Criminal Injury Claims (CICA)

If you’ve been injured following an assault or other crime then you have a right to claim compensation. As well as the possibility of suffering physical injury, you may also have suffered serious psychological harm and this may last for many more years than the physical injuries. Stockslegal can help you process your claim for compensation following any such attack or incident and we can help ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.

Types Of Criminal Injury Claims

Injuries may result from many different types of crime or criminal act. As well as assault, you may suffer physical or psychological injury as a result of:

  • Hit and run accidents
  • Sexual abuse
  • Infant assaults
  • Criminal neglect
  • Burglary

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

You have a right to claim compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of a crime. Even if the perpetrator was not caught or identified then it is still possible to claim compensation. Rather than claiming directly from the person responsible, your claim would be aimed at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority was established by the government as a means to provide compensation for victims of violent crime. They help ensure that anybody that has suffered injury is able to receive the compensation that they need and are owed.

Submitting Claims To CICA Yourself

You can visit the CICA website for contact details and you can even progress a claim yourself but the process can be long-winded and complicated; you have a better chance of securing the compensation you feel you are owed if you are backed by a professional personal injury solicitor with the appropriate experience. CICA does not pay for a solicitor but you should consider securing professional legal advice to avoid losing out.

Act Quickly

There are statutes regarding the length of time between an incident occurring, or discovering that you have suffered an injury as a result, and successfully filing a claim. It is important that you report any criminal act to the police as soon as possible and you should provide them with all the details and information that they require. Remember that it isn’t necessary for the police to catch the person responsible but you do need to have reported it in order to be able to successfully claim.

Compensation Figures

Compensation will vary from case to case and while you should claim as soon as possible to help ensure the CICA awards you the money you are owed. The CICA was set up to help ensure that victims of crime receive fair compensation but they will only act in certain circumstances and so you should cooperate with police, report the incident quickly, and start your claim as soon as possible.

What To Do Now

Contact Stocks Legal today on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your case. If you have been the victim of a crime and have suffered physical or psychological injury or harm as a result then you have the right to claim compensation and we can help process your claim and take away the stress of dealing with what are often lengthy and complex legal procedures.

To get things started you can also make a “no obligation” claim calculation enquiry by using the form below.

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