If you have been injured as a result of an assault, you may be able to make a compensation claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). Stonehewer Moss are specialists in personal injury law, with a reputation for listening to their clients and understanding their individual injury circumstances. We will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a case and how best to proceed. We’ll help you to secure compensation to not only take into consideration your pain and suffering, but to also cover loss of earnings, medical bills and rehabilitation costs. We’re here to talk about your claim when you’re ready.
Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for victims of assault.
We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.
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Here are examples of the types of assault claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:
If you have sustained an injury following an assault, you may be entitled to compensation.
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No. Your compensation is usually net of tax. Any claim for loss of earnings will be paid less any tax and National Insurance you would have paid. If you are claiming benefits related to your accident, your award might be reduced to repay these benefits. If you are claiming benefits not related to the accident, your lump sum award may affect your entitlement to benefits. We can help you with this by creating a personal injury trust.
An interim payment in a personal injury claim is an amount of money paid by the insurance company for the Defendant to the Claimant prior to settlement of the claim. For example, in some cases, people often cannot get back to work immediately and consequently have a much-reduced income. In such cases, we can often make an application for an interim payment for you to alleviate any short-term financial difficulties.
In larger cases where someone has been very seriously injured, we may ask for an interim payment to enable works to be undertaken on the injured persons’ house to make it more accessible, for example, a walk-in shower or to lower the kitchen work surfaces for a wheelchair user.
There are certain limitation periods for making a personal injury claim and some exemptions too.
The Limitation Act stipulates the date by which you can make a claim after you have had an accident. In most cases, this is three years from the day the accident occurred. After this time, you cannot easily make a claim unless there is some special reason why you should be allowed to do so. For example, if you were unable to deal with your own affairs for a period of time.
There are exceptions, for example, the limitation date for children who have an accident when they are under 18th. is their 21st birthday. That is three years from when they became an adult.
If your injury was not caused by a one-off event, for example, a repetitive strain injury, then the three-year timeline only starts to run on the day you became aware you had an injury as a result of the negligence of a third party. This might be the day you are diagnosed with a condition by your doctor.
There are a lot of exceptions to the three-year limitation date rule (you might only have one year to make a claim if your accident was in Spain or two years if it was on a boat) so the best advice is to give us a call and we will tell you where you stand.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority is a government organisation that can pay money (‘an award’) to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime such as an assault. Whilst you must have notified the police to be eligible to make a CICA claim, the offender does not necessarily have to have been convicted of, or even charged with the crime for you to make a claim. However, your claim could be affected by your behaviour, your criminal record, your failure to co-operate with the police, or if you have delayed making the claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an assault, it’s best to get legal advice from an experienced personal lawyer.
We offer a Free No Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the assault circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim with the utmost confidentiality.
We will guide and support you throughout the personal injury claims process via the CICA, to secure compensation for your injuries. We handle each case with understanding, sensitivity, and compassion.
As a local firm, we can also arrange home visits or meet you at a hospital if required.
Every compensation claim for an assault depends on the severity of the injury.
In handling your claim, as well as securing compensation for pain and suffering, we will look at financial aspects such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings you may have had as a result of the accident. We will also factor into the value of your claim any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment.
We will also seek to obtain interim payments where possible to help you to avoid financial hardship caused by an assault.
Our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation quickly and stress-free so that you can get your life back on track.
For the majority of victims, any assault compensation claims must be made within three years of the date of the incident. There are, however, some exemptions to this rule in instances whereby you may be able to make a claim for an assault dating back further. Claims under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme must usually be made within two years of the incident date. As specialist personal injury lawyers, we will be able to advise you upon these important time limits.
We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.
We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.
You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.
We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.
We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.
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