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Compensation for victims of violent crime

If you, a friend or family member has suffered the trauma of being a blameless victim of violent crime, you could be entitled to compensation from the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

Compensation ranges from £1,000 to £500,000, depending on the severity of your injuries, and our dedicated team of solicitors will fight to secure you the compensation you are entitled to.

Can I Claim Compensation?

In accordance with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, the CICA determine a victim’s eligibility by following a set of criteria, with minimum conditions which must be met before an innocent victim of crime can apply for compensation.

You may be eligible for compensation if:

  1. The incident was reported to the police as soon as reasonably possible. Any unreasonable delay may result in your claim being rejected.
  2. Your injuries meet the minimum award of £1,000 (we will assess this during our initial assessment).
  3. The incident happened within the last two years.
  4. The incident occurred in England, Wales or Scotland.

How can we help you?

We specialise in claiming compensation on behalf of innocent victims of violent crime throughout the UK, and understand victims often suffer not only from physical injuries, but also through the psychological impact on them.

Our team of specialists is experienced in handling all claims with sensitivity and sympathy, taking away the stress and cutting through the complexity of the CICA Scheme, whist striving to secure the maximum in compensation.

You will be taken through a simple process to establish the nature of the crime committed against you, and we will give you immediate advice as to whether you are entitled to seek compensation under the CICA Scheme 2012.

We are here to provide the advice and assistance you require through every step of the legal process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, so contact us today to discuss your case.

Making a claim

If you feel you may be entitled to compensation, you can contact us by calling **free on 0808 2714 296, e-mail or arrange a face-to-face meeting at one of our offices throughout the UK.

If you prefer to speak about the crime you were a victim of in the comfort of your own home, or with relatives supporting you, we are more than happy to come to you.


*The two year limit can be waived in certain circumstances, most commonly in relation to sexual abuse and assault claims, due to the impact the crime has on victims.

**Calls are free from most UK landlines, mobile providers may charge.

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