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Victims of violent crime can suffer devastating physical and psychological injury. Digby Brown’s experience and expertise in acting for the victims of criminal assaults allows us to assess the prospects of successful claims.  If we form the view that a case has reasonable prospects of success, we can fund the case from start to finish. In the event that the case is unsuccessful, we will cover any liability to meet the client's own outlays, for example, medical reports and will not charge a fee.

As Scotland’s largest specialist personal injury practice with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glenrothes, Digby Brown Solicitors has years of experience and expertise acting for those who have sustained criminal injuries.  Digby Brown is rated Band 1 by the leading independent publications, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and The Legal 500.

Our principle contact is Robert Swanney: E-Mail: robert.swanney@digbybrown.co.uk

Address: Digby Brown Solicitors
  The Savoy Tower
  77 Renfrew Street
  G2 3BZ
Telephone: 0845 273 2323
E-Mail:  maildesk@digbybrown.co.uk
Website: www.digbybrown.co.uk

People injured as a result of a violent crime can make an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The time limit for applications is two years although it may be possible for people who suffered injury as children to bring a claim later than the two year period.

We can advise and assist with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). As well as processing the application, we have considerable experience of representing clients at Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel hearings and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) hearings.

Case Studies

  • Mr A – was assaulted and developed severe back pain. His previous Solicitors advised acceptance of an offer of £7,500 from the CICA. He instructed us. We fully investigated the medical position in great depth and after evidence was presented to the CICA, he was awarded £228,000.
  • Mr B – was a student who was assaulted and sustained brain damage. This occurred before his final Degree examinations. As a consequence of his injuries, he took two further years to obtain his degree and failed to achieve an Honours Degree which he was expecting. We obtained expert evidence and were able to establish a continuing wage loss for the rest of his life as a result of not achieving an Honours Degree. He was awarded £206,653.
  • Mr C – was a graduate who was assaulted sustaining brain damage prior to obtaining employment using his Degree.  A claim was made in relation to the emotional, behavioural and other psychological injuries impacting on his employment prospects. Having heard evidence, the CICA awarded £285,050.
  • Mr D – was assaulted and sustained moderate brain damage. Psychological evidence was presented to the CICA and a final award in the sum of £44,886 was made.
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