You can make a CICA claim if you have been the victim of a violent crime and have sustained an injury as a result.
Why chose Michael Lewin?
We offer all our clients unlimited support whilst they are making a claim for criminal injury compensation. We get new claims coming in to us every day and we see the pain and suffering that violent crimes are causing to our clients. We hope that by successfully securing you the compensation you deserve we can help to alleviate some of the stress of being a victim of crime.
Our compassionate and caring solicitors are experienced in the field of claiming compensation for criminal injuries. We are proud to have such dedicated experts on our criminal injury compensation team. We will endeavour to settle your claim as quickly as possible. We are confident in our ability to claim compensation successfully for any genuine and valid claim.
You must start your claim within the two year time limit that is regulated by the claims authorities. Any claims entered after this time period are unlikely to be accepted unless the circumstances were exceptional or your reasons for not claiming are acceptable; for example you were in a coma or you were mentally incapable of making a claim due to the nature of your injuries.
Mr A made a CICA claim after he was randomly attacked in his home town. Mr A had been walking through an area of the city where he lived when he was approached by five people. At the time the incident occurred Mr A was talking on his mobile phone. The five people that approached Mr A hit him over the head and tried to steal his phone.
Mr A was punched several times by the five offenders and is still suffering lots of pain in his neck. Mr A also suffered multiple bruises to various parts of his body.
Mr A was able to make a successful claim for compensation because he met all the criteria necessary for making a claim. Mr A had reported his incident to the police and received a crime reference number. Mr A had also sought medical treatment for the injuries that he sustained in the violent attack.
As long as you have done both of the above and you can prove that the attack or incident was not provoked by you in any way you should have a solid case for claiming compensation if you do so within two years of the attack. To make a CICA claim call the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 499 9302.