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Compensation following a violent assault

CICA claims for injuries suffered after a physical assault

If you have been the victim of an assault in the UK and suffered a personal injury you may be entitled to a criminal injury award.  We can help you claim usually on a No Win No Fee basis.

Every day thousands of people are seriously injured in violent assaults across the UK. Such incidents can result in significant psychological injuries as well as the physical harm. What many people do not know is that it is possible in certain circumstances to be compensated for the injury you have suffered.

You can make a claim against a government run body called the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) . The CICA operate a scheme that offers payments to those injured as a result of a violent crime. The type of incidents that they deal with can encompass the following (please note this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Mugging incidents
  • Robbery, burglary
  • Race related crime
  • Afray
  • Grevious bodily harm
  • Violent sexual assault
  • Random acts of violence

To find out whether you can make a claim against the CICA, contact our helpline and we will discuss your particular circumstances and advise on your prospects of being compensated.

 


What help is available for victims..?

If you need help dealing with the aftermath of the violent incident that you have been involved in, you may find these links useful:

Victim support

Met Police Victim Support Advice