We help people with a wide variety of types of police compensation claims, from injuries caused by police assault to false imprisonment, wrongful arrest, malicious prosecutions, trespass, negligence and breaches of human rights. It is important to remember that the police have a duty of care towards anyone they come into contact with, and that there are strict rules and protocols which must be followed at all times. Unfortunately whilst for the most part the police do a good job, there are occasions when things go wrong.
In some instances police can behave in an unnecessarily violent way towards someone they wish to question or detain, they may have completely the wrong person based on poor intelligence, or they may try to get away with taking action based on unsubstantiated evidence. Regardless of whether you are considered guilty or innocence by a court, or even whether there was a court case, if you have suffered in any way at the hands of the police when they should have been looking after your rights, then call us today and we will provide you with all of the help and advice you need.
We are specialists based in Manchester who help a number of clients successfully win compensation from the police service. In most instances out of court settlements are received, often because evidence is easily obtained as there are usually witnesses or CCTV footage available to corroborate your case. But even if there isn’t this evidence you may well still be able to make a successful claim, which is why it is important to speak to us as soon as possible so that we can secure any evidence available and help you to receive the compensation you are legally due.
Types Of Police Compensation Claims
We work on a no win no fee basis, which means that making a claim for compensation against the police costs you nothing. Whether your claim is successful or not you will not be required to pay any fees or costs, not even out of the compensation you are awarded. You therefore have nothing to lose by enquiring, but potentially you could be owed thousands.
A recent case much publicised in the news revealed how police officers used batons to smash the windows of a car being driven by a pensioner, without making any effort to open the door or get them to step out of the vehicle. In that instance an out of court settlement for £20,000 was quickly secured, and this is just one example of many where members of the public have been able to secure the compensation they deserve.
Whether your case is considered ‘nonfeasance’, where the police officer neglected you, ignored you or took no appropriate action when action should have been taken, ‘misfeasance’ where police were deliberately misleading, providing incorrect advice or taking inappropriate action, or ‘malfeasance’ where police abused their position, taking deliberately hostile or aggressive action against someone, we can help to ensure that compensation is due to any victim of police wrongs.
If your police claim relates to events which took place anywhere across the Manchester region then call us in confidence today to find out if you have a claim.