Assault Compensation Claims
Should you suffer an assault it may be possible to recover compensation for the injuries you have sustained even where you are unable to identify the person responsible for the attack. The level of compensation which can be received and the procedure which must be followed will depend however upon the circumstances in which the assault took place.
Whilst it is technically possible to pursue a claim against the person who committed the assault, on most occasions they will not have the funds to meet any claim for compensation and the associated legal costs.
Should you be assaulted during the course of your employment it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation against your employers if it can be established that they failed to provide adequate protection or adopt a safe system of work. In limited circumstances an employer may be held responsible for an assault committed by a fellow employee.
It may also be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation under the terms of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 if the assault falls within the strict parameters laid down by the Court.
Alternatively where the assault takes place outside of work or did not arise through the negligence of your employers it may be possible to submit an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is an executive agency of the UK Government which administers a compensation scheme for injuries suffered by victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales.
At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing claims for compensation arising from assaults at work and assisting in the submission of applications to the CICA.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.