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Do you claim criminal injuries compensation from the criminal?

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If you were to have been injured because you were the target of a criminal act, or you were unwittingly caught up in someone carrying out criminal activity, you will be able to secure criminal injuries compensation. Here at Legal Expert, we can help you to get the payout you deserve. We have helped many people to fill out the criminal injuries compensation form and secure the maximum amount available to them. For more information, you can reach us on 0800 073 8804. But before you do that, read on to find out whom you will actually be securing the payout from. Will it be the criminal or the CICA?

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  1. Do you claim criminal injuries compensation from the criminal?
  2. Can you sue the criminal?
  3. Making a claim to the Criminal injuries compensation authority
  4. Making a criminal injuries compensation claim
  5. Do you need to claim through the CICA?
  6. Why you need to have a personal injury solicitor on your side
  7. Legal Expert – Free Guidance on Criminal Injury Claims
  8. Contact Legal Expert Today
  9. Useful Links

Do you claim criminal injuries compensation from the criminal?

If you were injured as part of a crime, you can seek compensation, so long as you were not carrying out the criminal act, of course. Read on to discover more about whom you will secure criminal injury compensation from.

Can you sue the criminal?

Yes, you can. However, there can often be a few hurdles in this regard, including the following:

  • You may not be able to find the offender, as he or she may not have been caught.
  • The offender may not have enough assets or money in order to fund the payout that has been awarded to you.
  • It can be a challenge to prove that your injuries were caused directly by the offender.

These three points often make it a challenge to get compensation directly from the criminal, which is why the CICA was set up.

Making a claim to the government – CICA

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority(CICA) was established because the government recognised that it was not fair for criminal victims to be left without compensation. This is a government-funded compensation scheme. If someone has been injured, be it psychologically or physically, due to a crime, the CICA will pay compensation.

You can make a claim whether or not the offender has been convicted. You can also claim if the offender has not been caught or identified. The only requirements are that you have suffered an injury due to being unwittingly caught up in a crime.

Making a criminal injuries compensation claim

When it comes to making this sort of claim, it is important to recognise that there is a two-year time limit. Most personal injury claims have a three-year time limit, showcasing why it is pivotal that you act quickly. Here at Legal Expert, we can certainly help connect you quickly with a solicitor that has much experience in bringing cases like this to a speedy conclusion.

There is a criminal injuries compensation tariff in place that will determine how much you receive. This ranges from £1,000 to £500,000. The severity of the injury and the lifelong impact it will have are taken into account.

Do you need to claim through the CICA?

No, as mentioned earlier, you can claim compensation directly from the offender. As also discussed, this comes with a few hurdles. However, if the offender has been identified and he or she has the required funds to pay your compensation, filing a private personal injury claim is an option. The best thing to do is contact Legal Expert and one of our friendly and experienced advisors will give their professional view on the best option for you taking into account the nature of your case and the person responsible.

Why you need to have a personal injury solicitor on your side

Personal injury law is complex, especially when it comes to those involving criminal injuries. You don’t get a second chance to secure a payout, which is why you need to contact a solicitor as soon as possible. Criminal injury compensation how long does it take to get a payout? This depends on the complexity of your case. Call us for more details.

Legal Expert – Free Guidance on Criminal Injury Claims

If you require further information about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995 or you would like more information about making a claim for criminal damage compensation, you will be pleased to know that we offer free legal advice at Legal Expert. Plus, you are under no obligation to continue with our service by taking advantage of this. If you do, though, you will benefit from the services of a specialist solicitor with up to 30 years experience in the industry.

Contact Legal Expert Today

If you are ready to make your claim for criminal injuries compensation, or you have any queries about the process, whether it be questions about the criminal injuries compensation scheme 2017, 2018 and so on or the criminal injuries compensation login process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. The number you need is 0800 073 8804. This line is open seven days per week. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form, use the live chat feature, or request a free call back.

Useful Links

We hope that you have found this guide useful. However, if you are in need of more information, the following links may assist:

CICA – GOV

If you follow the link, it will then take you to the UK Government website where you will find more information on the CICA.

Want to learn more about Criminal Injuries?

This link takes you to our complete guide on criminal injury claims. This includes details on the different payout amounts, the ramifications of being a criminal attack victim, and much more.

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