Criminal Injury & Assault Compensation

Criminal Injury & Assault Compensation

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) pays out compensation to victims of violent or sexual crime, ranging from £1,000 to £500,000. The CICA will consider claims for:

  • Mental and physical injury caused by a crime of violence
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Loss of earnings due to the abuse/assault suffered
  • Special expenses payments: if a person has been unable to work for more than 28 weeks due to the incident
  • A fatality caused by a crime of violence, such as funeral payments

For a claim to succeed:

  • Injuries must be serious enough to adhere to meet a £1,000 minimum requirement
  • The assault must have been reported to the police and you must have co-operated with the police investigation
  • The application must be made within two years of the abuse/assault or two years from the date when the abuse was first reported to the police. This can obviously be difficult in child abuse cases but it is still possible in some circumstances to claim compensation if you are outside the time limit

At Garratts our Personal Injury Solicitors provide expert advice on CICA claims. Call our team on 0161 665 3502 to discuss making a claim.

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