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Criminal Assault Claims

Becoming the victim of an assault can often be a scary and traumatic experience. You deserve to receive compensation to help you deal with your experience and get any support and help you might need. No matter the specifics of the scenario that has caused your injuries, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. First Personal Injury understands how difficult this experience can be and we want to make the process of making an assault compensation claim as stress-free and simple as possible.

You can call us on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online where we will assess your right to claim.

How To Get Compensation For An Assault?

Often a criminal is either not caught or they do not have the ability to pay you assault compensation for your injuries. Therefore, there are two different ways in which you can claim compensation for your injuries. The first method is to go through the UK courts system and make a civil assault claim or you can appeal to The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities. This authority is a government funded body that tries to help victims through support and compensation so that they can get their lives back on track after an attack.

Even if the perpetrator of your assault has not been apprehended, you can still make a claim. However, to make a claim in this scenario you must be able to prove that you were the victim of a violent crime. You must have suffered injuries to make a claim, whether these were psychological or physical. There are many different psychological problems that could arise from an assault but some include a fear of leaving the house or anxiety. First Personal Injury want to help you in any way we can, which includes making the process of claiming compensation for assault as simple as possible.

Possible Assaults

There are four categories from which you can claim for an assault. Within these categories there are many different and individualistic scenarios that might have occurred and resulted in your injuries, however each assault will fit into one of these categories.

Sexual Assault

This category refers to sexual contact that has taken place without the consent of the victim. There are many different scenarios that fall under this label such as stalking, groping or rape. No matter the specifics of your assault, you deserve support and compensation to help you deal with what happened.

Grievous Bodily Harm

This is a very serious type of attack where an attempt to seriously injury, or grievously harm, the victim was made. The injuries under this type of category will often be quite severe due to the intent, such as permanent disfigurement. Compared to actual bodily harm there is a need to establish an intent to cause grievous bodily harm to be classed under this category.

Actual Bodily Harm

While more serious than a common assault, it is considered a lesser incident than grievous bodily harm. For an attack to be considered actual bodily harm there must be visible injuries such as cuts or bruises. The compensation you can receive will likely be less than the grievous bodily harm category but it will be more than common assault.

Common Assault

This category refers to an injury that has not left a visible mark, such as being slapped, hit or kicked where no bruises or cuts have been left.

Assessing Compensation for Assaults

Each assault is individualistic even though each assault should fit into one of the above categories. For example, you could have been assaulted by your boss with a weapon or you could have been improperly and excessively manhandled by a security guard. While both of these scenarios are serious, they are not the same and therefore the compensation that you are owed will be different. Compensation is assessed on an individual basis in which the extent of the injuries, physical and psychological, is assessed and the impact that these injuries will have and do have on your life is also assessed. First Personal Injury have expert solicitors on hand to help you understand the amount of compensation you are owed for your assault compensation claim.

A medical professional will be used to assess your injuries, possible recovery time and the impact that these injuries have had upon your life. This will form part of a report which will then help determine the amount of compensation you are owed.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and help win any compensation that you deserve.

First Personal Injury work with families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team to begin the process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.

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