He is claiming for loss of earnings of 10 weeks, and soft tissue injury to the head and his knee. Also mention of after the event legal expense which i am liable for. This was a push and shove with one punch to the face of which i was criminally convicted with common assault and paid compnesation in court for £500.
I am not sure what your question is, but I recommend calling your county bar association for an attorney referral. Though you have already been at the receiving end of the criminal process, there is actually a civil process that can be undertaken and it sounds like that is happening. If you don't, then there is the risk that they will obtain a default judgement against you for what they are asking for without the opportunity for you to have an attorney review it for validity.
The $500 you paid is a standard crime victim penalty assessment that all criminal defendants in Washington State pay according to statute. It goes to the general victim fund with the state. You did not compensate the person you assaulted. You need to find someone to defend you. And "no win no pay" is typical contract for plaintiffs in that situation. Good luck.
I looked carefully at your statement, but could find no question. I suggest you attempt to work out a resolution of this claim with the attorney who has contacted you. It appears you have been found guilty and that guilty finding can be used against you to prove the civil claim. Work out a payment.
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