If you have been victim of an assault or crime in the UK, you may be entitled to make a claim.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is designed to allow the innocent victims of violent attacks get the money to which they are entitled. Alkers can help you through the process with the CICA.
In order for you to qualify you must:
- Submit your claim to the CICA within two years of the incident.
- Have reported the matter to the police as soon as it was reasonably possible to do so.
- Sought medical attention.
CICA can reduce or refuse to make an award should you have contributed or caused the incident in any way.
You can also claim if the police did not arrest or prosecute the person who committed the assault or attack against you.
How much can I expect?
The level of entitlement depends on the severity of the injury you have suffered, while the value can vary from £1,000 to £500,000. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme refers to an extensive tariff which covers the majority of injuries, and they award monies based on the three most serious injuries. They will pay the tariff value for the most serious, and apply a reduced percentage for the second and third serious injuries.
How are my fees paid?
Legal fees are not recoverable from the CICA, so a charge would have to be made should you require the services of a solicitor or a legal representative. This can be based on a percentage of your compensation awarded or a fixed fee.
At Alkers, our fees will be capped at a competitive 20% (plus vat) of any award that you may receive. Plus, we work on a no win, no fee basis.
If you would like to make a claim through the CICA with the expertise and skills of Alkers on your side, contact our team today to discuss your circumstances in greater depth.
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