The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, or CICA, is a government-funded organization that was established to compensate blameless victims of violent crime.

Can You Claim The CICA For Compensation?

The CICA is in charge of overseeing the administration of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England.

If you, a friend, or a family member were injured physically or psychologically (or both) as a result of a violent crime, you may be eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

To begin the process of claiming compensation, ‘Start your claim and a member of our CICA team will contact you.

The CICA decides whether to award compensation based on a set of rules known as The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme determines an innocent victim’s eligibility for an award based on a set of criteria, whereby minimum conditions must be met before a victim can apply for compensation.

Make A No Win No Fee Claim Via The CICA With A Criminal Record

If you meet the criteria for an award of compensation under The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, you will be eligible for a set tariff of awards based on the type of injuries you have sustained.

The prospect of losing money on legal fees may deter you from filing a claim. However, you are not required by law to have a solicitor handle your case. However, compensation cases can be complicated, and an experienced solicitor will be able to resolve any issues that arise along the way. We have a panel of solicitors who will take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. That is, they do not get paid unless your case is successful.

How Do You Start Your Claim?

You can start the claim process by filling out the form with your information.

After you have provided us with information about the criminal matter and your injuries, we will let you know whether we believe you are eligible for compensation under the Scheme.

During your initial conversation with a member of our CICA team, any questions you have about the Scheme will be answered.

You may be eligible for compensation if

The criminal incident was reported to the police as soon as possible and without delay. Any unreasonable delay may result in The CICA rejecting a claim.

The incident occurred within the last two years (In certain circumstances, you may still be able to claim from The CICA if the incident occurred more than two years ago, as the two-year time limit can be waived).