Victims Compensation

Victims Compensation

When you are a victim of a criminal act it may be that injuries or damages suffered by you can be the subject of a compensation claim. There are many different remedies available and each case depends on its individual circumstances.

The government has put in place a statutory compensation scheme called The Victims Compensation Tribunal which provides compensation for personal injury for victims of crime. Whilst the scheme is reasonable it has limits to the amount of compensation which can be recovered and for that reason Thurlows Compensation Lawyers also looks at other avenues of compensation available.

It may be that the person that has committed a crime against you has personal assets against which we can endeavour to secure a recovery. In some cases it is even possible to freeze that persons assets to prevent them disposing of them in anticipation of facing a successful claim against them.

Claims by victims of crime also allow an additional head of damages to be claimed being aggravated damages. In simple terms aggravated damages represent a loading or penalty against the person or people that committed the assault to punish or defer people from such behaviour.

Client Testimonials
Mr E.H - 9/08/2012
I am forever indebted to Thurlows Compensation Lawyers. Following a traumatic workplace injury I consulted some compensation lawyers and assumed what was being done was correct...
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Mrs S. N - 2/05/2012
Thurlow’s have been fantastic to me. My case was being handled by another compensation practice. I had no idea what was going on, how long it would take or what I might recover.....
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Mrs V. S - 27/02/2012
I was referred to Thurlows Compensation Lawyers by a friend. They were incredibly helpful and at the first consultation set out for me the procedure that would be followed, how long it would take and the likely result....
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Recent Cases 
Slip and Fall- 31/08/2012
Our client who was an elderly lady slipped on a spot of cooking oil which had leaked on the floor of a supermarket floor...
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Steroid Rage- 19/07/2012
Our client was viciously assaulted at a gymnasium when he asked another patron to allow him to use a machine at our client’s allocated time. The injuries sustained included facial bruising and a broken eye socket....
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Dental Surgery- 14/06/2012
Our client was in his sixties had cosmetic dental surgery which produced an unnatural look and did not blend with other teeth...
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