Unfortunately, a number of people visit us as the victim of a crime. Many of those injured as the victim of a criminal act do not realise that they can claim compensation.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was established in 1964 to manage the criminal injuries compensation scheme in Britain. It governs the administering of criminal injury compensation to those who have been injured as a result of a crime.
Since its introduction, it has provided some tangible acknowledgement of society’s sympathy for innocent victims of violent crime.
The CICA can award anything from £1,000 up to £500,000. The CICA may pay compensation even if the offender is not convicted of the crime causing your injury and even if the offender is not identified or caught.
If you think you have a case and could claim compensation for a criminal injury or require further assistance don’t hesitate, contact us today.