For the innocent victims of these attacks, where acid or corrosive substances are thrown onto the face or body of another person, the consequences are horrifying. Depending on the type of acid and quantity used, these attacks can result in permanent scarring, tissue damage, extreme pain, blindness, deafness and long-term breathing difficulties.
Having helped acid attack victims to seek criminal injuries compensation, our specialist solicitors know the enormous impact that this physical pain and suffering can have on the rest of their life.
Even everyday tasks such as eating or drinking, going to work or appearing in public can prove distressing. The psychological effects can also cause catastrophic mental distress, meaning the overall health and well-being of victims can be detrimentally affected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an acid attack, it may be possible to seek legal redress for any pain or suffering caused.
Innocent victims are entitled to lodge a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), a Government-funded body which ensures blameless survivors of crime are suitably compensated for their ordeal. In certain circumstances a claim for loss of earnings can be made.
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In some cases, it may be possible to file civil proceedings claiming negligence, but only if the attack took place somewhere measures should have been in place to prevent it.
If you’re unsure whether you can make an acid attack compensation claim, don’t worry – get in touch, tell us what happened in confidence and let our specialist solicitors give you free initial legal advice.
If you have a strong case that you’d like to pursue, we’ll do everything we can to make sure it’s a success.
Innocent victims of acid attacks are left with physical and psychological scars, which they may never fully recover from and they may be left unable to work as a result. This can have a detrimental effect on the rest of their lives.
In most cases, survivors have to deal with permanent scarring and the reaction of other people to their appearance. Unsurprisingly, this can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) being displayed. It is also common to suffer from anxiety, depression, flashbacks, panic attacks and nightmares.
If you have suffered physically or mentally as the result of an acid attack, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Whilst no amount of money can ever turn back the clock or heal the scars, the money you receive can help you to access therapy or counselling to help you cope better in the future. Compensation could also help you pay for ongoing care and medical treatments, or loss of earnings.
The amount of acid attack compensation received will depend largely on the severity of any injuries and the circumstances in which they were sustained and whether you qualify for a loss of earnings payment but you could be entitled to compensation ranging from £1,000 to £500,000 through a CICA claim.
For families and individuals who struggle to cope both financially and physically, a settlement can help to alleviate stress so victims can focus on their recovery.
If you would like to make an acid attack compensation claim, Hudgell Solicitors can give you access to justice without any financial risks.
Established in 1997, our personal injury solicitors are experienced at helping blameless victims of crime. All you need do is cooperate fully and provide us with accurate and honest information at all times to help us try to win your case, and you won’t have to pay a penny up front.
No matter what the outcome of your case may be, you’ll only pay an agreed percentage of any damages received.
Your initial consultation is free and you won’t have to pursue a case afterwards, but we believe speaking to us will enable you gather all the information needed to make an informed decision.
If you want to go ahead and we take on your case, the various funding options will be explained and we will advise you on the best way to seek legal redress.
For confidential and expert advice from a solicitor specialising in criminal injury cases, get in touch today.
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