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Criminal Injury Compensation

Thousands of people every year are injured as a result of violent crime. Although this is an unfortunate fact of life, we believe that victims should receive the compensation they deserve.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was established to provide state compensation to victims of violent crime. The CICA can award anything from £1,000 up to £500,000 and the most recent statement from the CICA estimates that every year over £200,000,000 is paid out to victims.

To make a claim through CICA:

•    The attack must have happened in either England, Wales or Scotland

•    It is important that the police are notified as soon as possible and that you have co-operated fully with the police investigation.

•    Your claim must be within 2 years of the attack (you may still be able to claim if there have been special circumstances for the delay).

One common misconception is that you can only make a claim if the attacker has been convicted. This is not the case and you may still be eligible even if the offender is not identified, caught or convicted. So if you have suffered an injury as a result of a violent crime, contact us now to see if you are able to claim from the CICA.

Any claim will be pursued on a “no win no fee” basis. If we do not recover compensation for you there will be no charges by us for the work undertaken for you. For more information or to talk to our Personal Injury specialists:

FREEPHONE No: 0800 316 7595