ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?
- Did your accident happen in the last two years?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Where you injured as a result of the accident?
If you said YES to all three questions, call us now on 0208 635 5555 and we can start your claim straight away.
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?
Depending on the severity of consequences the pay-out might be different. To find out an approximate size of pay-out, you can use personal injury claim calculator.
WHAT WILL MY COMPENSATION COVER?
You will get compensation for:
- Compensation for personal injury
- Loss of earnings and financial losses
- Medical expenses and prescription fees
- Rehabilitation costs
- Travel expenses
- Private care costs
I’M NOT SURE IF MY INJURY IS SERIOUS ENOUGH
Except in very minor injuries, it is very rare to not have some degree of incapacity after your accident.
Even a simple injury to your hand could make ordinary household chores and personal care, more difficult to do. A sprained ankle could mean that you are unable to get around as easily. In such circumstances, you will need assistance from your relatives and friends.
Good news is that any assistance that you receive will potentially be possible to recover from the Defendant as part of a claim for compensation.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER CRIMINAL INJURY?
- You should report any crime against you to the Police and obtain the Police Incident number
- Take the contact details of any witnesses of the crime.
- Go to the hospital or GP. Even if no medical treatment is needed, the doctor will record your injuries and this will help during claim process.
- Some injuries may not be immediately apparent as shock and adrenalin can hide symptoms. Therefore, seek medical assistance if you start to feel pain later.
- Keep all receipts for any medical expenses, as you might be able to claim these back.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION?
You might be eligible for criminal injury compensation if:
- You were the victim of a violent crime.
- You were not to blame in any way for the incident.
- You sustained an injury whilst taking reasonable steps to stop a crime.
- You were mentally affected by witnessing a loved one falling victim to a violent crime, or by the aftermath of such an event.
- You are a relative of someone who has died as a result of violent crime.
WHO CAN CLAIM CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION?
- Spouse or partner provided you were living together at the time of the accident
- Natural or adoptive parents or parental guardian
- A child of the victim
WHAT WILL LITKRAFT NEED FROM YOU?
To start your case, we will need to know the following:
- the date of the accident, where and how it happened;
- the contact details for any witnesses;
- the details of your injuries, medical diagnosis, and treatment;
- proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury;
- any documents that can be used to support your claim.
Keep a full record of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident. This may include the cost of medical treatment, travel involved in obtaining medical treatment, and even costs incurred by your family traveling to visit you whilst you recover.
HOW TO CLAIM FOR MY INJURY?
Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.
2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT
3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM
4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION
5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY
You can find more information here.
terms and conditions for Criminal Injury claims
Our standard terms and conditions for Criminal Injury claims
What is covered by this agreement
Your claim for compensation against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (“CICA”) in which you suffered personal injuries.
LITKRAFT agrees to act for you to provide assistance and advice with a CICA claim, including preparing the necessary claim form, providing translation services, assisting in collating evidence and any medical reports. Advising you of the reasonableness of the award and, if necessary, the need to obtain further advice and/or evidence.
What is not covered by this agreement
This agreement does not cover any counterclaim made by any third party and/or the CICA, any application you may wish to make to Appeal or Review the decision, or any steps which are necessary to enforce a judgment, order or agreement.
Paying us and other costs
If you are awarded compensation, then you will pay us 25% (including VAT) of that compensation, excluding any amount awarded for future pecuniary losses, net of any sums recoverable by the Compensation Recovery Unit. This must be paid by you on receipt of the award, which will be banked into our Client Account, which would protect you in the event of failure of Litkraft Ltd. You agree to us deducting our fees from the sums received from the CICA and then paying the balance to you.
If your case is unsuccessful, providing you have co-operated with us, you will not have to pay our fees.
There may be other fees that you will still be liable for, a GP report costing approximately £50 will be needed. Sometimes there may be additional costs eg extra medical reports, barrister’s advice. We will advise you of these before incurring them, but for most claims the cost of a medical report is likely to be between £250 – £1000, and a barrister’s advice £300 – £1,500, but these are only estimates.
We must always act in your best interests in pursuing your compensation claim and seek to obtain the best possible result; we must explain the risks and benefits to you; we must give you our best advice about any settlement offer and the steps that you need to take; and provide the best information possible about the likely costs of the claim.
You must give us clear, honest and prompt instructions which allow us to do our work properly; you must not ask us to work in an improper or unreasonable way; you must not deliberately mislead us; you must co-operate with us. You must notify us immediately of any change of address or other contact details. If you fail to co-operate, or discontinue the claim, you could be liable for costs and expenses (see below). You are responsible for all answers and statements that you make.
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation & Additional Charges) Regulation 2013
You have a right to cancel this agreement, and if you do so within the 14-day time limit, you will pay nothing under this agreement. A notice of the right to cancel, including a form which you may use (but do not have to), is attached to this Agreement.
If you wish you can end the contract after the 14 day cancellation period but will be liable for our cancellation charges; £200 if you cancel within 6 months, £350 if you cancel within 1 year and £500 after that. These figures include VAT. Non-cooperation or unreasonable conduct by you will amount to termination by you of the agreement.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; registration number 836796
If you have a complaint about our services you should first notify us of your concerns and we will try to resolve them together. If you remain dissatisfied you should write to Mr Geraint Harris who is responsible for client care. We will acknowledge receipt and provide a full response within 8 weeks. The deadline for lodging a complaint with us is 6 months from the last contact with us.
If you are not satisfied with our response you can refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service within 6 months (https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/, 0800 023 4567; Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange, London, E14 9SR)..
Privacy, Confidentiality & Data Protection
We are committed to protecting your privacy.
As part of our work we will obtain information about you (personal data), either directly from you or from other sources. This includes phone calls, which are recorded. We need to collect and use this data and share it with others in order to provide services to you, where we have a legitimate interest in doing so or where we are required to by law. This data will be stored securely on our computers and files. It will be stored for no longer than reasonably necessary, thereafter it will be destroyed.
We may require you to provide certain information, so we can act for you, and failure to do so may amount to non-cooperation by you leading to a termination of our agreement. We may obtain information from, or share it with, the following (this list is not exhaustive):
- The CICA, their lawyers and experts;
- the Police (including police doctors), prosecuting authorities and ACRO Criminal Records Office
- the representative (if any) named by the applicant; and
- any other third party where necessary to process the application (including to obtain an expert medical or other expert report).
- Your GP and hospitals you attended; and other treatment providers,
- The Courts or other tribunal
- Government, HMRC or other official agencies,
- Barristers and other lawyers,
- The Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service,
- IT and technology providers, suppliers and other support services,
- Client identification services.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you have a number of rights. You have a right to: – access the information; rectification/correction; erasure; restrict processing; data portability; object; complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
If it is necessary to share your data with someone outside the EU we will ensure that they have in place an adequate level of security to protect your data.
In the event that any term, condition or provision in this Agreement is held to be a violation of any applicable law, it shall be deemed to be deleted or, if appropriate, amended or otherwise modified, so as to be in compliance, and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
IF YOU WERE REJECTED BY OTHER LAWYERS
Even if you were let down somewhere else, contact us and we will do our best to get what you deserve.
Call LITKRAFT now on 0208 635 5555 and start your accident claim. Our office is open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.