Crimes such as assault and abuse are, thankfully, rare. When they do occur they can, in some cases, leave the victim of the crime having to deal with serious physical injuries and facing a prolonged recovery period. The injured person also has to come to terms with the knowledge that their injuries were committed deliberately by another.
For many assault and abuse victims the physical injuries resolve quite quickly. For some the long term emotional and psychological impact of the crime is more significant. Victims of crime may experience anger and fear. They may in some circumstances develop long term problems such as anxiety, depression or PTSD.
For those affected by violent crime the process of obtaining compensation can be a difficult and stressful but necessary part of their recovery. If you or a loved one has been affected by assault or abuse and you would like confidential advice about your options, call us for a free, no obligation discussion.