Criminal Injury Compensation

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a crime, then we can help. The injuries you can sustain in this situation can be physical or psychological, and you could claim criminal injury compensation.

Get Your Life Back Together

“They looked out for me through the whole process. Watermans sorted out my physiotherapy and a personal injury settlement that has enabled me to get by life back together. A special thanks to Sam Donaldson and Stacey Moore who handled my claim."

M Mayaka, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • Suffering as a victim of a violent criminal act is damaging both physically and psychologically,

    and you may be entitled to claim compensation.

  • You may be able to claim compensation

    even if the perpetrator hasn't been caught, identified or convicted.

  • At Watermans, our specialist solicitors are experts in handling criminal injury compensation claims,

    and will help you in seeking the compensation you deserve.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Criminal injury compensation

    Criminal injury compensation claims

    If you, a friend or a relative, have suffered an injury as a result of a crime then we can help. We understand how harrowing this type of injury can be. Whether you’ve suffered a physical injury or experienced psychological trauma as a result of violent crime, we can help you seek the compensation that you deserve.

    In criminal injury cases we work with The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) to compensate you as the blameless victim of a violent crime. The CICA is a government body that was set up to help those who have been physically or mentally injured as the victim of a violent crime.

    We may even be able to help you claim for compensation if the perpetrator has never been caught, identified or convicted. At Watermans, our legal team is able to guide you through the entire process and assist in submitting your claim for the compensation that you deserve.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a criminal injury compensation claim?

    If you or someone you know has been injured in a crime within the last two years, you may be entitled to compensation. As a victim of a crime, you may suffer both physically and psychologically. If you were an innocent party in the crime, it is your right to seek compensation for any damages you have suffered.

    It is important to note that the first step in making a criminal injury compensation claim is to report the crime to the police as soon as possible.

    We understand that no amount of financial compensation can undo the damage caused from being a victim of a crime that wasn’t your fault. However, it can help you in moving forward with your life. At Watermans, our specialist solicitors are experts in handling claims of this nature, and will take care of all the legal stuff, so that you don’t have to.

    We understand that starting a compensation claim as a victim of a crime can be daunting, but we are here to help. We take the hassle out of the legal process.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a criminal injury compensation claim?

    As with all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to will vary depending on the circumstances of the crime, and the severity of your injuries. Each case is unique, and Watermans will fight to secure the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our criminal injury compensation expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury