Assault Claims Question.....needing advice please before i sign :)

20 replies
Found 19th May 2009
Ok i was assaulted just after new year and it was reported to the police, etc...but as there wasnt any witnesses they person wasnt charged!

I have called up AC UK and they told me i can still file for compensation even though the guy wasnt charged!
i went to the hospital and still have scarring to my lip (which was severely burst), i have a crime ref number etc etc

ok the question is:
is there any better (cheaper %)companies out there with a more less charge than this company im about to use, AC UK have a no win no fee also!
charges are as follows:
If i recieve under £3000 ACUK charge 33%
If i receive between £3000 and £15000 they charge 25%
and if i receive (i wish) more than £15000 they wont charge me!

Is there any more better ones out there before i sign these papers?

thanks anyone that can help

20 Comments

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Just accept you lost badly, and move on :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I always love your comments vibeone haha

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saxo_appeal;5256799

I always love your comments vibeone haha


hehe :P

Good luck with it anyway, I have nothing of any use to add other than that! :P

Come on ,Who was she ?

I doubt you'll get compo, the guy wasnt even charged

Banned

gotta love the compensation-grabbing society we live in!!

does it matter if the take 5% or 95%?

you are getting something for nothing

Original Poster

Chidda;5256996

I doubt you'll get compo, the guy wasnt even charged



wrong, iv already been told i can claim

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saxo_appeal;5257024

wrong, iv already been told i can claim



still need to prove the case etc, and with no charges or witnesses you may find this difficult

lol where i grew up on a rough council estate random beatings where taken and if you could walk away after youd consider yourself lucky and carry on.... can i claim compo for any of em :w00t::w00t:

Banned

I saw it.

The other guy was a 9 year old kid... he truly laid the smack down on saxo! :P

dimebars;5257005

gotta love the compensation-grabbing society we live in!!does it matter … gotta love the compensation-grabbing society we live in!!does it matter if the take 5% or 95%?you are getting something for nothing




not really since they were assaulted...

Original Poster

lol he was 8 actually !!!

Do you h ave home insurance with legal cover? Or union membership? Either of those would provide cheap legal advice,

Do you have household insurance? If so, read your policy as you may well have 'Third Party' Cover included (I think it's called that), which covers you for making a claim against a third party. We sued our local council a while back and initially considered a no-win no-fee company but our solicitor took the case on and his fees were paid by our insurance company (covered up to a limit of £50,000). This way any money you win is all yours and the legal fees cost you nothing.

you don't have to go wth a third party "broker"

contact the criminal injuries compensation authority

address is (i believe) bath house, 300 tay road glasgow

they will assess your claim - it doesn't necessarily have to have been that someone was charged - after all, some people get assaulted, knocked out and never know who their attacker was

CICA will assess your claim on a balanced basis - however, if you have a string of convictions etc the likelihood is your claim may not succeed.


tel number is 0800 358 3601 - it seems you need to ring them for a form or you can do it online


plus, CICA (and therefore the other third party companies) follow a strict table r severity of injury

i imagine yours may be level 2 = £1250 (level 1 is £1000, level 2 is £1250 and so on - if you don't meet level one you get nowt)

Banned

You can claim yourself through the Criminal Injuries comensation syastem.
And for the ignorant among us.
Compensation is not money for nothing..
I would explain but you probably wouldn't understand.

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Podzak;5257865

You can claim yourself through the Criminal Injuries comensation … You can claim yourself through the Criminal Injuries comensation syastem.And for the ignorant among us.Compensation is not money for nothing..I would explain but you probably wouldn't understand.



try me...................you may be surprised

dimebars;5257005

gotta love the compensation-grabbing society we live in!!does it matter … gotta love the compensation-grabbing society we live in!!does it matter if the take 5% or 95%?you are getting something for nothing



He was assaulted - Most of us don't deserve it, and don't earn the beating. If he's entitled to compensation, good on him, I'd do exactly the same. Getting some good out of a time so bad.

What's worse is thinking it's ok to shell out millions on immigrants* and wasters who don't contribute to society.

* Not all immigrants don't contribute, and was not meant to be a sweeping generalisation in that respect.

I hope your claim is successful OP.

I don't think individuals should be able to claim compensation for this kind of experience. Our country is becoming more and more a sue-happy culture. People should earn the money they receive.

However that's my opinion, and I wish OP the best of luck in all he decides to do.

scrumpypaul;5257658

you don't have to go wth a third party "broker"contact the criminal … you don't have to go wth a third party "broker"contact the criminal injuries compensation authorityaddress is (i believe) bath house, 300 tay road glasgowthey will assess your claim - it doesn't necessarily have to have been that someone was charged - after all, some people get assaulted, knocked out and never know who their attacker wasCICA will assess your claim on a balanced basis - however, if you have a string of convictions etc the likelihood is your claim may not succeed.tel number is 0800 358 3601 - it seems you need to ring them for a form or you can do it onlineplus, CICA (and therefore the other third party companies) follow a strict table r severity of injuryi imagine yours may be level 2 = £1250 (level 1 is £1000, level 2 is £1250 and so on - if you don't meet level one you get nowt)



Correct info'.

But remember, it has to be in the Public Interest to award you money, could be a big stumbling block with a minor injury, like a burst lip? :thinking:

Different if you lost a leg!!
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