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Examples Of CICA Payouts, Compensation Amounts And Settlements

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 4th July 2024. In this guide, we’ll discuss criminal injuries compensation claims and offer you some examples of CICA payouts. This is an alternative to a CICA calculator.

Being a victim of a violent crime can have a serious impact on your quality of life. If the crime has left you with injuries, this could affect you for years to come; in some instances, the effects might be permanent.

If you have been the victim of a crime that has left you with injuries, then you may be able to claim compensation from the CICA – the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Here, our guide tells you all you need to know about making this type of compensation claim, including how much compensation you can get.

You can speak to our criminal injury solicitors for free legal advice if you have a question. All you have to do is get in touch in any of the following ways:

Key Takeaways On Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you’d like to learn more claiming criminal injuries compensation, why not watch out video below which offers all of the key and most important information:

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  1. Criminal Injuries Compensation Calculator: Examples Of CICA Payouts
  2. What Can Special Expenses Cover In A CICA Claim?
  3. When Could You Be Eligible To Claim For Criminal Injuries Compensation?
  4. What Evidence Can Support Criminal Injury Claims?
  5. Can I Still Claim Through The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tariff If No One Is Convicted?
  6. Examples of CICA Claims
  7. Claiming Criminal Injury Compensation With A No Win No Fee Lawyer
  8. Helpful Links

Criminal Injuries Compensation Calculator: Examples Of CICA Payouts

If you have valid grounds to make a criminal injury claim, then you may be looking for examples of CICA payouts or even a CICA claim calculator. Through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, a tariff is provided which values CICA payouts for successful claims the organisation receives.

This tariff has provisions for numerous scenarios. You may be able to seek compensation based on:

  • The type of assault you’ve experienced.
  • How many times you were assaulted.
  • The injuries you’ve sustained because of the assault or multiple assaults.

You can view some of the tariffs in the table below (the first entry has not been taken from this tariff):

Site of InjurySeverity/TypeAmount
Multiple Severe Injuries And Special ExpensesSevereUp to £500,000
Major ParalysisSevere Hemiplegia£110,000
Head & NeckBurns - Severe Head Burns£16,500
HipFractured or dislocated£11,000
Brain DamageMinor (up to 6 months)£6,200
FaceFractured jaw bone - No operation, continuous and significant disability£3,500
LegModerate damage - Damaged tendon, ligament or cartilage£2,400
Physical Abuse of AdultsSerious£2,000
Mental InjuryDisabling mental injury, confirmed by diagnosis or prognosis of psychiatrist or clinical psychologist£1,000
Physical Abuse of ChildrenMinor£1,000

If you’re claiming for a single injury through the CICA, then the amount listed in the relevant tariff is the exact amount you can receive. If you are seeking CICA compensation amounts for multiple criminal injuries, then you can only claim for a maximum of three injuries at the following rates under the multiple injuries formula:

  • For the highest value and most serious injury – 100% rate of the tariff value.
  • The second highest value injury – 30% of the tariff value.
  • The third highest value injury – 15% of the tariff value.

You could receive compensation from a separate tariff if the incident lead to you:

  • Becoming pregnant.
  • Losing a foetus.
  • Contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

Contact our advisors for free today if you have any questions about the potential value of your CICA criminal injury claim.

What Can Special Expenses Cover In A CICA Claim?

When making a claim through the CICA for your criminal injuries, your compensation could also include special expenses. Special expenses could compensate you for the following:

  • Any equipment that was damaged in the incident that you relied on as a physical aid, such as hearing aids.
  • Any equipment you need to cope with your injuries, such as a specially adapted car.
  • Adaptations to your home to help you cope with your injury, such as a stair lift or ramp.
  • Care costs that relate to your bodily functions or food preparation.
  • A loss of earnings if you have been unable to work for more than 28 full weeks.

Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about claiming compensation through the CICA. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about criminal injury claims. They could also offer you free legal advice regarding your specific claim.

When Could You Be Eligible To Claim For Criminal Injuries Compensation?

You may be eligible to make a claim for criminal injury compensation through the CICA. The CICA awards compensation to those who have been criminally injured.

