Common CICA claim types
What injuries can be claimed for?
If you have been injured because of a criminal assault, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for damages incurred by your experience. Our criminal injuries experts have extensive experience of dealing with criminal assault claims.
There are thousands of criminal assaults in the UK every year which can include violent muggings, sexual assault and unprovoked attacks. The below outlines some of the common claim types we deal with on a daily basis:
Where the victim has been assaulted – spat at, slapped, shoved or punched – but no marks or visible injury have been suffered.
A more serious assault which usually leaves visible injuries, such as cuts, scratches or bruises.
A serious level of violent assault, where the aggressor has intended to cause the victim serious harm.
The use of physical violence and/or threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour intentionally designed to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
An assault on a prison staff member by inmates, or an assault by a prison officer on a prisoner.
Spitting, pushing, punching, kicking, slapping, scratching or any physical attack by another person – including a work colleague, customer or anybody else. Verbal abuse, shouting, yelling, behaving in an intimidating manner or making threats to hurt, kill, demote or sack could also be classed as assault at work.
Mainly acts of bullying, aggressive and/or violent behaviour within the home, but it can also refer to abusive acts of a sexual nature. Typically, committed by a partner, family member or loved one.
Bouncers do not have the legal right to physically remove a person from a premise or engage in violence or force as they see fit. They can only use force if it is first used against them.
There are thousands of criminal assaults in the UK every year – ranging from violent muggings to sexual assault and unprovoked attacks.
Aggravated assault, manslaughter and murder are extremely serious criminal actions with potentially life-changing consequences. Family members often pursue a claim if a loved one is involved in a fatality or dies through a wrongful cause.
An assault where a person intentionally or recklessly causes the immediate infliction of unlawful force on someone using a weapon, such as a knife, gun, acid, hammer etc.
Any instance where sexual contact has taken place without consent and the details have been reported to the police – including touching over clothing, groping, stalking, drug-facilitated sexual assault, child sexual abuse and rape.
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