If you have been the victim of an assault or criminal related injury you will have suffered harm both physically and emotionally as a result of your ordeal. Such trauma can be very difficult to overcome and it is entirely appropriate that you should seek No win No fee compensation.
Fortunately in the UK we have a system in place to deal with claims from the innocent victims of crime. CICA claims Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA for short) is responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
They pay compensation to eligible applicants who have been the victim of a violent crime. The amount awarded depends very much on the nature of the injuries suffered. However as part of our specialist service TO BE CONFIRMED aim to push for the best possible settlement for our clients.
Many thousands of people are injured in criminal acts each year. If you are the innocent victim of crime and suffer harm, you may be entiled to claim compensation.
We help people obtain rightful compensation and offer our service nationwide. Who can claim? If you have been injured because of a violent crime, you can apply. If you are the relative of a person who died because of their injuries, then you may be able to apply for compensation. Important: Your claim must be made within 2 years of the injury being sustained. It is very important that there is a medical record of the injury and that the matter was reported to the police.
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Re-recent crime related legal news:
118,000 Violent thugs let off with caution – September 2013
Cautions have now overtaken convictions as punishments for violent crime according to recent statistics. There are now more than three times the number of cautions issued than was the case 5 years ago. The Youth Justice Board published figures this month that illustrated what some see as a Labour Government malaise regarding conviction rates. With rising prison populations and considerable overcrowding there does of course need to be a balance. It is really a question of where you draw the line regarding imprisonment or fines. Violent crime should remain at the top of the criminal agenda because as we know only too well, these offences wreck lives.
CICA revises its scheme – November 2012
A revised CICA scheme was introduced in November 2012 for all claims submitted after that date. There is no increase in the overall cap on compensation, which remains set at £500,000.
“Despicable” over 7th July 2007 payouts from CICA
Victims injured in the 7.7 terror attacks in London are still waiting to receive their compensation from the CICA almost 3 years after the attacks. The CICA have so far settled 568 claims from the 647 who applied. They have paid out almost £7.5 million. Interim payments have been made where possible.