Criminal Injury Claims
Unfortunately, many of our clients have been victims of violent criminal assaults, often sustaining serious and life-threatening injuries as a result. In these instances applications are made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) who consider claims and if a Claimant is eligible, will make an award. For a claim to be handled via the CICA there are a number of eligibility requirements.
The CICA does not fund Solicitor’s fees, but CA Solicitors will provide you with the best advice on how to proceed. We will act on a contingency fee basis and deduct an agreed fee from the award you receive. In our experience it is certainly worth instructing a solicitor to represent you in a claim to the CICA especially when the injuries are severe, to ensure you recover the maximum award to which you are entitled. Without experienced legal representation, a claimant may easily miss out on recovering what they are entitled to.
You may also be able to make a claim via the CICA if you have lost a child, parent, spouse or partner due to fatal criminal injury.
As mentioned, there are a number of requirements for your claim to be accepted by the CICA and the location of the incident is one. The injury must have occurred in England, Wales or Scotland.
Contact our Criminal Injury Specialist Solicitors
If you have been the victim of a criminal assault it is important that the matter is reported to the police as soon as possible. Contact us for a free consultation by calling our 24/7 accident helpdesk free on 0800 387 815 or use the equiry form.
Call us free from mobile and landlines on:
0800 387 815
Further information and guidelines on criminal injury compensation can be found on the government website at:
Criminal injuries compensation: a guide