The majority of compensation claims submitted to the CICA are from victims of assault.
The CICA scheme awards compensation to victims of violent crime. Injury compensation can be anything from £1,000 to £250,000 depending upon severity. Loss of earnings and other expenses can also be recovered up to a maximum of £250,000. The combined amount of compensation payable under the CICA scheme is therefore £500,000.
Although people can submit a CICA application themselves, it often pays to retain a specialist solicitor. We are able to maximise the prospects of an award being made. Our efforts can also have a direct impact on the amount of compensation paid. One of our clients had their award increased by over £170,000 when we reopened the case for them.
So, if you have been the victim of violent crime and have suffered physical or mental injury as a result then call our specialist CICA compensation helpline for free legal advice and details of our no-win – no fee funding scheme.
Call freephone 0808 139 1597 or e-mail us.