ASSAULT COMPENSATION CLAIM SOLICITORS - CICA CRIMINAL INJURY AWARDSHELPLINE: ☎
Our criminal assault compensation claim solicitors represent clients in compensation claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) using the risk free no win no fee* scheme. Our service is client centred and we guarantee you qualified legal representation to the CICA from solicitors who are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts. For legal advice st no cost from an experienced lawyer with no further obligation just call the helpline or send the contact form or email our offices.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
You can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority if you have been physically or psychologically injured due to an assault but only if you have been to the doctor at least twice and your injuries are not fully healed 6 weeks after the incident. You can file a claim whether or not the perpetrator was apprehended and a conviction is not necessary. In cases of fatal injuries, certain relatives and dependants are qualified to make a assault compensation claim on behalf of the deceased victim.
Your claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for damages for assault may be rejected due to several factors - failure to cooperate fully during the investigation, your behaviour before, during and after the incident, and unspent criminal convictions. You have two chances to appeal by way of internal review to a senior CICA case officer and subsequent external appeal to the independent Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP). If you have a reasonable case our criminal assault compensation claim solicitors will conduct the appeal for you at no extra charge while still employing the no win no fee* scheme.
Criminal Court Compensation
Judges in the criminal courts can make an order that the person convicted of assault pays compensation to the injured victim. Actually receiving payment from the criminal may take a long time and in most instances the offenders do not pay. A CICA assault compensation application ensures payment.
Civil Court Damages
Compensation may be claimed through the County Court or by using the Small Claims Court. In both cases a solicitor is not necessary but is advisable, however the small claims procedures are such that laymen should have no real problem in representing themselves without formal legal assistance. Most dependants do not have money to pay the damages that are awarded and again CICA assault compensation is often the more sensible option.
Victim Support is a civic organization independent of government. Their main goal is to offer assistance to victims and witnesses of violent crime throughout the country. Victim Support does not charge for their services and offers help to anyone who needs it, without any consideration to whether the crime has been reported or not or to the time when the incident happened. Victim Support has four separate branches to cater for England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Each branch has trained and experienced volunteers who offer :-
- confidential counselling
- police and court procedures information
- information regarding other sources of help
- assistance in dealing with other organizations
- information on claims for CICA assault compensation
- advice about applications for insurance payments
Assault Compensation Claim Solicitors
Our criminal assault compensation claim solicitors operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. If you would like free advice just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a solicitor will speak to you on the telephone without further obligation.