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This article was published on May 26th, 2016
Emergency services including Police and Ambulance crews were called to a street at approximately 9pm after there were reports of a street brawl between a number of men.
A man was rushed to hospital with head injury after he was found unconscious on the pavement surrounded by broken glass.
Witnesses reported seeing a fight break out between a group of men in the road which left one man seriously injured. His head injury is not thought to be life threatening but it is serious.
No arrests have been made at this time but enquiries into the incident are continuing.
If you are physically assaulted then your first port of call should always be the Police but you may also be entitled to criminal injuries compensation.
Criminal injury and assault claims are different to most other personal injury claims. In other areas of personal injury the 3rd party insurers will usually agree to pay an amount after deliberation with the personal injury solicitor. With a criminal injury claim there are 25 levels of compensation and the award is determined by the injuries suffered and the level of assault.
Criminal injuries are compensated for by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). At Thorneycroft Solicitors our criminal injury team are specially trained and have a full understanding of the scheme and compensation rules in order to ensure a successful outcome for our clients.
You may be able to claim for a range of different items, including pain and suffering, loss of earnings, medical costs, personal effects and out of pocket expenses.
We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim.
To speak to one of our specialist team call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple online enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.