Criminal injuries compensation can be awarded to victims of crime. Those who have used CICA UK and the CICA scheme have found themselves receiving compensation even when the offender was not identified or found. If you’re wondering if you would be eligible and you have been injured because of a crime then you have come to the right place. We at CICA UK are experts in helping victims of criminal injuries get the compensation they deserve.
How do I claim?
To claim for criminal injury compensation the first and most important step is to get in touch with us on 0151 242 5111 or you can email email@example.com. For more information about us and our organisation you can find out more here. To find out more about how the claim procedure works then please read on here.
What is a crime?
The definition of a crime is an act that is punishable by law. This means that a crime is only a crime if criminal proceedings can be issued against the criminal. This is an important statement as taking action and not taking an action can both be a crime.
There are two types of crime – violent crime and property crime. Our speciality is to help victims of violent crime claim compensation and as such we will only focus on the violent crime aspect.
What is a violent crime?
By definition, a violent crime is when an offender threatens or uses force upon a victim or victims. In the United Kingdom, any violence towards another person is a criminal offence – violence is a serious crime and is taken very seriously, more so than property crime.
A violent injury is an injury sustained as a direct or indirect result of a violent crime. The injury can be mental or physical. An injury sustained as a result of an act of violence is referred to in the legal sense as a criminal injury. Often, a violent injury can leave the victim much more damaged than a non-violent injury as it can carry a large amount of psychological trauma with it even if the injury was purely physical.
The UK has one of the finest legal institutions and available services when it comes to victims of criminal injury – the criminal injuries compensation authority being a prime example.
Criminal Injuries Compensation
If you or know someone who has been a victim of a violent crime and sustained a criminal injury then you could claim for compensation. The United Kingdom is lucky to have such an institution to help those claim compensation for a criminal injury, however it can be complex to do it on your own, which is why CICA-UK has been set up – to help the victims claim as much compensation as possible.