Assault solicitors

Assault solicitors

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Experiencing an injury from an assault can be a traumatic and life-altering event. The physical, emotional and toll it takes can be overwhelming, leaving you with questions about your rights, safety and the way forward. At Switalskis, we recognise the extent of what you're going through.

Our team of expert assault solicitors is dedicated to providing you with the legal support and guidance you need during this time. We specialise in assault injury claims and understand the complexities involved. Our solicitors are committed to offering compassionate, clear and concise legal advice, making sure you’re well-informed at every stage of your claim.

One of our top priorities is to make your claims process transparent and easy to understand. When you choose Switalskis, you're not just getting legal representation; you're gaining a team that is genuinely devoted to securing the best possible outcome for you in a way that meets your needs.

To explore how we can assist with the unique aspects of your situation, please contact us today at 0800 138 0458 or connect with us through our website .

To get started, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

How Switalskis can help

If you've suffered due to an assault and are in need of legal support, Switalskis is here to help you navigate the path towards recovery. Our experienced assault injury solicitors are dedicated to assisting you every step of the way, offering comprehensive guidance and advocating for your rights.

Here's how our team can support you:

  • We’ll gather evidence to create an impactful and evidenced argument, tailored to your unique situation. With our expertise in handling assault injury claims, we understand the complexity of such cases and the emotional toll they can take.
  • Your concerns are our priority. We'll take the time to listen and provide a service tailored to your needs. We're committed to explaining legal processes in plain language, making sure you can navigate them comfortably.
  • We have established connections with medical experts, counselling services and support groups to assist you in your recovery.

Switalskis has a strong reputation for handling sensitive claims like assault injuries. For our successes, we have received accreditation by the Law Society.

Read what our clients had to say about the help they received from Switalskis

About assault injury claims

Assaults can happen in various situations and each brings its unique challenges and consequences. Some common scenarios where assaults take place include:

  • Workplace assaults
  • Assaults in public places
  • Domestic violence incidents

The range of injuries that can arise from assaults is wide. In addition to physical trauma, assault injuries often bring significant emotional and distress. Conditions such as anxiety, (PTSD) and emotional trauma often accompany physical injuries. 

Making a claim for an assault injury can be slightly different to the process involved in other injuries. If the person responsible for your injuries hasn’t been found or isn’t in a financial position to pay your compensation, you may be able to make a claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), which is a government organisation put in place to help innocent victims of a violent crime for their suffering. We can make your claim through the CICA on your behalf.

At Switalskis, we’re committed to assisting you through the process of pursuing an assault injury claim. With Switalskis, you're not just seeking compensation; you're partnering with a team that genuinely cares about your wellbeing.

What is the process for making an assault injury claim?

The process of making an assault injury claim can seem daunting at first, but it becomes clearer and more manageable with the help of our team. Here's a guide to the steps involved:

Step 1: Initial consultation

The first step in making a personal injury claim is reaching out to us. When you do, we'll assess the circumstances surrounding your assault injury and the viability of your claim, explaining what you can expect from the process going forward.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

We’ll start by collecting all the necessary evidence to strengthen your case. This could range from medical records detailing your injuries to CCTV footage, eyewitness accounts and any other documentation that can prove fault or negligence on the part of the perpetrator.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant or the CICA

Once we've gathered sufficient evidence and believe your case is strong, we'll formally present your claim to the person at fault, as well as their insurance company, if applicable. We'll handle all communications, allowing you to concentrate on your wellbeing. If you’re claiming through the CICA, we’ll handle this too.

Step 4: Negotiation

After your claim is submitted, the other party or their insurance company will evaluate it. They might accept fault and offer a settlement or contest your claim. Regardless, we’ll negotiate on your behalf, aiming to secure the best outcome for you.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary)

If we can’t agree on a fair settlement for you, we may have to bring your case to court. Our team is experienced in representing assault victims in court, and we’ll make sure you're well prepared.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

If the claim is successful, we'll make sure you receive the compensation you’re rightfully entitled to. This will not only help with your recovery but also assist you to move on with your life.

We're here to help, offering not just legal expertise but also a supportive and compassionate service at this challenging time in your life.

What are the time limits for making an assault injury claim?

