Criminal injuries are caused by the malicious actions of an offender that have resulted in the mental or physical harm to a blameless individual. Many victims of crime sustain criminal injuries, which can range from bruises and cuts to broken bones and even life-threatening or critical harm.
These damages can range from being bitten by a dog, to being assaulted in the street, at home, during a robbery or burglary, in sports events, through sexual assaults or any other action that causes harm to a person through another individual’s illegal actions.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority defines criminal injuries as consisting of one or more personal injuries, including long-lasting mental harm or diseases. They must have been sustained in Great Britain and directly attributable to violent actions in a crime, the regulations continue.
However, damages received by the use of a motor vehicle, events of domestic violence and some other incidents are not covered by the scheme, although other legal channels can often be used to claim compensation after these events. Speak to our legal advisors on 0800-8-10-10-10 now.
In many cases, criminal injuries are malicious and people can be charged with criminal offences and be sentenced for their actions, but their victims can be left with emotional scarring and physical ailments, which can be long-lasting or even permanent.
This harm can result in victims of crime becoming stressed, agoraphobic, anxious in social situations or in public areas and unable to deal with day-to-day events as easily as they could before the crime occurred.
In almost all cases of criminal injury, there is a level of emotional distress or disturbance, while certain actions can cause illnesses, for example infections sustained during a sexual offence.
The cost inflicted on the victims of criminal events can be very high and many people do not fully understand or appreciate the harm and damage caused by criminal actions, such as employers or family members. This issue can escalate from problems such as fewer wages and medical bills.
There is no excuse for causing criminal injuries to another person and many people wish to seek legal advice after becoming the victim of a criminal act and suffering harm because of it so they can receive compensation.
If the primary victim of the crime is deceased as a result of criminal actions, their dependants or relatives may be eligible for criminal injury compensation.
Call Whitestone Solicitors on 0800 8 10 10 10 to find out how we can help you if you have suffered as a result of a criminal injury.
Our team of multilingual legal experts contain specialists in the field of criminal injuries and we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so call us today if you have suffered from harm due to a crime of violence.
We have operated for 30 years and have dealt with countless criminal injuries cases, so call us now on 0800 8 10 10 10 for help with your claim for criminal injury compensation.
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|Mr R. U
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Hit in shoulder by wing mirror of a Royal Mail van while out walking.
Injured as a passenger in a vehicle when a tyre blew out causing driver to lose control.
Involved in an RTA with a Metropolitan Police vehicle, and they denied liability.
|Mr V. G
Our client was knocked over by a motorbike, and suffered injuries to her head and hand.
Client worked in a high street store when they slipped on wet floor and dislocated right shoulder.
|Mrs J. E
Suffered injury to her shoulder after and RTA that required ongoing treatment.
Our client was involved in a RTA suffering very serious injuries.
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|Mr M. R
Our client sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign lorry.
|Mr D. D
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|Mr S. A
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