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Someone has assaulted me punched me In The face multiple

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Someone has assaulted me punched me In The face multiple times. Can I sue them?
How much would it cost and what can I get out of it?

Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you this evening.

Potentially yes you can though if the Police were involved you can submit a claim to the CICA (criminal injuries compensation authority). Were the Police involved? If not, do you have the offender's name and address?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thank you for your response,
Yes we have the offenders name and address
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
He also tried to strangle me and left red marks on my neck
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
How much would I be able to get out of this compensation case?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
If I claimed for emotional trauma

It would depend on the extent of the injuries (physical and non-physical). Without medical reports it would be difficult to say what the claim is worth - medical reports are used in injury cases for valuation. If you have emotional trauma, a psychologist should be instructed. And an expert for the physical injuries too - ideally a no win no fee law firm would act for you and arrange the medical reports. The valuation also depends how long you suffer for - injuries where you recover within a year are up to £5,000 or thereabouts. More for multiple injuries and if you suffer for longer then again it will increase.

Would you like a couple of recommendations for law firms?.

Bear in mind if you sue that person, success depends if they have money or not. The CICA would be a better option as they will compensate you if you are a victim of violence (and the Police were notified).

Is there anything else I can help you with?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
That’s fine you have been of great help five stars

Many thanks, have a good evening.

Jim

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