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Hello. I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
Have the police arrested the attacker?
i belive they have, yes.
The reason I ask is that the easiest way to get compensation is to get ti awarded by the court at the sentencing hearing if there is a conviction.
i see, so i can be awarded damages there and then?
Yes, but you should make sure that you do A victim impact statement so the court can be clear what they are ordering compensation for. You shod know who the investigating officer is and have a contact umber. Have you got that information?