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Welcome to the CCB Criminal Injury Claims website

Welcome to the CCB criminal injury claims website. This service is managed by the Criminal Claims Bureau a trading name of MJN Marketing Ltd a claims management business authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

In the UK there is a Government funded agency called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) that has been set up specifically to administer a compensation scheme for victims of violent crime. This website provides you with information about the scheme and we can also offer you No win No fee representation in order to make your claim.

The scheme has very strict eligibility rules which you should be aware of before you consider submitting your claim application:

To make a claim:

  • You must have reported the assault to the police as soon as practicable
  • You must have sought medical attention for any personal injury
  • You must apply within 2 years of the event or going to the police
  • You must not have caused or contributed to the “incident” in any way
  • You can claim even if the offender is not prosecuted

No win No fee representation

We offer a No win No fee service to victims of crime wishing to make a claim through the CICA scheme. If you instruct us to handle your claim and you receive compensation, we charge 25% of any award inclusive of VAT. In the event that your case does not result in any award being paid we will make no charge. Case example: An award of £11,000 would result in a fee of £2750 leaving a net sum of £8250 compensation payable. If a case fails and no award is paid, no fee would be payable to us. You can cancel your instruction to us at any time in writing up to the point of the matter being determined by the CICA.

Cancelling your instructions: In accordance with Financial Conduct Authority rules after signing an agreement to instruct us you are entitled to cancel the contract within 14 days of the agreement date. We will make no charge for our services during this cooling off period. Following the expiry of this period, you can still end the agreement at any time up to the point of determination (a decision being made by the CICA) but you will be asked to pay a cancellation fee reflective of the time we have spent on your case up to the point at which you decide to bring the agreement to an end. We will provide evidence of work completed in substantiation of the cancellation fee which will be based on our hourly rate of £50 per hour plus VAT which we set out in our written agreement with you.

Important: Be aware that the CICA may insist on medical records being vetted and the scheme places the burden of paying for the records on the applicant up to a maximum of £50. They will however consider funding this in advance for those on benefits or low income, deducting the sum from compensation paid.

Do you need a solicitor or legal representative to make your CICA claim?

No, you are able to claim directly to the CICA if you wish to do so. Their service is free but not without its complications. If your case is straightforward and there are no issues regarding serious injury, deadlines or losses (for example loss of earnings) it may be to your advantage to claim directly and you can do so here.

Rejected claims

If your claim has been rejected by the CICA you may wish to speak to us about representation during any review or appeal. For those who suffer injury or harm in a crime abroad in an EU state we can also advise you on your right to obtain redress.

FGM Cases

Reports to the police of female genital mutilation or FGM cases are on the increase in the UK. This is mainly due to tougher laws protecting victims although much more work has to be done regarding prosecution success rates. It is now a requirement for medical professionals to report signs of female circumcision involving minors under 18 to the authorities. It is possible to pursue compensation for FGM in certain circumstances via the CICA.

Has your claim already been declined?

If your claim has been rejected by the CICA, you may wish to speak to us about representation during any review or appeal. We provide tribunal appeal advice and advocacy ensuring you one expert point of contact throughout your case.

We can help with claims involving a rape assault or historical sexual abuse. Our advisors are also specialists in handling Domestic violence compensation claims.

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