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Compensation claims for assaults and criminal injuries

At Truth Legal we are specialist solicitors in assault and criminal injury. We understand the fear and distress that the victims suffer.

We know what a victim of assault and criminal injury goes through

Andrew Gray, Truth Legal’s founder, has personally been assaulted. In his case it was by a police officer, due to a mistaken identity, and was finally cleared up. However Andrew was left with a deep awareness of the mental and physical impact of assault, and is determined to ensure that anyone suffering assault or criminal injury gets the best possible service, one based on the understanding that his own experience had given him. 

It is often the psychological impact of the incident which causes most distress. We understand that you may no longer feel safe, even at home, and you might experience flashbacks.

Compensation for victims of violence is just, and is your right

Victims of violence who make claims for compensation should not be accused of profiting from the so-called ‘compensation culture’. Compassionate countries like ours recognise the horror of being assaulted. We have developed a compensation system that assesses a victim’s damages and awards them compensation for their suffering.

What type of claim for assault can I make?

Criminal injuries claim for compensation

Although you don’t need a solicitor to make this kind of claim, it is a good idea to instruct a specialist, even if you have to pay for it out of any compensation. These claims must usually be made within two years of the incident.

Civil claim against a
third party

When an organisation (such as a local authority) owes you a duty of care then you may be able to sue them if they should have prevented the incident from happening. Proceedings usually have to be issued within three years of the incident.

Civil claim against the assailant (i.e. sue your attacker)

It is only worth suing where you know the perpetrator is able to pay your compensation and legal costs. Proceedings must usually be issued within three years.

Funding an assault claim

Funding for injury claims is complex, so we recommend that you discuss your options with us on a free, no-obligation basis. Click below for our contact details. What do you have to lose?

We’re not like
other law firms

Ethically driven

Truth Legal was founded on the idea of putting ethics at the centre of legal services. 

Ethical working is at our core: in treating people fairly, being open and honest, and taking social responsibility. We sponsor a large section of woodland near Harrogate, planting a tree for every one of the clients we represent.

Real lawyers, real people

We believe a good lawyer shouldn’t just offer technical expertise, but a real understanding of what you’re going through and how best to help you. 

Above all, our team are dedicated to their clients – whether that is guiding them through legal complexities, securing compensation, or simply fighting for what’s right.

We won’t blind you with jargon – we give advice clearly. And when technical terms can’t be avoided we explain them in full.

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In contrast to some firms, we don’t overload our lawyers with cases. Our team provide clients with a more personal service, meaning we can dedicate the proper time to your matter.

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