Southampton sports talent suffers serious head injury

 HeadInjury UK wishes Dan Seaborne, the Southampton football player, a complete and speedy

recovery from his serious head injuries.  He suffered his serious head injuries in an alleged

assault outside a nightclub in Southampton which is the subject of a criminal investigation.  His

manager has confirmed he is now out of hospital although it is unknown when he will return to



Dan’s alleged assault reminds us that serious head injuries are not only suffered in accidents, but can

also be sustained following intentional assault.  In the case of an assault victim suffering serious head

injuries it is rarely practical to pursue a compensation claim against the attacker.  The victim however

can still obtain compensation from the state run Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). 


Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims

There are a number of criteria that must be met to successfully obtain an award of compensation from 

the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority which include:       

  • Reporting the assault to the police as soon as possible
  • The victim not causing or contributing to the "incident" in any way and
  • The assault occurring within the last 2 years.


Whilst a victim can apply to the CICA without any legal advice, in cases of serious head injuries the

victim is always best advised to instruct a specialist Head Injury solicitor with expertise in dealing

with the CICA.  At HeadInjuryUK we have such expertise, so if you or someone you know has

suffered serious head injuries in an assault then please contact Andy Shaw of HeadInjuryUK.

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