Victims of criminal injury can claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). MRG Solicitors can help you make a strong case.
Whether the perpetrator has been caught or not, you deserve to get compensation for criminal injury as soon as possible. Victims can claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Following an assault or injuries post criminal act, the process can be traumatic. Our compassionate and dedicated solicitors can ensure your claim is as strong as possible and ensure you are well-informed at each step of the process.
What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)?
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), allows victims of violent crimes who have suffered grievous injuries to seek compensation. The scheme covers a range of criminal injuries that are both physiological and physical in nature.
The injuries have to meet certain requirements for coverage. For instance, you can only claim compensation for a physiological injury if the condition is recognised by a medical expert.
Making a CICA Claim
To make a CICA claim after a criminal attack, you have to ensure that your case is eligible first. It has to meet the following criteria to be eligible for CICA compensation:
- The crime should have been reported to the police. In case your injuries were severe enough to delay the report, provide sufficient evidence as proof. This includes police and hospital records.
- You must be an innocent victim of the crime.
- The compensation claim has to be submitted within two years of the crime.
Your conduct prior to the assault, including any previous convictions, will also be evaluated.
Once you have completed the process with help from our criminal injury solicitors, CICA will evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation. If your application is declined, turn to MRG solicitors for aid rather than requesting an appeal.
Why MRG Solicitors?
While a CICA payment may not take away the pain and suffering you went through, it can cover expensive medical treatments that are not covered by the NHS. It can also cover rehab and ongoing care.
We have aided several clients to make successful CICA claims and ensure that they get the maximum compensation they deserve. Our solicitors understand that you are going through a difficult time and need reliable advice for a straightforward process. We understand that each case is unique and understand the needs of criminal injury victims. Get in touch with us for a confidential initial consultation today!