Have you been the victim of a Criminal Injury? The nature of criminal injuries can vary from minor bruising and cuts to severe attacks with weapons. All are traumatic for the victim, so it is important that you seek to claim compensation as soon as possible for the damage this can cause both physically and mentally.
Even if there wasn’t a conviction in your attack, you can still claim compensation as long as your injury meets the following criteria:
- Serious enough to need more than one visit to a doctor for treatment.
- The incident that caused your injury occurred less than two years ago, although some exceptions can be made if the victim was a child. The incident was reported to your local police service within 48 hours of taking place.
- Your injuries have affected your life in any way, to be compensated by the minimum amount of £1,000.
- The incident occurred in part of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.
- You are not a holder of any previous criminal convictions, not including driving offences.
We know being the victim of criminal injuries is a traumatic and difficult time for anyone to face so we are here to help you with any help and support you may need to make a claim for compensation.
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It is bad enough that Criminal Injury can leave you with physical scars and pain, but unfortunately, in most cases, emotional and mental pain and distress is left with the victims, too. Your mentality towards life, and the area you live in could alter drastically, due to the carelessness actions of somebody else.
Criminal Injury Compensation Claims, also known as the CICA Scheme, is a government organization of which provides he victims of criminal injury with compensation. The amount of compensation you receive varies from £1,000 up to £500,000, conditional to the extent of your injuries.
Criminal injury is divided into two main categories; assault claims and abuse claims.
If you have been assaulted, and you or your family were affected by this physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, it is worth finding out if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. It will need to be proven that you reported the incident to the police within 48 hours of the crime’s occurrence, and that you assisted the police with the investigations of your case, by making statements wherever appropriate and co-operating with the police as requested.
Sexual assault claims are dealt with more discreetly and sensitively, due to the emotional and mental impacts a sexual assault can have on one’s life. If you have tragically been a victim of a single sexually assault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation, even if there is no physical injury present. If desired, you can also choose between having a male or female representative to handle your case.
At Claims National, we understand that abuse is a sensitive and delicate subject t for somebody who has been abused in any way, shape, or form. Therefore, we will deal with your claim for compensation discreetly and carefully, ensuring that we do not add to any distress you may have. Also, due to the sensitivity of abuse cases, there is no formal time limit for making a claim, and no physical injury is required to entitle you to making a claim.