If you are the victim of a violent crime, such as an assault, mugging or burglary, and have suffered criminal injuries as a result, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your criminal injuries, treatment and out-of-pocket expenses.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) deal with compensation claims from people who have been physically or mentally injured as a result of a crime. Put simply, if you suffer physical or mental injury because you were the innocent victim of a violent criminal act, then you may be able to claim.
Criminal injuries that you might be able to claim for include:
- Knife or gunshot wounds
- Internal injuries
- Psychological trauma caused by a criminal act
These are just a selection of criminal injuries that you could claim for but there are many more.
What Can I Claim For?
When you suffer criminal injuries as a victim of crime, it can have a number of financial consequences. That’s why at LawClaim.net, we focus on more than just the compensation for the criminal injuries themselves.
Other expenses to consider that should be a part of your claim include:
- Loss of Earnings
- Travel to and from medical appointments due to your accident
- Medication and Treatment
- The replacement cost of personal possessions damaged at the time of the crime (such as clothing)
How Does It All Work?
Making a claim for criminal injuries couldn’t be simpler. It all starts with an informal chat to discuss your circumstances. We’ll talk about your prospects of success and what exactly we can do to help make life easier for you in the meantime.
Once we have taken on your case, we’ll submit your claim to Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, who will process your claim. From that point on, we will negotiate directly with CICA to settle the claim fairly and obtain any treatment that you need to assist your recovery.
If they do not accept your claim for criminal injuries for any reason, we can take your case to court, but don’t worry, as only a very small percentage of cases are actually settled in court. Most are dealt with directly with the CICA by way of negotiation.
The LawClaim Difference
Many personal injury lawyers will take on a case for criminal injuries, but it takes experience and skill to get the best settlement.
The key difference that you’ll get when claiming for criminal injuries through LawClaim is the way in which your claim will be handled. Unfortunately most large firms have to use junior lawyers or case handlers who are not even qualified solicitors to handle your case, with as little time spent on your case as possible, in order to make it profitable for them.
But because our clients come to us directly and we do not have the same overheads, we can afford to spend as much time and put in as much work as is required to get the best outcome possible for you.
It’s not surprising that so many of our clients started their cases elsewhere, but transferred to us when the realised that they needed more time and effort to get the right result for them.
So what does this mean to you? By choosing LawClaim, depending on your circumstances, you could get:
- A higher settlement for your injury claim
- Private medical treatment
- An interim payment to keep you afloat whilst your claim is being dealt with
- Reimbursement of your travel costs, medication costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
Start Your Claim Now
We’re here to help. Get in touch today for an informal no-obligation chat about your circumstances and we’ll happily talk through your options. We’ll address any questions or concerns that you may have and help you to understand the legal process in clear, jargon-free language.
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