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Police Assault Compensation Claims

Any physical force used in the course of a police officer carrying out his lawful duties must be necessary, reasonable and proportionate.

If an officer is found to have used excessive force when arresting or restraining an individual – which also considers the use of batons, tear gas Taser guns or firearms – then it may be considered to be assault. Also, if the arrest is found to be unlawful, any restraint on an individual could then technically be considered an assault.

Any action which causes an individual to fear for their physical safety (such as a police officer raising their truncheon) may in itself (and without any actual physical contact) constitute assault. If physical contact is also made this may be considered battery.

Specialists in Police Assault Claims

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors have supported many clients in claims against the police assault and battery during arrest. Using our wealth of knowledge and expertise, we will give you straightforward and honest advice so that you know all of your options. We will also ensure your complaint is fully investigated independently.

  • We understand that for many, an acceptance of wrong doing and an apology is just as important as any compensation settlement.
  • Even if you were lawfully arrested, you may have a claim for compensation if the force used by the police was excessive.
  • If you were wrongly arrested, you could have a claim for compensation for any use of handcuffs and the taking of your fingerprints and DNA.
  • In our experience, victims often feel such processes fail to hold the officers responsible fully to account for their actions.

 

 

 

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Making a Police Assault Claim

Our specialist civil liberties solicitors have years of knowledge and experience in police assault claims and can make all the difference in helping you to secure the compensation you deserve. We pride ourselves on cutting through the legal jargon to give you regular updates in plain English. That way you’ll feel positive in the pursuit of your claim and truly understand your rights.

Get in touch with our expert civil liberties lawyers today for a free, no obligation consultation. We act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so it won’t cost you a penny to start the process of making a claim for wrongful police assault.

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How much will my claim cost?

All  police assault cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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"Compensation for man unlawfully arrested and detained by Met Police."

Andrew Petherbridge, Legal Executive and Head of Civil Liberties

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