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Irwin Mitchell is one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.  Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity. 

Address: Please refer to our website for our offices which are situated around Great Britain
Telephone: 08000 23 22 33
E-Mail:  personalinjury@irwinmitchell.com
Website: www.irwinmitchell.com

Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers.  They operate in highly specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in criminal injury cases.

Our lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the CICA and the way it processes criminal injury claim applications. We have established working relationships with various experts and can advise on the options available to you when making a criminal injury claim.

We also have a long history of campaigning with leading organisations in numerous personal injury fields. Together with those organisations we seek to improve the quality of life and levels of compensation for those who have suffered injury.

In claims to the CICA there are strict time limits within which you must have lodged your application for compensation. For this reason it's important that you seek advice promptly.

Under the rules to the CICA Scheme, in most cases that time limit is 2 years from the date of incident giving rise to your injury.

When you contact Irwin Mitchell, we will give you clear advice about the time limits that apply to your claim. Contacting us promptly also enables us to begin our investigations into the circumstances of your injury. This is crucial to securing the evidence and documents needed to give your claim the best chance of success.

Contacting us for initial advice about your claim will cost you nothing. If we advise you to pursue a claim with us, we will review with you all the options for funding your claim. At Irwin Mitchell we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement (subject to entering a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement with us and complying with its terms). When we speak to you we will advise you clearly and impartially.

At Irwin Mitchell we understand the real impact of criminal injuries. Our team of specialists have the skills and experience to guide you through the process. We're renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference. At Irwin Mitchell we will fight fearlessly to give you the greatest chance of winning your case, with the best possible outcome, and we will support you every step of the way.

Some of our most successful cases to date are detailed below:

  • A 37 year old married man with 2 young children, attacked by a gang of youths after a night out with friends.  He was hit with breeze blocks and other weapons sustaining a brain injury of the utmost severity.  Injuries are so severe that he will be unable to return to any remunerative employment.  Maximum award of £500,000 was received.
  • A baby aged 8 weeks old was violently shaken by one of his natural parents.  This caused severe brain injury and resulted in the need for 24 hour care for the rest of his life.  There is no prospect of his ever gaining employment.  Maximum award of £500,000 received.
  • A teenager, aged 19 years old, was assaulted outside a nightclub whilst out with friends. He was found unconscious in a subway tunnel having been thrown down a flight of concrete steps.  He sustained very severe brain injuries and required care for the rest of his life. His award was reduced by 50% to reflect his conduct and he received £250,000.
  • A man was deliberately infected with the HIV virus by his ex-wife when he was aged between 41 and 47.  His life and health has been permanently severely damaged and he sought compensation from the CICA.  Although the Police were not able to bring charges, as there was no evidence of intent, the victim was able to claim compensation as the conduct of the offender was in the least reckless.  He was awarded £22,000 from the CICA.
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