Clough & Willis Solicitors, Commercial and private legal services UK

No Win No Fee Criminal Assault Injury Claims Solicitors

It is an unfortunate fact of life that innocent people are sometimes attacked or assaulted and may suffer physical or psychological injuries.

If you have been the victim of a criminal assault and suffered injuries as a result, you may be eligible to make a criminal assault compensation claim . I am a specialist criminal injury compensation solicitor.  I have extensive experience in this particular area.  I am sure I will be able to help you claim compensation for injuries due to a criminal assault.

If you have been assaulted or attacked in the UK , there are three different ways you can make a personal injury claim for compensation for your injury.

The first is to make a personal injury compensation claim against the assailant directly.  However, this may not be the best way forward as even if your personal injury compensation claim is successful, your attacker may not have the means to pay the compensation awarded.

The second may be to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. This would only apply if the attack / assault took place whilst you were at work and your employer exposed you to an unnecessary and foreseeable risk which could have been avoided.

The third and most common way to make your personal injury claim is by an application for personal injury compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).  This government body pays injury compensation to victims of assaults that occurred in Great Britain.

The CICA scheme allows financial awards to be made:

  • For both physical and mental injuries due to criminal assault.
  • Compensation awards for past or future lost earnings due to a criminal assault or attack
  • For bereavement as a result of a criminal assault, including, in some cases, personal injury compensation for the lost earnings of the person who has been killed.

The CICA has set out several rules. These include:

  • Injuries must have been caused by a criminal assault that occurred in England , Scotland or Wales ( Northern Ireland claimants are not eligible).
  • Your criminal assault compensation claim application must be lodged within two years of your assault, although this is discretionary and often waived.
  • The criminal assault must have been reported to the police and you must be seen to have fully co-operated with them.
  • Criminal assault compensation will only be provided if your injuries are serious and exceed the £1,000 minimum award.
  • You must be able to prove that you have been the innocent victim of a violent crime.
  • If you are seen to have provoked or willingly participated in the criminal assault or have a record of violence, any criminal assault injury compensation claims may be refused or reduced.

Operating on a "No win - No Fee" basis I have the necessary expertise to avoid potential pitfalls and help you recover the compensation to which youare entitled. To arrange your free initial interview please contact me, chris Macwilliam, on free phone 0800 083 0815 or by email

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