Criminal Assault Claims

If you have been physically or mentally injured and were the blameless victim of a violent crime, you are entitled to make a claim. At YouClaim, we have many years’ experience in dealing with sensitive and complex cases of physical and mental assault and we can make sure your claim is dealt with in a compassionate, caring and professional manner. 

To make a claim, simply call 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or chat to us directly via our online chat function.

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About criminal assault claims

Generally speaking, compensating victims of criminal assault claims is dealt with by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The CICA was set up by the government in 1964 as an invaluable resource for those who have been innocent victims of assault in England, Scotland and Wales. 

The CICA is responsible for setting the criteria and providing financial compensation sums to victims. It is therefore vital to have an experienced lawyer on your side if you find you need to make such a claim. An experienced lawyer can help you understand the most appropriate categorisation for your case, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve, as well as handling your case sensitively. 

There are a broad range of scenarios that the CICA deals with; however, some examples of the type of injuries they compensate for are:

  • Bar or nightclub attacks
  • Domestic violence
  • Workplace assaults
  • Attacks in the street
  • Violent robberies

Claiming after an attack is often complex, which is why it is best to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible to ensure you get the most beneficial outcome from such a horrific situation.

Making a claim

There is a two-year deadline for making a claim through the CICA. However, we would advise that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after your attack if you know you would like to make a claim.  This will enable us to start working to bring your case to a conclusion and help you to start the recovery process at what will undoubtedly be a difficult time.

At YouClaim, we’re committed to delivering the very best outcome for each individual case, so you can guarantee we’ll look into all options and choose the route that will help you to get the compensation you deserve.

How YouClaim can help

We understand the emotional difficulty of these sorts of injuries, which is why we think it’s essential to claim compensation for both any physical and emotional impact a violent attack has had on you.

Our expert solicitors specialise in personal injury law, meaning we are in the best possible position to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have received numerous industry accolades and recognition in independent legal directories, Chambers and Partners, and the Legal 500, so you can be certain of our integrity, professionalism and expertise.

We will keep you informed every step of the way, and you can enquire or check on the progress of your claim at any time you want.

Get started today

Get in touch with a member of our team today to make a claim for a criminal assault. We are available 24 hours a day on 0800 10 757 95, by filling in our contact form or chatting to us online.