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Criminal Injuries Compensation

What is a Criminal Injury Claim?

We understand just how difficult it can be to receive an injury due to an assault or a terrorist attack, particularly when injuries could have been caused by someone you know and trust or by those meant to protect and care for us. We can’t take the pain away, but we can help you get justice with a criminal injury claim.


If you have received an injury or physiological trauma due to a criminal act you may be entitled to compensation and our accident and personal injury specialists can help.

We understand that contacting a law firm is daunting, especially when discussing a potentially embarrassing and/or traumatic experience. However, our solicitors and specialists are approachable, friendly, and down to earth.

Who Can Apply For Criminal Injuries Compensation?

In most cases, if you want to make a claim for criminal injuries compensation, you must apply within two years of the event. You can claim if:

  • You were injured
  • A close relative died
  • You saw the crime happen to a loved one
  • You paid for the funeral of a person who died

You might also be able to make a claim if you were injured trying to stop a crime, as long as the risk was justified. 

The crime must be reported to the police before you apply. 

Criminal Injuries Compensation Drop In Sessions

The following drop-in sessions are held weekly by our accident & personal injury specialists, where you can discuss criminal injuries compensation and claims:

  • Sheffield – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Rotherham –Thursday 10am – 4pm
  • Barnsley – Wednesday 10am – 4pm

If you think you may have a criminal injury claim, you can drop in and speak to one of the team, no appointment is necessary.

Criminal Injuries FAQs

How Long Does Criminal Compensation Take in the UK?

We aim to assess claims as quickly as possible, and the majority are assessed within 12 months.

Can You Claim Criminal Injuries without a Conviction?

You can still obtain compensation even if no one has ever been convicted.

Can You Claim Criminal Injuries for Mental Health?

You can claim criminal injuries for physical injuries, disabling mental injuries, and sexual and physical abuse.

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The Team

Howells Personal Injury specialist team is headed by the highly regarded Sharon Rinaldi and they are recommended by the professional guide; The Legal 500 in the 2022 edition. Sharon is also a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. Professionally, our PI team are highly skilled, very diligent PI lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly, to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support. Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They will listen, they will care; and they will use their technical skills to translate all of that into positive action for you.

Sasha Marshall-Congreve

0114 249 6706
Sharon Rinaldi

0114 249 6632