30 Nov 2023
02 Nov 2023
In the wake of a violent crime, the impact can be profound, both physically and emotionally. But you’re not alone in this journey. The government recognises the importance of supporting victims, which is why they established the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. And here at Rubin Lewis O’Brien, we’re more than just your average legal team. We’re your dedicated partners in seeking the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Let’s dive into how our expert litigation team can guide you through this crucial process.
Are you eligible for a claim?
It’s a question that many victims wrestle with. But we’re here to assure you that if you’ve been a victim of a violent crime in England, Scotland, or Wales, and have suffered injuries, you’re well on your way to seeking compensation. Simply ensure the crime has been reported to the police, and you’re on the right track.
Time is of the essence
Timing is critical when it comes to claiming your compensation. Typically, you have a 2-year window to file your claim from the date of the incident if you were over 18 at the time. However, exceptions exist for exceptional circumstances. If you were a child at the time of the incident, there’s still hope—so long as the crime was reported before your 18th birthday, you have an additional 2 years from that milestone to submit your claim. But don’t delay; time waits for no one.
Empower Your Claim
You may wonder, “Do I need a solicitor?” While it’s not mandatory to have one, here’s a compelling fact: represented claimants, on average, receive up to six times more compensation than unrepresented individuals. Our team at Rubin Lewis O’Brien can be the difference-maker in your case. We’re not just legal experts; we’re your advocates in seeking fairness and justice. Our solicitors have a wealth of experience, and we know how to challenge decisions that may not accurately reflect your situation.
At Rubin Lewis O’Brien, we understand that the aftermath of a violent crime can be overwhelming, but we’re here to shoulder the burden. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was created to support victims on their path to recovery, and we’re here to ensure you get the support you truly deserve. Don’t navigate this challenging journey alone; let us stand by your side. Contact our litigation team today.