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Assault or abuse

If you are the victim of a physical crime in the UK, there are three different ways you can make a personal injury claim for compensation. You can make a claim against the perpetrator directly (though ensuring compensation is paid can be difficult), you can make a claim against your employer or organisation responsible for your care, and finally you can make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

A specialist assault and abuse lawyer will be able to advise you on which options are available to make a compensation claim. There is no need to wait for a successful criminal prosecution in order to make a claim. For Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims you need to claim within two years of the crime being committed, so we recommend you make contact with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Alison Underhill has over 25 years experiance of seeking compensation on behalf of those who have been injured in accidents or as a result of negligent medical treatment. She has been a Member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel since 1994... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department at Attwaters Jameson Hill, dealing with a wide range of medical negligence cases including surgical error, misdiagnosis and sub-standard nursing and midwifery care, with a particular interest... Read more

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.

Compensation may be awarded for the following

  • Physical injury
  • Psychological or psychiatric damage
  • The cost of treatment and rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.