Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims.
Criminal injuries can be extremely distressing to deal with because of the psychological trauma of having been attacked or assaulted – or involved as an innocent bystander in a criminal or terrorist activity and being injured as a result.
Work accidents can also result in a criminal prosecution if an employer is found to be negligent in its duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, which awards compensation to those who suffer criminal injuries.
However, victims of criminal injury can also make no win no fee claims for compensation for their injuries against the party liable for the injury, such as a company or an individual who caused injury as a result of drink-drug driving.
Criminal injuries which can be claimed for include:
In order to make a compensation claim for criminal injuries the victim/claimant must:
Victims injured in crimes can still make compensation claims whether or not a criminal investigation or prosecution results from their police report.
Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim – but in the case of claims for criminal injuries the time limit is two years.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you wish to make a claim for criminal injuries.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a criminal injury compensation claim if a loved one has been injured and is still recovering in hospital, or has died as a result of criminal injury.
Compensation for Criminal Injury Claims made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme ranges from £1,000 to £500,000.
No win no fee claims for Criminal Injury Compensation include:
Claims can be made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and will be paid by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which is part of the Ministry of Justice.
No win no fee claims for criminal injuries compensation will be settled by the insurer of the party which caused the injury – or even the individual who caused the injury.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Many claims for criminal injuries compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in criminal injury claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in Criminal Injury Compensation Claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a Criminal Injury Compensation Claim by calling 020 7923 4020.