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Can I still get compensation if no one was convicted?

If you’ve suffered injuries caused by a violent crime, you still have the right to seek compensation, even if the person responsible is found not guilty in their trial. However, you’ll need to do this through the government-backed Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

What if the attacker is unknown?

Don’t worry, the same rules apply even if the attacker hasn’t been identified. In the case of insufficient evidence or an unsuccessful prosecution, you still have the right to claim.

Other contributing factors can obviously impact the success of your claim and it will be down to the Criminal Injury Compensations Authority (CICA) to decide. But, if you need some guidance before you speak to them, our experts will be able to advise you on the right steps to take, according to your situation.

If you have any questions about what is involved in this type of claim, give one of our friendly experts a call on 0808 159 7655 from a landline or 0370 218 8668 from a mobile. Our contact page also has more options. They’ll happily offer advice and guide you through the process.