A criminal injury solicitor often deals with compensation claims involving disabilities as a result of damage to the brain caused by violent assault. These injuries usually affect the lifestyle of the victim and are taken very seriously by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which often makes substantial awards of compensation. This type of trauma usually occurs when the head is hit and the brain moves and collides with the skull. Sometimes the skull fractures due to the force of the impact. Criminal assaults can also cause rapid movement of the brain within the skull and in doing so can cause serious damage with no apparent visible trauma. Violent assault is a common cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
It is not uncommon for people who have suffered serious damage to require lifetime care and assistance. The emotional and physical stress is unfairly compounded by financial strains and it is these monetary burdens that the CICA seeks to alleviate. While it is certainly true that the law does much to protect and compensate people who have suffered injury resulting from accidents, it is not always a straightforward process. There are many high street UK Criminal Injury Solicitor who will take on this type of work but do be wary – there are many pitfalls for the inexperienced lawyer whereas an expert brain injury solicitor specialises in only this type of case.
No Win No Fee
Getting correct legal advice on brain injury from a criminal injury solicitor is crucial to the success of your claim. Sometimes, however, you cannot be sure if you are ready to make a claim – or even if you have a claim to make. These decisions are tough and should be based on the judgement of a legal professional. Our helpline is available for any legal questions. We give an honest assessment of your potential CICA case and tell you how much compensation you might expect to receive in a successful CICA application.
Our criminal injury solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the CICA application and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the application fails there is no charge made to the client.
Criminal Injury Compensation Solicitor
If you have been injured by way of a violent assault within the last two years, do yourself justice and use the helpline to speak to a criminal injury compensation solicitor without further obligation. If after talking to that solicitor, you decide to proceed no further you will not be charged for any advice.