Racial and racist assaults are all too common on the streets of Great Britain.
Racially motivated incidents resulting in physical or mental injury are crimes that entitle the victim to seek compensation from the CICA.
Racial attacks and racially motivated assaults are classified as a "crime of violence" under the CICA scheme. Victims can claim for both physical and mental injury. The definition of a "crime of violence" under the criminal injuries scheme includes a threat that would cause the victim to have a fear of violence. It is therefore important to appreciate that an actual physical assault leading to physical injury is not a requirement under the scheme.
It is worth noting that you can still claim compensation for your injuries if your attacker wasn't convicted or even apprehended. It is however important that you report the incident to the police and ensure the claim is made promptly in order to avoid difficulties with the CICAs strict time limits.
To find out more about claiming compensation for a racial attack or racially motivated assault through the criminal injuries compensation scheme just call our dedicated legal helpline on freephone 0808 139 1597 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org