Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
About Criminal Injuries Compensation
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a criminal act, you may be able to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This includes if you have been the blameless victim of both a physical and mental injury.
At CFG Law, we can help you with your CICA claim. We have over 30 years’ experience helping people who have been victims of serious injuries, including head and spinal injuries, as well as psychological injuries. We understand how distressing it can be to be the victim of a crime and will provide you and your family with the compassionate support you need.
To start your criminal injuries compensation claim, speak to one of our specialist serious injury solicitors today on 0800 612 8196. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day.
We will not only help you to claim the compensation you deserve, but we are also here to help you to gain access to the medical treatment and support you may need as a result of your injuries.
You can still make a criminal injuries compensation claim even if no one has been prosecuted for the crime.
Starting your Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim
In order to apply for criminal injuries compensation, there are certain conditions you must comply with. These are:
- The incident which caused your injuries must have been reported to the police as soon as reasonably possible. If there was a delay in reporting the incident to the police, your criminal injuries compensation claim may be rejected.
- You must be cooperative with the police and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and behave reasonably in relation to any inquiries into the incident. If you have a criminal record you may not be eligible to claim.
- You must be a UK resident or a member of the EEA (European Economic Area).
- The minimum award for compensation is £1000 – your injuries must meet this minimum award for you to be eligible for compensation.
- The claim must be made within two years of the incident which caused your injuries (for children, claims must be made before their 20th birthday). This time may be extended in certain circumstances (e.g. sexual abuse claims).
How can you help with my Criminal Injury Compensation Claim?
Our criminal injuries compensation solicitors will fully explore your case and begin to collect the evidence to prove the extent of your injuries to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation available to you. We will also explore the circumstances surrounding the incident and assist the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority with their investigations.
We can also help you onto the road to recovery by arranging bespoke early treatment to help alleviate the symptoms of your injury, as well as helping to put into place support to ensure you and your family have access to the help you need. The needs and wellbeing of you and your family are at the heart of everything we do.
To find out how our specialist criminal injuries compensation solicitors can help, fill in our online CICA enquiry form, or call us 24 hours a day on 0800 612 8196.
What happens if I have had a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim rejected?
If you have made a claim that has been rejected by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), or you do not agree with the amount of compensation they have offered, our specialist solicitors can also help to apply to appeal the decision on your behalf.
What to do next
Our solicitors are here to help you every step of the way. Start your criminal injuries compensation claim by calling us today (in confidence with no obligation) on 0800 612 8196.
With over 30 years’ experience we have the knowledge and expertise to deal with your claim. Our solicitors are sympathetic and compassionate, and understand the true difficulties you and your family may be facing.