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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)

The CICA and our service

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), provides compensation for injuries caused to the victims of violent or sexually orientated crime across the UK and is funded by the Ministry of Justice.

The scheme operates from one central office in Glasgow but also has second administration office in London. Here at Abuse and Assault Claims we help innocent victims of crime pursue a case against the CICA:

We are here to assist with compensation claims from people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime in England, Wales or Scotland. We will help you and work with you to make what will hopefully be a successful application for a CICA award.

The CICA deal with huge volumes of claims every year and whilst the budget allocated to the scheme was slashed during 2012, compensation is being awarded, where appropriate, to those who need it most.

When you make the difficult decision to seek compensation following your ordeal... we are with you every step of the way

CICA statistics and our success rate
40,000
CLAIMS MADE ANNUALLY
£200m
ANNUAL PAYOUTS
90%
OUR SUCCESS RATE
1000's
CLIENTS WE HAVE HELPED
£10,000
AVERAGE "ABUSE CLAIM" AWARD
Types of claim that we deal with
Fractures resulting from assault
Scarring following an assault
Stabbing incidents
Historical (childhood) abuse
Non consensual sex (rape cases)
Sexual assault
What our clients say
I would most definitely recommend Winston Solicitors to all my family and friends. My case handler, Amanda Evans, was amazing! Understanding, concerned about my well being and über efficient.Ms Smith
Ms SmithNottingham
I would like to thank you very much for the professional handling of my compensation claim. It was an extremely efficient operation. I will always recommend Winston Solicitors to my friends.DM
DMLeicester
Your willingness to talk to me quickly and call me back when needed, coupled with your desire to want to help me was the decisive factors in choosing to deal with you.Anon
AnonLeeds
Stuart I would like to take the time to thank you and your organisation for helping me through this very difficult timeR Laverty
R LavertyLeeds