How much is my police claim worth?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How much is my police claim worth?”

Because every claim against the police is different, the amount of compensation you will be entitled to receive will vary from case to case. Our lawyers individually value each case according to the facts and the impact that it has had on your life, physically, psychologically, and financially.

For many claimants the motivation in bringing a claim is not to win compensation, but to seek public vindication. Although there is no legal obligation on the police to provide an apology the police do sometimes offer an apology as part of a settlement of a case.

Where a claim is made following an assault by a police officer, we can claim compensation for not only the injuries sustained (physical and psychiatric) but also your distress, misery, fear, humiliation, and indignation.

Where the claim being made is for false imprisonment the award is designed to compensate for loss of liberty, discomfort and inconvenience, injury to dignity and loss of reputation. The crucial factor is generally the period of time that you were detained for and the damage this causes to their reputation.

If you contact our free helpline our team of specialists will assess how much your police claim is worth and give you an idea of the amount of money you can expect to receive.