Prisoners are entitled to serve their sentence with a reasonable standard of living. The Prison Service has a duty to ensure the safety of inmates and provide safe living and working conditions. The Prison Service also has a duty to protect vulnerable inmates from attacks by other inmates. Whilst prisoners forego some of their rights for the duration of their sentence, they maintain the right to compensation for an injury that was not their fault.
Types of prison compensation claims
- Assaults by other inmates
- Unlawful detention
- Assaults by staff
- Medical negligence
Making a claim for prison compensation
If you have suffered an injury whilst in prison you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Only accredited lawyers specialising in the prison injuries are listed on this page.
It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.