Secure compensation for criminal injuries with our personal injury lawyers.
At Truth Legal, we understand the fear and distress that suffering a criminal injury can cause.
Our specialist solicitors are experienced in assault and criminal injury compensation claims. We can help you to secure compensation, with clear, straightforward advice and unwavering legal support.
Compensation for assaults and criminal injuries
Attacks and assaults are criminal offences, but they are also civil law ‘wrongs’. This means that you can bring a claim against an attacker to recover compensation for any harm they have caused you.
In reality, this is not usually a viable option – either because you do not know the identity of your attacker, or because they would not have the financial means to pay your compensation and legal costs.
This means that claims for assaults and criminal injuries are usually made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) or, if you have been assaulted at work, against your employer if they did not do enough to keep you safe in the workplace.
There might also be other situations in which a third party (i.e. not the person who assaulted you) could be held legally responsible for your injuries. For example, if failures by a security company at a venue led, or contributed, to the attack happening.
Assaults & Criminal Injuries FAQ
Funding an assault claim
After our personal injury lawyers have assessed your case, we can usually offer you a No Win, No Fee Agreement as a way of funding your claim.
In most cases, this funding option means you won’t pay us if we are unsuccessful. For successful claims, a portion of your compensation will go towards our legal costs, with the rest paid by the party you are claiming from.
Funding is always explained to you in full before any claim is started. And you can find out more about No Win, No Fee Agreements and other funding options here.