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Assault or abuse compensation lawyers

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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Ms Odette Tovey of NORRIE WAITE & SLATER SOLICITORS in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in all aspects of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, trips slips and falls, product liability, criminal Injury claims, Untraced and Uninsured driver claims, children's claims, negligent care of... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am the Head of the Personal Injury Department and I hold Senior Litigator accreditation with APIL. I have a background in industrial accident and disease work but now specialise in serious injury work, whether those injuries happen at work,... Read more
Mr Robert Williams of GHP LEGAL in Wrexham
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Sheffield in September 2014. I work on cases involving catastrophic acquired brain injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries and psychiatric injuries. I represent adults, adolescents and... 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.