If you have been physically injured or suffered psychological trauma as a result of a violent crime our panel of specialist lawyers could help you claim compensation via the government run Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
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. Our panel of specialist lawyers will support you and guide you through the process on a no win, no fee basis, so there is no financial risk to you and it costs put the process in place. Should your claim for compensation be awarded, you may be charged a success fee, which is usually a small percentage of the damages that may be awarded. Any fees will be agreed with you at the start of any claim by your specialist personal lawyer.
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 which may not be covered under the NHS, or to assist with any ongoing care or rehabilitation needs.
Why should I involve a solicitor?
Pursuing a case directly with the CICA can prove to be a complex, lengthy and frustrating process, having expert legal assistance could make the difference between a successful or rejected claim. `
An expert criminal injury solicitor will be fully aware of the application process. They can also make the process smoother and less harrowing by chasing up any evidence (police/social services reports etc.) on your behalf. They can also appeal against a rejected claim and prepare a subsequent review, if required.