If you were the innocent victim of a violent crime and sustained an injury as a result, you may be eligible for compensation.

The government body known as the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is designed to compensate victims of crime. The CICA can award anything from £1,000 to £500,000 to victims. We can help you to obtain compensation from the CICA on a no win-no fee basis.


Compensation can be claimed for:

  • Physical and psychological injuries

  • Loss of earnings (past and future)

  • Special expenses (including the cost of treatment, aids and care)

There are a number of grounds (some of which are challengeable) on which the CICA can refuse to make an award, or make a reduced award. These grounds are:

  • Where the victim has a criminal record

  • Where the incident was not reported to the police or the victim failed to cooperate with police investigations

  • Where the victim still lives with the person who injured them

Time limits for applications

In most cases, applications to the CICA must be made within 2 years of the incident in question. Sexual abuse cases will often be an exception to the 2 years rule. However, applications should be made at the earliest opportunity.

How can we help?

Edwards Duthie Shamash will help you with your Personal Injury claim efficiently and as quickly as possible

We have a team of expert specialist legal lawyers who are dedicated to helping people claim compensation due to physical or sexual assault.  We understand how difficult it may be for a victim to talk about their experience. We offer confidential and sensitive assistance with your CICA application.

Call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak in confidence with one of our injury lawyers.

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