Infection HIV/AIDS

Call Darren Hackley-Green for a confidential chat on 0333 321 7507.

If you contract an infection, such as HIV, Hepatitis B or C, as a result of a crime of violence, you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

The consequences of an attack can be far reaching and permanent, not just in relation to the physical or psychological damage, but also in relation to the lingering effects that a devastating infection, such as HIV, Hepatitis B or C, can have. 

Your life will change drastically, as will your lifestyle. You will need to have regular medical reviews and follows ups, as well as medication. The impact upon your life may be significant and can be devastating.

At NewLaw we help people affected by traumatic crimes of this nature. We will:

  • work with you every step of the way and ensure complete confidentiality
  • offer you the support of our Welfare Managers, who are not solicitors 
  • obtain professional help from people that are trained in trauma support, such as rehabilitation services, social services etc.
  • seek longer term support services if you require them, such as counselling

People who have been infected with a disease are usually asked many difficult and upsetting questions time and again, and sometimes they are expected to adjust to a possible new way of life quite quickly. At NewLaw, we are mindful of the impact that recalling such an experience can have. We ensure that any initial discussions that we have are kept to a minimum and that the information is taken at the pace that suits the client. Infection can affect anyone, from children to the elderly, the vulnerable, men or women. 

Our solicitors have the experience of dealing with complex cases of this nature and liaising with authorities, such as:

  • the police services
  • medical practitioners 
  • victim support 

We will act in a confidential manner and with your consent throughout your claim. 

The latest statistics which were recorded in 2013 suggest that:

  • an estimated 107,800 people are living with HIV in the UK - that is around 1 in 360 people
  • a total of 81,512 people, including 642 children, received HIV specialist care
  • over the last decade the number of people accessing specialist care for HIV has steadily grown. In 2013 some 81,512 people in the UK were accessing HIV treatment and care. This is double the number in 2004 (41,157) and represents a 5% increase from 2012
  • about two thirds of people receiving HIV specialist care were male

We are unable to change these horrifying statistics. However, we can help guide you through a claim for compensation if your life has been affected through infection. 

We have a specialist team who are experienced in helping people who have sustained an infection, such as HIV and Hepatitis. Our team is trained to listen, understand, support and help you get the results that you need both emotionally and financially.

If you would like to have a confidential chat call us on 0333 003 1909 or call Darren Hackley-Green directly on 0333 321 7507.

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