Becoming a victim of crime is a terrifying experience, especially if the illegal activity leaves you with an injury.
If you have suffered a serious injury through the result of criminal activity, it is likely you will be able to claim compensation through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA).
The following checklist should help to determine whether or not you are able to make a claim for the criminal incident you were involved in:
- - The assault must have been reported to the police as soon as possible following the incident.
- - Medical treatment must have been sought for the injury, even if none was eventually required.
- - The incident must have taken place in the last two years.
- - The individual involved in no way contributed to or caused the incident in which they were injured.
If your situation matches the above points, there is a strong possibility that you will be able to pursue a successful case. A claim can still be made even if the person responsible for the crime was not eventually prosecuted by the police.
Types of Injury
Every incident of this nature is different, and we treat each case on an individual basis to ensure we have all of the required information.
While assault and robbery cases are the most common criminal injury we deal with, we can provide guidance for a wide variety of criminal injury cases. The only instance where we would not be able to assist you would be if you have previously been convicted of a violent crime.
To discover the next steps to be taken for your claim, get in touch with one of our dedicated solicitors today.
Contact Croftons Solicitors
At Croftons Solicitors, we provide representation for all types of personal injury. Whether you have been injured as the result of a criminal injury, a road traffic accident or even road accidents caused by friends or family, fill in the contact form or call us directly on 0800 2800 094.
Our team will provide a quick and informative response on the likelihood of success in your criminal injury claim and the next actions which need to be taken.