Claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
If you have been a victim of crime or violence in England, Scotland or Wales, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
The CICA is a scheme administered by the Government. It was established to compensate innocent victims of violent crime who suffer personal injury as the assailant often does not have the means to financially compensation their victim.
Generally, a claim must be submitted within two years of the incident and applicants must have reported the incident to the Police and co-operated fully in any Police enquiries or investigations.
Applying to the CICA for compensation can be a complex and lengthy process.
Our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors can advise about whether it is possible to make a claim via the CICA scheme and can guide you through the whole process meaning that you can focus on recovering from the damage that the criminal injury has caused you.