Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
The effects of a criminal injury can be serious, with many victims suffering from lasting physical and psychological damage and distress. If you’ve been injured either physically or mentally as a result of a criminal act you may be entitled to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority ( CICA ) Scheme. RAM Legal Services, an independent claims management company with over 15 years of experience, can act as your legal representative on a No Win No Fee* basis. We will ensure that a criminal injury specialist handles your claim from start to finish and ensure that a fair outcome is reached with the maximum possible award granted.
What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation or CICA Scheme? The Criminal Injuries Compensation authority or CICA for short is a government organisation that provides compensation for blameless victims of violent crime throughout the UK The CICA pay out awards ranging from £1000 to £500,000 depending on the severity of your injuries. If you, a friend or a family member have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of a violent crime at some point in your life, you may be entitled to compensation under the Scheme!
Why choose us as your legal representation? You can make your application to the Criminal Injuries Authority yourself, without legal representation.
We are a team of independent specialists who work on a NO WIN NO FEE* basis and represent thousands of clients in making applications for criminal injuries compensation. Our many satisfied customers prefer to have the help and assistance of our specialist staff when making their application.
Naturally our clients find our help and advice particularly useful, as this process usually takes over 12 months and can become complex and frustrating, especially when chasing information or if your application is rejected. Should this be the case, we work very hard to review rejections on your behalf. If necessary we also arrange to represent you at a Tribunal hearing. In many cases the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will also ask you to make an advance payment of £50.00 for obtaining medical evidence from your GP or hospital. In some cases the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority agree to have the fee deferred until the end of the case to be deducted from any compensation payment made.
Can I Claim Compensation Under the CICA Scheme? In order to qualify for an award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation ( CICA ) Scheme 2012 you must meet the following criteria:
- The incident was reported to the police within 48 hours or as soon as reasonably possible.
- Your injuries are serious enough to meet the minimum award of £1000 (we will assess this during our initial discussion with you).
- The incident happened within the last two years (in certain circumstances, usually relating to sexual abuse / assault claims the two year time limit can be waived).
- The incident occurred in England, Wales or Scotland.
- You have no unspent criminal convictions other than driving offences .
Our Service By working with you and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, our specialist criminal injury team can achieve an appropriate criminal injuries compensation award for your losses. We can also advise you on benefits and payments available to you if you are left permanently or temporarily disabled or unable to work. The CICA scheme enables you to make a successful claim even if an offender is not identified, caught or convicted. Contact our criminal injury claim specialists before you make assumptions about the likely success or failure of your case. All claims are dealt with on a No Win, No Fee* basis and we never ask for up front payments. If we are successful we will deduct 30% including VAT from your award. This means that if you are awarded £1000 we will deduct £300 for our work and you will receive £700.
Visit our dedicated Criminal Injuries Website for more information