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More information about the CICA

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (known as the CICA) is a government agency that administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Since its introduction in 1964, it has provided an invaluable outlet for innocent victims of violent crime to obtain compensation. Around 450 staff are employed by the CICA in Glasgow to help administer the scheme and decide upon applications for compensation. The CICA run a statutory scheme which includes a number of very strict rules around eligibility for prospective claimants. The process can be very straightforward for some people but for those falling outside of the eligibility rules, a claim can be difficult to make.

We are a criminal injury specialist claims management service and are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We help people claim and can assist those who prefer to have representation to support them through the process which for many can be very stressful.

Some facts about the CICA

During the period 2017/2018 35000 applications for personal injury compensation were made and the body spent £154m on compensation payments (see data). Around 15% of cases involve sexual assault or rape compensation claims. This provides a much needed resource for the general public, helping them through experiences that most people hope never to encounter.

All applications are considered in a fair and reasonable manner with due consideration being given to the available facts of each case – genuine claimants have nothing to fear in making a claim under the CICA scheme. There are however strict time limits for making your claim.

We are here to guide you through the lengthy process and ensure that you receive adequate compensation.

You may be entitled to make a claim if you have suffered harm following sexual abuse and we can help you with advice in this key area if required.

Please calculate your potential sexual abuse compensation award to have an understanding of your award / pay-out entitlement.

Obtain rightful compensation for your criminal injury, contact us now for a detailed and informal discussion about your case.