Compensation for victims of criminal injuries

If you have been injured as a result of a crime, you may be able to make a criminal injury claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), a government scheme which compensates blameless victims of violent crime.

A violent crime is a physical attack, a threat causing fear of immediate violence, arson or a sexual assault. Compensation may be paid for mental or physical injury, loss of earnings or bereavements. There is a strict two year time limit to make a claim.

To make a claim, the crime must have been committed in Great Britain within the last two years, and you must have reported the incident to the police. You may also be able to claim if you are a victim of an overseas terrorist attack.

How can we help with your criminal injury claim?

Nelsons has a team of specialists who are experienced in handling applications to the CICA and we would be happy to advise you further on whether you have a claim and how to proceed.

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