Assault and Criminal Injuries claims
Lofthouse Mark are experts in criminal assault, sexual abuse and physical assault. If you’ve been the victim of a criminal assault in the last two years you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if you have a claim for criminal injury, assault or sexual abuse please contact Lofthouse Mark for a free, confidential no-obligations consultation, please phone Lofthouse Mark on 01947 881 141, or email Victoria Mark, or use the contact form on the left.
Who can I claim against for criminal injury?
If you are the victim of a violent crime in the UK you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This will depend on the individual circumstances of the violent crime, when it happened and what injuries you suffered.
You may have a claim against the assailant directly, often they do not have the means to satisfy the judgment meaning you may win your case but still never receive the compensation from the guilty party.
If you were assaulted at work you may be able to claim against your employer. This is a complex area of law and we are specialists in this area. Our expert Solicitors will be able to fully advise.
The CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) is a Government body set up to deal with claims of this nature.
As long as your particular case meets certain criteria – you may be able to claim.
CICA eligibility requirements for assault an criminal injury
You could also make a CICA claim. There are specific eligibility requirements and special criteria apply to claims made under the CICA scheme including: –
A two year deadline for making your personal injury compensation claim instead of the usual three year deadline for other personal injury compensation claims.
You must also ordinarily be a UK resident or member of the EEA and certain types of incident may not be covered under the scheme.
No legal costs are payable, meaning that you must either deal with the CICA directly yourself and keep your full compensation award or appoint a Solicitor to deal with the compensation claim for you and pay them a fee.
No personal injury valued at less than £1,000, under the provisions of the scheme will be considered as they deal with compensation claims for serious injuries only.
Compensation is not paid for the first 28 weeks of lost earnings and the amounts are capped meaning that you may not be compensated fully for your lost earnings.
Your own behaviour before, during and after the attack will be taken into account, as well as any criminal record you have and the manner in which you co-operate with the police.
Reporting the assault to the police is a pre requisite term of the scheme.
All the CICA compensation would have to be refunded to the CICA if the civil damages exceeded any CICA award and all monies that you have received or may receive in the future as a result of the assault have to be declared to the CICA where some or all of that money may be taken into account.
Do I have a claim for physical or sexual assault or criminal injury?
To find out whether you have a claim for physical or sexual assault or criminal please contact Lofthouse Mark now and you will be given a free, confidential, no-obligations consultation with a fully qualified solicitor who will give you an initial assessment of your situation.
To book your free consultation please phone Lofthouse Mark on 01947 881 141, or email Victoria Mark, or use the contact form on the right.