This type of claim is where a victim suffers injury as a direct result of a criminal or intentional act of another person. If a victim is assaulted by another person, that victim may have a claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
The CICA is an organisation which will offer compensation to victims of criminal acts. Such cases are often fairly straightforward. Therefore, the CICA will not pay for any legal fees incurred. You may apply to the CICA directly should you wish and you may click on the link above to be re-directed to the website.
However, victims often feel that in the more serious cases, legal advice and guidance is necessary to ensure that they are being appropriately compensated for the injury they have suffered. Aequitas Legal has significant experience in CICA claims where the injuries are serious and can provide you with advice and guidance throughout the duration of the claim as well as dealing with any appeal to an award.
The CICA is designed to be the compensator of a last resort. This means that before applying to the CICA you should consider whether a personal injury claim can be made against the assailant or a third party who was responsible. In most cases, making a personal injury claim is not a viable option as the assailant does not have sufficient financial means to pay any compensation.
We can still offer a type of “No Win, No Fee” Agreement where you pay nothing if the CICA awards you nothing. However, if you are successful in an award, then we shall ask you to pay a contribution towards legal charges incurred.
If you have been assaulted or injured and are not sure whether you have a claim against the CICA, we can advise you as to your options.
Our solicitors will provide you with easy-to-understand advice and guidance throughout the claims process, helping to ease the burden of coping with injury. We understand that injuries place pressure on you and your family, which is why we’re here to ensure you receive the compensation required to aid and support your recovery.
We approach each case proactively and with sensitivity and care. We are here to help you find the answers you deserve and to get the best possible results for you and your family.
If you answered yes to any of these questions call us now for a free, no obligation chat on 0161 358 0800 or fill out the form here.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents.
Suzanne has worked for Aequitas Legal since 2013, having worked in personal injury since 2008. She specialises in beauty negligence claims having helped various clients in relation to hair dye, eyelash and tattoo claims. In addition, she deals with a variation of RTA, employers liability, public liability and occupiers liability claims.
Diane works as assistant to Carl Davies, Senior Associate Solicitor, providing support on a varied caseload.
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