However, to be eligible to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for compensation, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have been injured in a crime of violence. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme defines incidents of what qualifies as a crime of violence; some examples include sexual assault and an attack.
  2. The incident must have taken place in England, Wales, Scotland or another relevant place. For example, this could be a ship registered to any of these countries.
  3. You must have reported the incident to the police.
  4. You must make your claim within the relevant time limit. We will discuss what this is later on in this guide.

To find out if you could be eligible to make a criminal injury claim through the CICA, you can contact our advisors today.

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Criminal Injury Compensation – How Long Do I Have To Claim?

The CICA imposes a limitation period on compensation claims. You will generally be expected to start your claim within 2 years of your assault, unless you can present evidence of exceptional circumstances for not having done so.

A CICA claim that is being made on behalf a minor will not be subject to this time limit. The time limit will only begin to apply when the minor in question turns 18. They will have two years from this point to start their claim, unless it is a claim for historic sexual abuse. These claims can be started within two years of when the assault is first reported to the police. They will be allowed to do this at any point in their lives.

If you are seeking criminal injury compensation through the CICA, you should reach out to one of our advisers to learn more about the exceptions that could apply to your claim, or the expenses you could be able to claim back.

What Evidence Can Support Criminal Injury Claims?

To make a valid criminal injury claim for compensation, you will need evidence that can support your case. When seeking a CICA payout, you may be asked to provide the following:

  • A crime reference number that confirms that the incident you’re claiming for has been reported to the police.
  • Evidence that you meet the residency requirements to claim for criminal injuries.
  • Medical records that can confirm the injuries you’re claiming for can be compensated by the CICA.

If you arrange to have a criminal injury solicitor support your potential claim, then they can assist with gathering evidence you require. For more advice about gathering evidence, or other aspects of criminal injury claims, such as examples of CICA payouts, contact our advisors for free today.

Can I Still Claim Through The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tariff If No One Is Convicted?

It is possible to claim compensation, even if no one is convicted or arrested for the crime. A CICA payout, as determined by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tariff, is awarded to blameless victims of crime, so whether or not your attacker is convicted, it does not impact your eligibility to claim criminal injury compensation

However, you will need to meet the eligibility requirements discussed earlier in this article if you would like to claim via the CICA for a psychological injury or any other type of injury. If you are unsure about your eligibility to make a criminal injury claim, our advisors can clarify for you free of charge. Get in touch whenever is suitable for you.

Examples of CICA Claims

CICA claims could be made for a variety of criminal injuries. These include:

  • Assault – This could include being assaulted by a weapon or being physically beaten. This can lead to cuts, broken bones and psychological injuries.
  • Sexual Assault – Sexual assault can be with or without penetration, can come in various forms and can lead to severe physical and mental injuries. For example, you could suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result.
  • Historical Abuse – Sexual abuse can happen at various points in a person’s life. If you’ve suffered from historical abuse, you may be able to claim through the CICA for child abuse or sexual abuse.

These are just some of the criminal injuries you may be able to claim for. It’s important to note that you would only be able to claim through the CICA for criminal injuries that occurred in England, Scotland and Wales.

You may want to use a victim support compensation calculator to get a compensation estimate. However, these can sometimes be inaccurate. Our advisors will be able to give you a more accurate estimate in just one phone call. You can call us for a free consultation, and they can even connect you with one of our specialised solicitors to begin the claims process.

Continue reading for examples of CICA payouts. This can give you a better idea of your potential compensation.

Claiming Criminal Injury Compensation With A No Win No Fee Lawyer

If you are making a claim for criminal injury compensation, one of our experienced lawyers could help you. They have years of experience handling various types of criminal injury claims. Additionally, one may offer to work with you under a type of No Win No Fee arrangement called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

When working with a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis, they won’t charge you any upfront or ongoing fees. If your lawyer is successful with your claim, they will take a success fee from you. The success fee is a legally limited percentage of your compensation. However, if your claim is unsuccessful, they won’t ask you to pay for their services.

Contact our advisors today to discuss your claim or for further examples of the CICA payouts. They could also connect you with one of our solicitors if they think you might have an eligible claim.

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Helpful Links

Below, you can learn more about CICA claims via our other guides:

We hope our examples of CICA payouts have been useful and the claims process is a little clearer to you now. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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