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If you have been the victim of a crime that has resulted in injury to you then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) who are a government body set up to deal with compensation claims for victims of crime. You can bring a claim for compensation even if the offender has not been caught or prosecuted by the police.

The CICA will pay compensation to anyone who has been a direct victim of crime, for example, if you are injured whilst attempting to assist the police or if you are assaulted by a criminal. A personal injury claims Bristol solicitor** will be able to help you to bring a claim and they will be able to advise on the steps that you need to make sure that your application is successful.

Make an Injury Claim in Bristol

In order to be eligible to make a claim for compensation you must ensure that the incident is reported to the police and that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. In any event the claim for compensation must be brought within two years of the incident. Any claim brought outside this time is likely to be rejected in the absence of exceptional circumstances, for example, where a claim is being brought by an adult for abuse suffered as a child. In the case of a deceased victim the claim can be brought on the victim’s behalf by the person responsible for the victim’s affairs.

Compensation can be claimed not only for physical injuries but also for psychological ones. The amount of compensation you will be entitled to will depend on a number of factors including the extent of your injuries and whether you are responsible for or contributed to any of your own injuries. The compensation sum will then be calculated in accordance with government guidelines and is typically between £1,000 and £500,000.

If you would like to make a claim for compensation then you should speak with a personal injury claims Bristol solicitor** as soon as possible. Whilst monetary payment may never be enough to fully compensate victims of crime it can go some way towards providing support in order to help victims move on.

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Call Personal Injury Claims Bristol on 01173211711 Furthermore, you can make an online enquiry here.

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**Personal Injury Claims Bristol have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.

 

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