Start your criminal injury compensation claim today with our no-win no-fee CICA claim solicitors if you were the victim of an assault or a violent crime.

The CICA stands for Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority which is a government body. This organisation allows victims of violent crime, sexual assault, and abuse to claim compensation for their injuries.

Start your no win no fee personal injury compensation claim with Western Solicitors today. Call us on  0203 432 6006 or fill in our online enquiry form for legal adivce and assistance.

What is a CICA compensation claim?

The CICA compensation claim means money awarded to someone who has been injured in England, Wales or Scotland because of a violent crime or an assault.

You may be able to make a criminal injury compensation claim if you are a victim of a crime of violence committed in the last 2 years and reported to the police.

Eligibility criteria for a criminal injury compensation claim

You may be able to make a criminal injury compensation claim if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The crime must have happened in England, Wales or Scotland
  • The crime must be reported to the police
  • The crime must have happened within the past 2 years

Who can claim criminal injury compensation?

You will only be eligible for a criminal injury compensation claim if you meet one of the residency or nationality requirements. You must have been one of the following when the crime happened:

You’re also eligible if you were ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK at the time of the crime. This depends on your connection to the UK, for example if you were living, working or studying there (or you were the family member of someone who was).

Types of criminal injuries

Here is a list of some common types of criminal injuries you are entitled to be compensated for by the CICA scheme.

  • 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 for more than 28 weeks;
  • a fatality caused by a crime of violence including bereavement payments, payments for loss of parental services and financial dependency; and funeral payments.

No win no fee solicitors

As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in London, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis.

No win no fee personal injury claim in the UK is a type of legal arrangement where a solicitor takes on a personal injury case on behalf of a client without requiring any upfront payment. In this arrangement, the solicitor agrees to provide legal services for the client in exchange for a percentage of the compensation awarded if the case is won. However, if the case is lost, the client does not have to pay any legal fees to the solicitor. This type of arrangement is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

Need legal advice & assistance?

Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in providing the very best support, advice and representation through each step of the claims process to help you get your life back on track.

For free legal advice call our personal injury solicitors in London and we will help you.

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