Hatch Brenner Solicitors in Norwich has recovered damages for a client who suffered seriously life-altering injuries following an assault on a night out in Norwich. The Client’s personal injury claim was initially rejected by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (“CICA”) however, nevertheless, the Hatch Brenner Personal Injury team were able to appeal this decision for the client.   The Claimant suffered fractures to the skull, bleeding on the brain and further loss in eyesight due to the assault in Norwich city centre. When presented, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority rejected the claim by reason of the Claimant’s own conduct on the night. There was, however, no evidence from witnesses or otherwise that the Claimant’s conduct could in any way be called into question. On behalf of our Client, we appealed the decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the matter was subsequently heard by a three-panel tribunal at a remote telephone hearing with the Claimant in attendance and Hatch Brenner Personal Injury Legal Executive, Pasha Alnadaf, advocating on their behalf. Upon hearing the appeal, the tribunal preferred that of the Claimant’s case over the CICA case. The tribunal panel agreed that the CICA could not rely upon witness evidence […] read more