The term “assault” refers to the actual physical injuries caused to someone and also to the threats or intentions to cause bodily harm.
Although the victims attacked in assaults are often left with physical, emotional or psychological injuries, assaults don’t necessarily include physical contact.
For 2011/12 only, the Office for National Statistics estimates that there were more than 2 million violent incidents against adults in UK, of which 42% assaults were without injuries, while the other cases included:
- Wounding (24%)
- Assaults with minor injuries (22%)
- Robbery (12%)
If you’ve been the victim of an assault, you are entitled to lodge a claim against the assailant.
Before filing your claim, consider seeking the legal advice of an assault claim solicitor to make sure that your case is valid.