Understanding the time limits for an assault injury claim is vital. Generally, you've got three years from the date of the incident to initiate a claim. However, there are exceptions to bear in mind:

  • Children: if you're making a claim for a child, you've got until they turn 18 to start the process. From there, they will have until the age of 21 to do so themself.
  • Mental capacity: for those lacking the mental capacity to initiate a claim themselves, the time limit may not apply.
  • Criminal injury claims: for assault cases, you often have to go through the CICA. Their rules differ in that you usually have only two years to make a claim. We can guide you through this to make sure your claim is brought in time.

To improve your chances of a successful claim, get in touch with our team as soon as you can. The fresher the evidence and memories, the stronger and more reliable your case will likely be.

We're not only here to provide expert legal advice, but also a compassionate and understanding service during this tough period in your life.

What will assault injury compensation cover? How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you could receive for an assault injury can vary depending on the extent of your injury and financial losses, as well as whether a claim is submitted via the CICA as they operate a tariff of injury scheme.

If you pursue a civil claim, tour compensation generally falls into two main categories:

  • General damages: these are intended to compensate for the actual injuries you've suffered and their impact on your life, which includes both physical and psychological aspects.
  • Special damages: these are tailored to cover financial setbacks you've faced due to your injuries. This can range from medical costs and loss of earnings to travel expenses and other costs for support or adaptation.

The final compensation amount will depend on the severity of your injuries and the specific financial toll they've taken on you. Assault injuries can often have a lasting impact on your life, and the compensation you receive should adequately reflect this. We’re here to help you secure a settlement that not only meets your financial needs but also acknowledges the emotional trauma you've endured.

How are assault injury claims funded?

We handle the majority of our assault injury claims on a no win, no fee basis. This means you won't have to worry about paying your legal costs to us if your claim isn't successful. There are also no upfront fees to pay. Instead, any costs will be deducted from your final compensation amount, which we'll calculate with this in mind.

You might also find that your existing insurance policies can contribute to your legal expenses. For instance, if the assault happened in a setting covered by specific insurance, such as a public space or workplace, you may be able to recoup some costs that way.

We're here to make this process as straightforward and stress-free as possible while delivering the legal expertise and compassionate support you need at this challenging time.

What to remember when making an assault injury claim

While it's completely understandable to feel overwhelmed after experiencing an assault injury, taking specific steps can significantly help in the process of making a claim for compensation:

  • Document the incident: create a detailed account of what happened as soon as you can. This record will be invaluable later on, lending clarity throughout your claim process. Reporting the assault to the police is usually vital for an assault injury claim.
  • Photograph the injury: take clear, focused pictures of your injuries shortly after the incident and throughout your recovery. These can powerfully demonstrate the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.
  • Gather witness details: if anyone witnessed the assault, it's essential to collect their contact information. Their statements can offer additional insight and strengthen your claim.

Remember, making an assault injury claim isn't just about securing financial compensation. It's also about making sure you have the proper resources and support for both your physical and emotional recovery. We're committed to standing by your side through this tough time, offering both professional legal guidance and compassionate support.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

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Mark HollinghurstDirector and Solicitor
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Julie WilkinsonLitigation Executive
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Diane ParkerDirector and Solicitor
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Why Switalskis?

Legal action might not be your immediate concern after experiencing an assault injury, but making a claim could significantly aid your recovery. With our team of seasoned and empathetic assault injury solicitors, you can trust that you've got a strong support network throughout your healing process.

Clarity in complexity

Assault injury claims can seem daunting, but they don't have to be. We're committed to breaking down the complexities to help you understand what's needed from you in practical terms.

Empathy at every step

Our team cares about understanding your personal circumstances. We listen, respect your feelings and offer tailored advice for your specific situation. You're not just a client to us - you're a person going through a life-altering ordeal, and we're here to offer you expert legal advice and emotional support.

Expertise you can trust

In the aftermath of an assault, the last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by confusing legal terminology or unnecessary questions. Our team has years of experience in dealing with serious personal injury claims, so we know how to approach your case with the sensitivity it needs. Many of our solicitors are accredited specialists, recognised by the Law Society .

Championing your rights

We advocate for your rights and make sure your voice is heard. Our solicitors will guide you through every stage of the assault injury claim process, making sure you're well-informed and confident in making the right choices. Trust us to transform a difficult situation into a path towards getting you the compensation you deserve and recovery.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

To learn more about how to claim compensation for your injuries following an assault, call our team today on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.

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