Assault Claims

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Assault is a serious crime – don’t let the perpetrators get away with it!

If you have suffered as a result of an assault on you by another person then there is a good chance that you will qualify to make a claim for assault compensation.

Below we hope to detail all that you need to know regarding this violent type of claim, but should you have any questions whatsoever then please call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment

What are the typical types of assault claim that we deal with?

    • Assault claims directly against the perpetrator – this can be a route to take although it is risky. Even if the opposing party is found guilty, it can be very difficult to pass legal judgment, which means that you may never receive any compensation.
    • Assault in the workplace – if you believe that you have been directly exposed to assault where you work then a claim can be made against your employers insurance company.
    • Claims for assault made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – this is a government organisation that was set up for people who have been physically or mentally damaged due to being the blameless victim of a violent crime.

For the remainder of this page, we will concentrate on claims made through CICA.

Things to note when making a UK assault claim

  • The assault needs to have taken place in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland but including any British aircraft, hovercraft or ship)
  • Your injuries need to qualify for the minimum compensation amount of £1,000.
  • The maximum compensation amount is £500,000, depending on your injuries.
  • The offender does not need to have been convicted of assault by the police for you to make an assault claim against them.
  • You must have reported the assault to the police.
  • Compensation for the first 28 weeks of missed earnings will not be paid and even after that, this figure may be capped.
  • Legal costs will not be covered for your claim.

Your assault claim may be rejected if:

  • You have a criminal record.
  • Your behavior before, during or after the incident was deemed causal to the incident.
  • You fail to cooperate with the police.
  • The assault took place before 1st August 1964.
  • You lived with the person who injured you AND the assault took place before 1st October 1979.

Our expertise is invaluable when it comes to making these sorts of claims; especially where you have incurred serious injuries such as loss of sight, back injury, head injury or an injury that resulted in fatalities. We also cover claims for military personnel. We will get you maximum compensation whilst ensuring that you are informed of any costs that may be incurred at any time throughout the assault claims process.

Free Claim Assessment

If you have been injured and would like a free Claim Assessment so that you can discover your rights, please call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment.

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