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CICA Abuse Claims

Abuse can cause victims to suffer all kinds of harm, sometimes long after the abuse has ceased.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) operates a scheme in which victims of abuse may be compensated for the despicable harm which has been inflicted upon them.

If you have suffered abuse, and physical or psychological injuries as a result, it may be possible to claim compensation. Money might be a less than ideal way of trying to repair the damage you have suffered, but it can help you in the part of your life which you can control – your future.

At Truth Legal, we understand that it takes a huge amount of bravery for abuse victims to speak to anyone about their experiences, and everything connected with your case is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Our compassionate, friendly solicitors are here to help you.

If you want to seek redress for what has happened, get in touch with us to find out more about claiming the compensation you deserve.

Who can make a CICA abuse claim?

Abuse can cause victims to suffer all kinds of harm, sometimes long after the abuse has ceased.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) operates a scheme in which victims of abuse may be compensated for the despicable harm which has been inflicted upon them.

If you have suffered abuse, and physical or psychological injuries as a result, it may be possible to claim compensation. Money might be a less than ideal way of trying to repair the damage you have suffered, but it can help you in the part of your life which you can control – your future.

At Truth Legal, we understand that it takes a huge amount of bravery for abuse victims to speak to anyone about their experiences, and everything connected with your case is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Our compassionate, friendly solicitors are here to help you.

If you want to seek redress for what has happened, get in touch with us to find out more about claiming the compensation you deserve.

Who can make a CICA abuse claim?

For the purposes of the CICA, abuse can cover:

  • Physical attacks
  • Sexual assault
  • Other violent behaviour which causes physical injury
  • Threats which cause fear of immediate violence

It is also possible for CICA claims to be made in respect of domestic abuse.

In order to make a CICA abuse claim, there are certain requirements you must meet. The main ones are:

  • You must have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of an act of abuse. This can be through suffering directly as a victim of the abuse, or from witnessing a loved one suffering abuse.
  • You must have reported the abuse to the police as soon as you reasonably could.
  • You must have co-operated with the police in bringing the abuser to justice, as far as was reasonably possible.
  • You must make your claim within 2 years of the incident in which you suffered your injury
  • The incident took place in England, Scotland, or Wales.

It is also important to be aware that the abuser does not need to have been caught or prosecuted for you to be able to make a CICA claim.

Our blog: The CICA Claims Process – How Does It Work? has more information on the practicalities of making a CICA claim.

What can I claim compensation for?

A CICA claim can include compensation for other losses, besides your injuries, that you have suffered. Injuries may often lead you to incur other losses because of how they affect your life. For example, if you are unable to work for a time because of your injuries, you may be able to claim compensation for your lost earnings as well.

Losses which can be claimed in a CICA claim include:

  • Your injuries.
  • Loss of earnings (which may include earnings you are predicted lose in the future as well as earnings you have already lost).
  • Some basic care fees.
  • Physical aids damaged in the incident, such as glasses, walking sticks, and crutches.

An important note on compensation: if you are receiving benefits, CICA compensation may have an effect on them. Our blog, Will CICA Compensation Affect Your Benefits?, contains more information on this.

No Win, No Fee CICA Abuse claims

If you are concerned about paying legal fees, Truth Legal can offer to carry out your CICA claim through a No Win, No Fee Agreement. This avoids the risk of paying fees if your claim is unsuccessful.

As the name suggests, a No Win, No Fee Agreement means, in almost all situations, you will not have to pay our legal costs if we do not secure compensation for you. If we are successful, some of your compensation will be deducted to cover our fees.

We will always provide you will full information regarding legal costs before we begin acting for you. If you have any queries about funding, we are more than willing to explain matters further.

Why Truth Legal?

Truth Legal was founded on the idea of providing ethical legal services, and this is still the core principle of everything we do for our clients.

You do not have to engage legal representatives to make a CICA claim. However, there are good reasons why you may want the assistance of our expert solicitors:

  • Technical knowledge and skill – ensuring your claim is handled efficiently and correctly.
  • Advice and representation – acting for you and protecting your legal rights throughout the claim.
  • Support and compassion – the abuse you have experienced will be at the centre of your case, and this can make handling the claim yourself understandably difficult and distressing. Instructing Truth Legal to act on your behalf, allows you to take a step back from the stresses of running the claim.

Contact Truth Legal now to begin your claim for compensation.

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