Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims in Leicester
If you have been the innocent victim of a violent crime, you will be owed compensation. Regardless of whether or not the offender has been caught or convicted, we could help you on your path towards compensation today.
In line with FCA Regulations, you are entitled to make a claim free of charge directly to the CICA, without the use of a solicitor. You have 2 years to file the claim, and the crime in Leicester must have be reported to the police before you apply. Our panel solicitors will charge a fee for providing advice and submitting your claim. This fee may be up to 25% of the claim value plus VAT. We will be able to inform you in more detail when you enquire on 0116 214 5630^.
Our Leicester-based lawyers** are specialists in criminal injury claims and are highly experienced in handling cases of this sort, treating every claim with great care and understanding. We know that reliving the offence you have been the victim of can be difficult. But we know how to support your emotional and practical needs on the path to winning you the maximum amount of compensation for your circumstance, on a no win, no fee* basis.
Claiming For A Criminal Injury in Leicester
The law surrounding criminal injuries can be highly complex, and that’s why it’s a good idea to seek the guidance of a lawyer, who is dedicated to winning you a robust compensation package. It is normal to feel emotionally weak after being the victim of a criminal offence, so we treat your case with great empathy and care. We understand this emotional turmoil and make sure to take it into account when coming to your final compensation settlement.
There are three general levels of violence related crime surrounding assault in the UK. The first of which is ‘common assault’ – this is where little harm has been caused, but the offence is still actionable. Second to this is bodily harm. This is where an offence has resulted in, as the label suggests, a personal injury.
The most severe category is GBH, or grievous bodily harm, which can see the victim walk away with a large sum of compensation. Compensation varies significantly for criminal injuries, depending predominantly on severity. Claimants can receive anything between £1,000 and £500,000.
Your Criminal Injury Claim
To claim compensation following a criminal injury it’s important that you have met these simple criteria:
- You reported the assault/offence straight after it happened – any unnecessary delay in reporting the incident will make your claim void
- The incident occurred within the last two years – this is the window within which you can claim compensation for your criminal injury
- The incident happened in the UK
It is important for your lawyer to have access to as much evidence of your experience as possible – anything that lends credibility to your case will impact the final compensation sum. Whether this is police reports or evidence of time taken off work as a result of the injuries, anything that proves your suffering will influence the final compensation package.
Contact Us Now to Get Started
If you believe that you are entitled to compensation, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. You can call us whether all you want is some free, impartial criminal injury guidance, or if you are actually looking to start a claim. If the latter applies to you, we can even give you an accurate compensation calculation.
We know that compensation can’t undo the pain and suffering that you have experienced, but we know what a big difference it can make to the lives of you and your loved ones. Get in touch with us today on 0116 214 5630^ and take the first step towards compensation, and a brighter future.