Claims made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) can be complex and in order to maximise your compensation prospects it is recommended that you seek legal advice from a claims handling specialist or solicitor.
We are a regulated claims management company who specialise in CICA claims.
The government do not allow for legal fees to be recovered for any CICA claim. Legal Aid is no longer available either so how you might ask do legal firms get paid? Put simply our firm and many others offer a No win No fee service whereby no fee is charged if the claim is refused. On the other hand if the claim succeeds and an award is made, our legal fee will be 25% of the compensation award which means you receive 75% of the full amount. 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.
The benefit gained is that you have a professional legal team working for you and pay nothing up front. You only every pay a fee if you win your case and the sum due is deducted from compensation paid by the government. Remember you do not need a representative – but many choose quite rightly to instruct one for reasons explained.
If your claim has been rejected by the CICA you may wish to speak to us about representation during a review or Tribunal appeal.
If you have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault then you may have also suffered from mental as well as physical harm. We can assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve.
Do not be wary of making your claim. We are here to help and to advise. We will speak to you on an informal basis – Contact us by phone on 01423 593002 or by email here.