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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
Lianda holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Dundee, LLM in Criminal Justice and Human Rights from the University of Aberdeen, and the Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Dundee. Lianda is a Notary Public and qualified as a Solicitor in... Read more
Mr Richard Hopkin of KUNDERT SOLICITORS in Rugby
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a solicitor employed at Kundert Solicitors in Rugby Warwickshire. I specialise in clinical negligence work and also accidents at work. I am accredited with the Law Society for injury work and I am an APIL Senior Litigator. I... Read more
Mr Stephen Green of FOSTERS SOLICITORS in Norwich
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Stephen is a Partner at Fosters Solicitors and Head of their Personal Injury Department.  A Member and Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers he has been on the Law Society Personal Injury Panel since 1995. He... Read more
Mr Marc Turner of FAVELL SMITH & LAWSON SOLICITORS in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Marc Turner - Favell Smith and Lawson Solicitors - Northchurch Business Centre , 84 Queen Street,Sheffield.S1 2DW Contact tel number : 0114-272-4381 Email : Head of Personal Injury Department Qualified 1st August... Read more
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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

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.