Claiming Compensation for a Criminal Injury
We are specialists in making Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.
If you have been the victim of an assault or any type of violent crime, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation.
There is a time limit of 2 years from the date of the incident for making a claim. For children under the age of 18, the 2 year time limit is extended to 2 years after their 18th birthday.
You can claim compensation for many types of criminal injury, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Grievous bodily harm
- Physical abuse
- Psychological injury
Psychological injury can also include people who were not the primary victim of physical abuse, but someone who witnessed a violent crime and has suffered psychological injury as a result.
The minimum compensation available for Criminal Injuries in £1,000 and the maximum is £500,000, therefore your injury must be serious enough to be above the minimum compensation threshold.
Please contact us to speak to one of our experienced personal injury solicitors who will assess your claim.