Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (CICA)

If you have been physically injured or suffered psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime our specialist solicitors could help you claim compensation from the government-run Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, known as CICA handle some 40,000 applications for compensation each year, paying out up to £200 million to victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales.

We appreciate just how distressing it can be if you or your loved ones have been a victim of violent crime as in many cases the psychological scars can far outlast the physical injuries.

Whilst a CICA compensation payment may not take away the pain and suffering caused by the violent crime, the settlement can be used to help to cover the cost of medical treatments not covered under the NHS, loss of earnings, or to assist with any ongoing care and/or rehabilitation. 

Our expert lawyers are specialists in Serious Violent Attacks and Sexual Violence and have helped many clients claim criminal injury compensation payments after a range of different incidents, often through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims Scheme.


Call our CICA Helpline on 0333 3581 999

If you or a loved one has been victim to a violent crime or assault, you could be entitled to make a (CICA) Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claim.

What We Need

  • The Police Reference Number, sometimes called a Crime Reference Number.

  • Contact details for any medical expert who has provided treatment.

  • The name of the offender (if known)

  • The date of any court case

How much compensation will I receive?

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation ranging from £1,000 to £500,000.

If you satisfy the criteria for an award of compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (CICA) Scheme 2012, the amount of compensation you receive will be assessed from a set tariff of awards available, depending on the type of injuries you have sustained.

Even if the perpetrator of the crime you were a victim of was never identified, caught, or convicted we may still be able to obtain a CICA settlement for you.

There is no obligation to continue after your free initial consultation and if your claim proceeds it is with the peace of mind that all cases we pursue on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, have no financial risk to you.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims