Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)

The CICA run a scheme whereby innocent victims of crime, who have been injured as a result of the same, are able to claim compensation in situations where they ordinarily would not have been able to - for example, where the Defendant / attacker is untraced or has no money to pay compensation to his/her victim.

This scheme carries several stipulations - for example, the crime must not have happened more than 2 years ago, the matter must have been reported to the police at the time and a crime reference number obtained, the innocent victim should not have been actively involved in the crime itself and there must be evidence of the injuries sustained, through medical records and photographs if possible.

This type of claim proceeds differently to the others listed - please contact me to discuss your claim further if this applies to you.

Important Points To Note

  • Report the incident to police as soon as possible and keep a note of the crime reverence number given
  • Co-operate with police fully otherwise this may go against you when making a claim
  • Note the date, time and location of the accident
  • Take photographs of the accident scene if necessary, also of any visible injuries – note that date the photographs were taken along with who took them on the back, or of not printed off, keep a note separately
  • Note names and addresses of any witnesses to the incident
  • After the accident, keep a diary of any symptoms and when they started, any GP / Hospital visits, along with details of any expenses / financial losses. Keep receipts where possible.
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