Criminal Injuries Compensation

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Can you get criminal injuries compensation?

If you’ve been the victim of an assault you could get compensation for:

Physical and psychological injuries

Assault - Including sexual assault, fatal injuries, etc.

Neglect, abuse or terrorist attack - Examples are all types of neglect and abuse including child abuse (current or historic), abuse against the elderly, and terrorism related injuries
 
Act now – don't forget to:
Act now – don't forget to:
  • Report the assault to the police – this must be done promptly otherwise your compensation award may be significantly reduced or refused
  • Obtain medical treatment if required – this record of your injuries will be used as the basis for estimating the amount of compensation you're due
  • Contact us – within 2 years of the date of the assault

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Make sure your criminal injury claim is not refused

When making a criminal injury claim there are certain obligations you must fulfil. Failure to do so could lead in a reduced award or the refusal of your compensation claim. These include:

Making a successful Criminal Injuries (CICA) claim. The CICA scheme is a Government initiative to compensate the innocent victims of violent crime. To receive compensation for your injuries there are a number of requirements you must fulfil and a number of exclusions. These include: Co-operation with the police When deciding whether to make an award, CICA will ask the police about the incident and whether you have co-operated to help bring the perpetrator to justice. You are expected to fully co-operate with the police.
Failure to report to the police
It is a condition of the Scheme that you report the incident "as soon as reasonably practicable." Failure to do so may result in a refusal to compensate you, so it is important to act quickly. Sometimes it is not possible to report the incident straight away as you may be unable to do so for example if your injuries were severe and you were receiving medical care. There is no hard and fast rule about how quickly the incident must be reported to the police and every case is taken on its own merits. However, any delay will need to be explained and the prospects of a successful case may diminish the longer it has taken to speak to the police. As the victim of crime you should not be afraid to speak to the police since in our experience they will treat you with compassion and support.
Medical evidence
CICA do not normally request that an applicant attend a separate medical examination. Instead they rely upon your medical history when determining whether to make any award and, if so, how much to award. One of the issues in determining the amount of an award is the duration of any incident related medical problems. It is therefore important to ensure that your doctor has full details of the injuries you suffered
Previous convictions
The CICA scheme takes into account when making any award whether the applicant has a criminal record themselves. If you have any convictions, this may mean your award will be reduced or withheld altogether. It all depends upon what the convictions were, when they were and what sentence was received.
Our professional team of criminal injury claim solicitors will help you every step of the way. Get in touch and let our experts guide you through the claims procedure.
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