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Criminal Injury Compensation Claims

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We understand that making a criminal injury compensation claim after being a victim of violent crime can be a daunting and sensitive process. But if you, a family member or a friend has suffered the trauma of being a blameless victim of violent crime, you could be entitled to compensation from the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

The CICA is a government scheme which offers compensation to victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales. Established in 1996, the body has helped thousands of victims secure criminal injury compensation for the physical and mental injuries sustained as a result of violent crime — helping to cover the cost of remedial treatment, short and long-term care, and loss of earnings.

At Hudgell Solicitors, our expert criminal injury team specialise in claiming compensation on behalf of innocent victims of violent crime throughout the UK. We understand the physical pain and emotional trauma victims suffer, and handle each case with discretion and care to encourage rehabilitation and provide complete ongoing support to you and your family.

Our dedicated team of specialists will fight to secure the compensation you’re entitled to as a victim of criminal injury, helping you to overcome the physical and psychological impact of an assault. We’re among the most experienced and knowledgeable criminal injury specialists in the UK, working closely with the CICA to secure the compensation and justice you deserve.

If you’ve been the victim of a violent crime or assault, you could be entitled to compensation from £1,000 to £500,000 depending on the severity of your injuries. To start your no win no fee criminal injury claim today, get in touch today and our helpful team will guide you through the claims process.

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Support throughout your CICA claim

Choose to make a criminal injury claim through Hudgell Solicitors, and you can expect integrity, support and professionalism from your initial enquiry to the final settlement. Our criminal injury solicitors have years of experience in helping the victims of violent crime, and treat every case with dignity and respect — whether you’ve suffered a violent assault or sexual abuse, or are making a claim on behalf of a family member.

As one of the UK’s leading criminal injury specialists, Hudgell Solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you secure justice for the violent assault you’ve suffered. Our solicitors work with the CICA to settle each eligible criminal injury case, and focus on securing the right level of compensation.

Criminal injury compensation can be awarded for the following:

  • Injuries (both physical and psychological) to the victim
  • A loved one dying as a result of a violent crime
  • Loss of earnings (due to any time forced to be taken off work)
  • Being a victim of a sexual offence
  • Special expenses (such as remedial medical treatment not covered by the NHS)
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Speak to one of our criminal injury experts to find out more about the process of making a CICA compensation claim

Why choose Hudgell Solicitors?

We understand that making a claim after a violent assault can be difficult, with the experience leaving many victims frightened and vulnerable. When we take your case, we want you to feel assured that we have your best interests at heart, and are wholly committed to helping you get the justice you deserve.

If your case is accepted, we will:

  1. Provide a free, no-obligation consultation to help assess your claim

  2. Assess your case with honesty, discretion and sensitivity

  3. Keep you up to date with the progress of your claim

  4. Advise on no win no fee or legal aid assistance

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Meet members of the criminal injury team

Nicola Bailey-Gibbs

Solicitor and Manager, Criminal Injuries

As the manager of our criminal injury compensation team, Nicola has years of experience in handling complex cases on behalf of victims of violent crime, and specialises in delivering appropriate rehabilitation and support to every client. Nicola’s expertise in handling cases of public liability and road traffic claims has led her to take charge of the criminal injury team, where her meticulous approach and depth of knowledge guarantees the best possible outcome for claimants.

Samantha Pottock

Trainee Solicitor, Criminal Injuries

Specialising in claims relating to the CICA, Samantha has managed many sexual abuse and violent crime cases, acquiring the appropriate compensation for victims. Samantha has been with Hudgell Solicitors since 2013 and has become the go-to expert for all our CICA claims and appeals, managing complex and high-value cases to help victims of violence and sexual abuse secure the financial recompense they’re entitled to.

Victoria Neale

Litigation Executive, Criminal Injuries

With a background in family law involving domestic violence, divorce and public and private matters related to child welfare, Victoria is one of our most experienced criminal injury specialists. Since joining Hudgell Solicitors in 2014, Victoria has handled several high profile cases, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our dedicated CICA division. Victoria has an honest and open approach to client care, focusing on building lasting relationships where the needs of the client come above all else.

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