Can you get criminal injuries compensation?
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
- 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
Make sure your criminal injury claim is not refused
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.