Criminal Injury Compensation
By working with you and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, our team along with specialist criminal injury specialist solicitors can assist you to achieve an appropriate criminal injuries compensation award for your losses.
If you, a friend or family member has suffered the trauma of being a blameless victim of violent crime, you could be entitled to compensation from the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Compensation ranges from £1,000 to £500,000, depending on the severity of your injuries. Our team will assist you to check your eligibility to make a CICA claim and to gain access to the compensation you may be entitled to.
In accordance with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, the CICA determine a victim’s eligibility by following a set of criteria, with minimum conditions which must be met before an innocent victim of crime can apply for compensation.
We help individuals to make their claim through the above scheme and the solicitors that we work with offer a *No win No fee service that provides you with the expert advice you may need and a professional service.
If you prefer to speak about the crime you were a victim of in the comfort of your own home, or with relatives supporting you, this can be arranged on occasion subject to the solicitors agreeing this directly with you.
- The incident was reported to the police as soon as reasonably possible. Any unreasonable delay may result in your claim being rejected.
- The incident happened within the last two years.
- You must have sought medical attention for your personal injury.
- You must not have caused or contributed to the “incident” in any way.
- The incident occurred in England, Wales or Scotland.
- Your injuries meet the minimum award of £1,000 (we will assess this during our initial assessment).
- You can claim even if the person committing the assault was not actually prosecuted by the police.
The two year limit can be waived in certain circumstances, most commonly in relation to sexual abuse and assault claims, due to the impact the crime has on victims.
We can consider claims for the following:
- Mental or physical injury following a crime of violence;
sexual or physical abuse.
- Loss of earnings – where you have no or limited capacity to work as the direct result of a criminal injury.
- Special expenses payments – these cover certain costs you may have incurred as a direct result of an incident. You can only ask us to consider special expenses if your injuries mean you have been unable to work or have been incapacitated to a similar extent.
- A fatality caused by a crime of violence including bereavement payments, payments for loss of parental services and financial dependency; and funeral payments.
- Once you have contacted us we will take you through some questions about the criminal incident and the injuries you have suffered. We should then be able to make an assessment as to whether you may be entitled to compensation under the CICA scheme.
- You can contact us over the phone, via e-mail, or by letter to start your enquiry with us.
- If we are satisfied you have a valid claim, we will recommend a suitable solicitor to you who will assess your claim in line with the CICA Scheme 2012 regulations. The solicitor will also discuss and advise you on how much compensation you may receive if your claim is successful.
- The solicitor will then make your formal application to the CICA and ensure your case is processed as quickly and as smoothly as possible, working hard to gather all the evidence needed, and negotiating with the CICA on your behalf to ensure all rules of the scheme are kept to.
Not all claims for compensation will be successful; you must be eligible under the rules of the Scheme. Apply now for our risk-free assessment.
You do not pay us a penny for DN Manley’s Criminal Injuries Compensation (CICA) claims assessment service. Our firms of solicitors pay us to advertise their services to accident victims and victims of crime. We do not pass this cost on to you.
Our solicitors can work on a *no win no fee basis, so if for some reason your claim is unsuccessful, providing you fully cooperate with the solicitors you should have absolutely nothing to pay. Upon speaking to the solicitors you will have the opportunity to ask any questions or request any further information on any costs associated with claiming and this information should be provided clearly to you by the solicitor.