Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

If you have been a victim of a violent crime, then you may be able claim compensation through a Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

This includes the following instances:

  • You were injured
  • A close relative died
  • You saw the crime happen to a loved one (or were there immediately afterwards)
  • You paid for the funeral of a person who died.
  • The crime must have been reported very promptly and you must have co-operated with the Police.
  • It is not necessary for the perpetrator to have been caught.
  • Compensation can be refused if you have caused or provoked the attack, or if you have a criminal record yourself.
  • Minor injuries are excluded

You usually have to claim within 2 years of the crime and the crime must be reported to the police before you consider making a claim.

How we can help

Edward & Amaury Solicitors can provide expert advice in bringing your CICA claim to an appropriate conclusion and will guide you through the necessary steps.

Our legal knowledge and expertise will ensure that you receive all the practical and professional support you need when making your claim.

This, in turn, will ensure that you achieve the best outcome in terms of compensation awarded and quality of life.

How much will it cost?

The simple answer is: Nothing. 

You will enter into a “No Win No Fee” agreement, we will not charge you any upfront fees! Edward & Amaury Solicitors will take the risk and assess your chances of success with our state-of-the-art resources and systems. You will only pay us once your claim is successful and you have received your compensation. Full terms and conditions of such an arrangement will be provided and explained before we represent you.