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Criminal injuries

If you have been an innocent victim of a violent crime, there are three ways in which you can seek compensation. Firstly, you could make a claim again the assailant – though even in a successful case it can be difficult to obtain money from the perpetrator. Secondly, you could make a claim against an employer where the injury occurred in a workplace if the employer could have prevented the crime. Finally you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), who run a government funded Scheme.

Financial assistance can make a big difference when it comes to getting your life back on track following a criminal injury. To find out more about making a criminal injury claim please speak to one of our accredited lawyers. Only specialist criminal injury lawyers are listed on this page.

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Mr Matthew Brown of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Hugh Potter of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Practice Areas Specialism catastrophic brain and spinal cord personal injury including professional negligence cases. Acted for the Claimant in Wilkinson v Churchill referred by the Court of Appeal to the ECJ. Several multimillion pound settlements... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Martyn Gwyther of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Michael Taylor of MICHAEL TAYLOR & CO in Urmston
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Miss Catherine Leech of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Manchester
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
Mr Paul Pike of ARROW LAW SOLICITORS in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
1. Where did you attain your law degree? University of Liverpool 2. When did you start working at Aequitas Legal I founded the firm on 3rd August 2009 3. Why did you want to work for Aequitas Legal? Taking the challenging step of building my own... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Janet Finney of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Richard is National Serious Injury Manager and National Practice Leader, Abuse Claims at Slater & Gordon. He specialises in child abuse and serious injury cases. Richard is ranked as a "Leader in the Field" of personal injury (Band 1) in Chambers... Read more
Mr Richard Edwards of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Richard, a Solicitor-Advocate and APIL Fellow, graduated from the University of Liverpool (the city of his birth) in 2002 with first class honours in law and from there studied at the college of law in Chester. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and... Read more
Ms Samantha Follows of FARLEYS SOLICITORS LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Mrs Kimberley Kirkby of EXPRESS SOLICITORS LTD in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Kimberley Kirkby is a Partner at Express Solicitors. Specialising in claims involving accidents in the workplace, she forms part of the Employers Liability team headed up by Partner Richard Lowery. Hugely popular within the firm, Kimberley has... Read more
Mrs Helen Shaw of POTTER REES DOLAN in Manchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Helen has specialised in serious personal injury claims for over 25 years and is now Senior Litigation Manager. Having previously represented nurses, firefighters and engineers, she has particular experience of dealing with claims... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator

Broaden my search: Stockport (14), Bolton (4), Oldham (1), Warrington (4), Blackburn (3), Preston (1), Crewe (2), Huddersfield (4)

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

 

To make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority there is no need to wait for a successful criminal prosecution in order to make a claim. To qualify for compensation, the general rule is that you need to claim within two years of the crime being committed. You must also have reported the crime to the police as soon as possible. There are exceptions to these rules but they must be very good reasons not to have complied with them. You can claim for both physical or mental injury - but only those mental injuries which are defined by the scheme. Some relatives and dependants of people killed by a crime can also bring a claim.

Type of criminal injuries

  • Violent attacks and assaults
  • Sexual assault and abuse
  • Attacks by dogs – but only where a dog has been deliberately set on someone
  • Injuries involving vehicles – but only where the victim was deliberately targeted. For other vehicle accidents there may be alternative ways in which to obtain compensation

Types of compensation

Compensation is available for injuries, loss of earnings or earning capacity and what are termed “special expenses” such as the cost of equipment, adaptations to accommodation and the cost of care and supervision required as a consequence of the injuries.

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