Claims against the Police
The police may represent authority but, like any other organisation, they are bound by laws which should protect those in their care. Mistreatment at the hands of the same people responsible for enforcing legal standards is never acceptable, but police employees are human, and errors and abuse can happen.
Under the law, everyone has the right to be treated fairly regardless of the reason for their interaction with police, and to make a complaint if they believe their human rights have been breached. You may be able to claim compensation if your experience has hurt you physically, psychologically or financially, and The Compensation Experts are the legal team who can help you claim against the police.
What is a Claim against the Police?
There is a variety of reasons why a person raises a compensation claim for police treatment. Some include:
- Unlawful arrest
- Damage to your private property
- If police have entered your home without a legal reason (trespass)
- Wrongful imprisonment at a police station, in jail, or anywhere else a police officer has held you against your will without just cause
- Police using unnecessary force against you at any time
The Compensation Experts can also raise compensation claims against the Crown Prosecution Service where they wrongly pursue a criminal conviction against you without sufficient grounds. The prosecution may even have malicious intent, though such claims are difficult to prove.
There are legal limits for raising claims against the police. As evidence can take some time to compile it is always better to begin as soon as possible. You have up to six years from the date of the event to claim damages for false imprisonment and trespass claims, three years to make a claim for assault and negligence, and up one year for claims made under the Human Rights Act.
Claiming Compensation from the Police
If you are unsure whether you have grounds to make a claim against the police, or how to go about doing so, call The Compensation Experts. Our team of knowledgeable advisors are happy to talk to you about your situation, give you a professional opinion about whether your case has a strong likelihood of being successful, and what to do next if you choose to proceed. This initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation on you to make any immediate decision.
We work with leading personal injury solicitors and will match you with one who has the knowledge and experience necessary in claiming compensation from the police, and who will be able to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. We offer a No Win No Fee* agreement to avoid the need for you to pay legal fees upfront, or at all if your claim is not successful.
The vast majority – more than 90% – of all personal injury claims settle without going before a judge, and your lawyer will do their best to make sure this happens for you to resolve your claim as quickly as possible. They will collect the necessary evidence to show the nature of your injury, the impact it has had on your life, and prove that it should have been avoided if the police had acted correctly.
Call The Compensation Experts now, or fill in our online form and one of our advisors will contact you at a time that suits you.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert compensation solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.