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Criminal injury

You may have been the victim of a crime in the UK from a violent mugging, attack on the street or a sexual and violent assault.

Criminal Injury

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) pays compensation to innocent victims of crime. Even if an offender is not identified, caught or convicted, a successful claim can still be made. However, you have only two years to bring your compensation claim and the incident should have been reported to the police.

The CICA does not pay your legal costs and therefore you have a choice to bring the claim yourself or instruct a solicitor. Your solicitor will take your case on a ‘contingency basis’ which means that you do not need to pay their costs unless the claim succeeds. The payment your solicitor receives is an agreed percentage of any award of damages made to you by the CICA. However, if your application is unsuccessful, then you pay nothing towards their costs.

If you are a victim of crime, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim, but don’t delay as there are strict time limits in place. You can either contact CICA directly or we can help you.

Click on the compensation guide to find out how much compensation you could expect for your injury.

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Unlike many no win no fee solicitors, we have a genuine interest in claims for accidental personal injury. We're not just out to get compensation - though it can help ease the pain of a fall at work or a road accident - we want justice too, and the fully qualified, specialist no win no fee solicitors we put you in contact with will do their best to get both for you.

Your personal injury claim will be handled professionally from the outset, with an easy-to-use compensation guide to help you on your way. If you want to make a claim through trusted, professional personal injury lawyers, we can help.

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