Am I entitled to claim compensation?
If you have been the victim of a violent crime you may be entitled to compensation from the Government's Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, better known as the CICA
Our experienced CICA solicitors deal with a range of claims for criminal injury compensation, including the following:
We also deal with CICA appeals.
To find out if you are entitled to claim just call our free CICA helpline on 0808 139 1597 or send us an email.
No Win - No Fee funding
We deal with CICA claims on a No Win - No Fee basis, so if you do not receive compensation you won't owe us a penny. If you win your CICA claim then our fees will be deducted from your award at the rate of 20%, plus VAT.
Do I need a solicitor?
You don't have to use a solicitor, but many people choose to do so - especially for higher value claims or where there are legal complexities, such as complicated medical evidence or a dispute over time limits.
We can become involved at any stage of the process, so you can still ask us to deal with your CICA claim even if you have already started it off yourself. We have achieved a number of notable successes when we have been asked to take over a claim. In one case we got our client's compensation increased from £16,500 to £181,000.
You can read the views of abuse survivor and author of Just Once, When I was Little, Brian Mynott, on the benefits of involving a solicitor here.
How to make a CICA claim
Claiming CICA compensation is simple. There are 3 easy options:
- Give us a call on freephone 0808 139 1597 for a free case assessment; or
- e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Click the button below to access our criminal injuries compensation form.