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If you have been the victim of an assault in or outside of the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. There are several routes that can be taken when it comes to assault compensation, but you can rely on us to always choose the most appropriate option for your personal circumstances.
Your Choices Explained
In the UK, you can make a personal injury claim against the perpetrator themselves, your employer if you feel they allowed the assault to happen or the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, otherwise known as CICA. If the incident occurred at work, you will need to have good evidence to demonstrate that the employer put you at risk and that the situation could have been avoided if they had adhered to their duty of care. Many assault compensation claims now go through the CICA, and we can help you to put a tough case forward.
The Advice You Need
The CICA was set up to bring assault compensation to the victims of violent crime. The terms of eligibility are rather complex, so it’s best to speak to an expert solicitor for advice before pressing forward with a claim. You have two years to begin your claim after the incident occurs and the personal injury must be “valued at more than £1,000”. At Blackwater Law, we’ve helped many assault victims to fight for justice through various different channels and our in-depth knowledge of CICA legislation can optimise the chances of a successful claim being made.
Whilst the emotional and physical scars of an assault can last forever, any compensation awarded after an assault can help when it comes to rebuilding your life after an attack. Whether you’re thinking of making a claim directly against your attacker, your employer or the CICA, we can provide you with the support, guidance and help that you require. Our assault solicitors have the experience and experience needed to make any eligible assault claims a success.
What our clients say…
“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”Read More