Claims for Assault

Who can claim?

If you have been assaulted, and have suffered injuries as a result you may be able to claim compensation. Even if you do not know the identity of the person who assaulted you, you may still be able to bring a claim. The amount of compensation you can receive will vary depending on the circumstances of the injury.

If the assault happened outside of work, you may be able to submit a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA is a government orgnanisation that aims to provide compensation for victims who have suffered violent crimes throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

You can technically pursue an individual directly for assault, however, the chances are that they will not have the funds required to pay you compensation. If you are assaulted during the course of your employment, you may be able to bring the claim against your employer as they do have a duty to provide adequate protection and a safe system of work.

Who is eligible to claim under CICA?

There are conditions, which have been set out within the scheme under which you can claim. These conditions are if you are the victim of a violent crime and sustained a qualifying criminal injury, you are a qualifying relative of a person who died because of a violent crime and the incident happened within the last two years.

You may also be able to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation under the terms of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 providing the assault falls within the parameters laid down by the court.

Contact our Personal Injury Solicitors today

At Browell Smith & Co, we are able to assist you in submitting a claim to the CICA. Should this be something you are interested in, please contact us on 0191 250 3200 so that we may discuss any enquiries you have. Once we view your enquiry, if we believe your claim has prospects of success we will offer you our No Win No Fee Agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Under this arrangement, our fees will be covered by a percentage of any awarded compensation, which will be agreed upon when we accept instructions at the outset of the matter. There are no hidden fees and if your injury at work claim is not successful, there will be nothing for you to pay.

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