If the owner agrees to pay compensation then we could secure some of your settlement as early (or ‘interim’) payments to help you pay for living, travel and medical expenses before you receive your full settlement.
Why Choose Us For Your Claim
As part of the largest personal injury law firm in the country, our criminal assault lawyers have the experience to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you’re making a civil claim or claiming through the CICA, they’ll make the best possible case on your behalf.
Claiming through the CICA without legal assistance can be a complicated process but having a lawyer who really knows how it works can make all the difference. Our team are supported by specialist investigators and medical professionals who can provide strong evidence to support your case. We’ll make sure your claim is valued fairly, whether you’re making a civil or the CICA claim.
We have years of experience working with victims of assault and our solicitors will be there for you throughout your claim. As well as compensation, we can help you access award winning rehabilitation services if needed.
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