Paul was the innocent victim of an unprovoked attacked during an evening out with some friends at a club. He suffered a severe head injury and was left unconscious on the ground behind the venue. He was eventually found by the club staff who called an ambulance and he was admitted to intensive care. He remained unconscious for several weeks. Although he made a good physical recovery, he was left with a permanent brain injury, which left him with limited mental capacity and unable to manage some of his affairs.
Paul applied for criminal injuries compensation but was refused on the grounds that no one was charged with the assault and the police had closed the case.
The injuries he sustained could also have been caused by a fall or trip, but the pattern and scope of Paul’s injuries were highly suggestive that he was assaulted.
How Did We Help Paul?
Our expertise in dealing with this type of claim meant that we were able to conduct exhaustive medical investigations in order to provide evidence that the injuries must have been caused by a vicious assault. We appealed and represented him at a Tribunal. The Tribunal agreed that he should be paid a substantial award for his head injury.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals.