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Prince Evans has earned its reputation by supporting organisations for social and healthcare justice and by taking seriously the devastating impact of violent crime and injury. We have also earned our reputation by robustly pursuing individual CICA claims. Violence in our streets and pubs and clubs is an unavoidable fact of modern life today. We know if you or someone you love have been caught up in a crime of violence that it is a shocking and numbing experience.

Our clients have helped us to understand the struggle they have to go through in order to rebuild a life with genuine meaning and dignity, and in turn we have learnt how to help and support them in this.  It is our expertise in managing the CICA process and our repeated successes in challenging unfair or inappropriate awards that lead people from all over the UK to choose us.

For all criminal compensation enquires please ask for Bryan Neill.

Address: Prince Evans
  77 Uxbridge Road
  W5 5ST
Telephone: 020 8567 2001
Fax: 020 8579 0191
E-Mail:  CICA@prince-evans.co.uk
Website: www.prince-evans.co.uk

Prince Evans is based in West London with a strong specialism in personal injury work. Our practice combines the best skills with an efficient, friendly service for the individual and using only qualified solicitors. We view good communication as vital to developing lasting and beneficial relationships and provide an efficient, trustworthy service.  We have a fresh, energetic approach matched with equal efficiency.

Please visit our website to see the breadth of work Prince Evans undertakes. We represent clients throughout the United Kingdom, and make home and hospital visits as necessary. We have a commitment to diversity and respect for disability. Our offices have full disability facilities

Prince Evans has developed a national reputation for cases involving compensation claims for injuries at all levels.

Here are some examples of recent CICA awards we have obtained for clients:

Mr A – shot on his housing estate. Refused any award because of minor convictions in the past whilst a juvenile. We fought back and applied that this be reversed. Result – award made of £175,000 for the injury. Award for economic loss: Decision pending.

Mr B – thrown from a pedestrian walkway. Back and head injuries. Damages recovered: £155,850.

Mr C – shot. Application rejected because of alleged involvement with assailants. Again following appeal hearing claim accepted as suitable for damages to be awarded. Damages recovered: £62,500.

Mr D – assaulted in the street by unknown assailant – Damages recovered: £250,000.

Miss E – injured by a reckless drunk – Damages recovered £250,000.

Sometimes the CICA tariff approach will mean that a solicitor is not needed. We will tell you if this is the case. Other times (particularly if the injury is serious or the CICA tries to avoid making a payment or to pay too little) using a solicitor is necessary to recover what you should be entitled to. We will help you know whether you need a solicitor or not. Because the CICA Scheme does not pay legal costs we will only wish to act for you if you need us and if it is cost-effective for you. We commit ourselves to this ethical approach.

Damages for Criminal Injuries – Damages are money paid as compensation for criminal injuries. A maximum of £250,000 can be paid for the injury itself, plus a maximum of another £250,000 for economic losses caused by the effects of the injury (loss of earnings, care needs, special equipment and the like). The government failed to increase these figures when it last reviewed the Scheme in 2008.  So the maximum you can receive is £500,000. The result is that victims of criminal injuries receive much less than victims of other accidents.

Because of this it is important to maximise financial recovery – to receive all you are entitled to and not to lose out by failing to take advice if you need it.

The Partner in charge of the Personal Injury Department, Bryan Neill, is an acknowledged leader in the field of catastrophic injury claims including spinal and brain injuries (see The Legal 500 ‘Who's Who In The Law’ and Chambers ‘Guide To The Legal Profession – Leaders In Their Field’). These include injuries caused by criminal assault and gunshot wounds.

Bryan Neill is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association Solicitors Panel, Headway Solicitors Panel, Law Society Personal Injury Panel, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association and the International Medical Society of Paraplegia.

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