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Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
We understand how much damage a criminal injury can cause, both physically and mentally. Whether you have been injured or experienced psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime, our panel of Criminal Injury solicitors are on hand to help you claim compensation.
Suffering an injury as a result of a crime can be hugely distressing, for both you and your family. It can leave long-lasting injuries, both physical and mental. This is why the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Scheme was set up, to help those who are left feeling helpless.
The CICA scheme can help compensate those who have suffered a violent crime. Many overlook this important aspect of their recovery as they, understandably, want to focus on getting back on track after the attack.
The compensation recovered from the CICA scheme can help pay for any necessary medical or psychological care or support, whether it be for a week, or for the rest of your life. It can also compensate you for any pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injuries.
Speak to one of our expert panel of CICA solicitors today to find out how they can help.
No Win, No Fee Criminal Injury Solicitors
Our expert panel of Criminal Injury Compensation solicitors can guide you through the steps for lodging a compensation claim and provide you support for your recovery. Our panel will listen and understand to your individual case, and will always endeavour to get the best possible result for you.
In addition to this, our panel of criminal injury solicitors act on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you. In the unlikely event that you lose your case, you will have nothing to pay at all. Our group will detail exactly how this works when you first get in touch.
What is the eligibility criteria for CICA claims?
The CICA has created a list of criteria for any eligible criminal injury compensation claim under their scheme. This criteria includes:
- The injury must have occurred after a crime of violence
- The crime must have taken place within England, Wales or Scotland
- The injury must have been reported to the police, as soon as practically possible
- Your injuries must be serious enough to warrant payment under the CICA scheme
- You must fully cooperate with the police and the CICA
In addition to this, they have provided a list of those who can apply. Those who can apply are:
- The person who has suffered the injury as a result of the crime
- A relative of the person who has passed away as a result of the crime
- A witness to a crime who has suffered a psychological injury as a result
- An individual who has paid funeral expenses of someone who passed away as a result of the crime
If you believe you fit the criteria for a criminal injury compensation claim, get in touch with our expert panel of CICA solicitors today. Our panel has over 70 years of experience in helping those claim the compensation that they are entitled to.
Who pays the compensation for Criminal Injury Claims?
Compensation claims for Criminal Injuries are under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Scheme. This is a Government scheme that was created to compensate victims of criminal behaviour, for their injuries, suffering and any loss of earnings.
If our panel believe you have a suitable case, they may be able to fund it under a Contingency Fee Agreement, which works in much the same way as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
Is There a Time Limit to Bring a Criminal Injury Claim Forward?
Yes, there are time limits, and they are slightly different to the usual three-year statute of limitations. If you were an adult at the time of the crime, you have two years from the date of the incident.
If you were under 18 at the time of the attack, you have until your 20th birthday to file a compensation claim.
There are circumstances when this time limit can be extended, particularly if there are reasons you didn’t raise a complaint due to psychological issues.
For more information, please visit the Government CICA page here.
What information will I need to provide to CICA?
In order to be considered for compensation under the CICA scheme, you will need to provide the following information:
- Crime reference number
- Date and location of the crime
- Name and address of the police station the crime was reported to
- Your GP’s name and address
- Dentist’s name and address – If you had dental treatment due to the injury
- Details of any other CICA applications you have made in the past
- Details of any unspent convictions
- Proof of identity
How can I start my Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim?
The panel members behind ClaimExperts.co.uk has a combined 70+ years of experience in helping people like you who have suffered criminal injuries. Our expert panel of Criminal Injury Solicitors can start you on your journey to receiving the compensation you deserve today. This compensation can cover any medical bills you might now have, and will also take into the pain and suffering you have had to endure.
Through our network of high profile criminal injury specialists, we are able to direct your enquiry to most appropriate CICA claims solicitor. They offer:
- 70+ Years Combined Experience
- Hassle Free Service
- Quick and Easy Form
- 100% Risk Free – No Win, No Fee
- Knowledgeable, Friendly, Confidential Team
- Fully regulated by the SRA or FCA
- Free No Obligation Check
Contact the ClaimExperts.co.uk panel today to find out how they can help you with your Criminal Injury Compensation Claim.
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