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  • Title: UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims Advice
    Descriptive info: .. CICA.. Scheme.. Assault.. Compensation.. Claims.. Tariff.. Specialists.. Appeals.. Victims.. Charges.. Murder.. Legal Information.. CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION AUTHORITY.. INDEPENDENT CLAIMS ADVICE FROM EXPERTS.. Our specialists deal with UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) claims using the no win no fee scheme the terms of which will be explained in full both verbally and in writing to you before the claim commences.. If your claim is refused by the CICA you will not have to pay any legal fees.. You do not have to fund or finance the case as it proceeds and you do not have to pay for any medical reports.. If after taking our experts initial advice you decide to proceed no further then you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged any legal fees.. Our claims are completely risk free.. The CICA is a public body that deals with the administration of a compensation scheme throughout mainland UK.. The Authority's purpose is to pay damages to the innocent victims of violent crime in Great Britain by providing compensation for mental trauma, physical injury and consequent financial loss.. The amount paid by the UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is dependant on the degree of trauma and injury sustained and whilst an assailant can be sued for damages in the county court it is far from  ...   are unspent are taken into account.. It is not necessary for the assailant to be convicted of an offence by the police in order to claim and a victim of family violence will receive compensation only if the offender will not benefit.. What do we do?.. Review your potential claim free legal advice.. Provide specialists to handle your claim.. Use the no win, no fee system.. Advise on the value of the claim.. In some circumstances claim lost salary.. Work for the maximum compensation applicable in your case.. Advise on CICA reviews and CICA appeals.. What should you do?.. Contact us to discuss your case we are very experienced at reviewing potential CICA claims and will help you through the process.. Complete the Contact Form on this site or call our 24/7 free-phone line or email us.. Why should you use us?.. We will ensure that you receive a top quality service.. We use the no win no fee scheme.. You pay nothing upfront.. Our claims are totally risk free.. We only use highly experienced experts to handle claims.. We offer same sex representation for CICA claims for.. rape.. or sexual assault.. We are totally indendent the CICA.. HELPLINE 0844 332 0498.. HELPLINE.. 0844 332 0498.. CONTACT.. Name.. Address 1.. Address 2.. Address 3.. Home Telephone.. Work Telephone.. Mobile Phone.. Email.. mail@accident999.. us..

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  • Title: UK Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme : Specialist Claims Advice
    Descriptive info: Disclaimer.. CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION SCHEME (2001).. The present criminal injury compensation scheme came into effect in 2001 at which time a tariff scheme was fully introduced.. Our solicitors deal with risk free claims on a no win no fee basis.. You do not have to fund or finance your claim as it proceeds.. This means that if your application is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will not be charged anything for our services.. For free advice on the telephone just call our helpline or complete our contact form.. If after talking to us you decide to proceed no further then you will not be charged for our advice.. We are an independent claims service, with no connection to the CICA, representing clients who have been the victims of violent crime.. The current regulations, initially instituted in 1995, were amended substantially in 2001.. The scope of the fund was enlarged and the current tariff system was brought fully into operation.. The criminal injury compensation scheme tariff table specifies an assigned value for each specific trauma.. In a single claim, a total of three injuries can be considered, with the second and third injuries being discounted by 30% and 15% respectively.. In some circumstances compensation under the relevant tariff can be reduced or refused.. The most common reason for reduced or refused compensation is because the claimant has not  ...   to be convicted of a criminal offense to be liable for compensation.. Compensation can be claimed even if the assailant cannot be convicted by reason of age, insanity, or diplomatic immunity.. Motor vehicle accidents do not fall under the remit of the criminal injury compensation scheme unless the vehicle was effectively used as a weapon to deliberately to inflict injury.. Similarly dog bite injury cannot be used as a basis to claim unless the animal was deliberately set on the victim by a controlling third party with the intention of causing personal injury.. In cases where the victim has died, a dependent or qualifying family member may be awarded compensation.. Qualifying personal injuries include :-.. crimes of violence.. the apprehension or attempted apprehension of an offender or a suspected offender.. giving help to any police officer who is engaged in the apprehension or attempted apprehension of an offender or a suspected offender.. the prevention or attempted prevention of an offence.. If we are instructed to act on your behalf, we will provide clear and unequivocal advice.. We will give you an honest opinion about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim.. We will provide committed expert representation to ensure that you receive equitable compensation for your injuries.. You will receive a complete professional service from experts who specialise in claiming damages for personal injury..

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  • Title: UK Assault Compensation : CICA Claims Advice
    Descriptive info: UK ASSAULT COMPENSATION CLAIMS.. We deal with assault compensation claims to the CICA on a no win no pay basis and you will pay no expenses during the claims process.. If your claim application is refused or unsuccessful for any reason, you will be under no obligation to pay anything.. The way we do business is completely risk free.. We will provide vigorous and committed expert representation, ensuring that you receive fair and equitable compensation.. If you would like free advice on the telephone, without obligation, just use our helpline or complete and send the contact form.. If after talking to us you decide not to take your potential assault compensation claim further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice.. Recorded incidents of violent crime have on average dropped by 35% since a peak in 1995 however there has been an upward trend in recent years.. This sudden apparent increase has been attributed to new techniques of statistical recording, rather than to an actual rise.. It is estimated that 4% of the population has been a victim of violent crime and half of the incidents have resulted in injuries.. Ever year there are well over two million violent offences committed  ...   this two-year period may be expanded.. The victim s criminal record of 'unspent' convictions , not only those involving violence, is taken into account.. The incident should be reported to the police or other relevant authoritative body at the first possible moment.. Any delay in reporting can preclude payment.. An applicant for compensation must cooperate with the authorities to attempt to bring the assailant to justice.. It is not necessary for there to be a conviction of the offender and it is not necessary for the perpetrator of the assault to be identified.. Payment for the injury is calculated by a tariff scheme in bands ranging from £1,000 to £250,000.. An additional amount up to a maximum of £250,000 can be paid for other losses.. Lost wages may be claimed where recovery is a lengthy process.. It may be possible to recover some or all medical expenses.. How the victim behaved before, during, and after the incident is considered when an application is being processed and may result in a reduction or refusal of compensation.. If the amount awarded under the CICA tariff scheme is rejected by the applicant as insufficient then there is a right to have the award reconsidered, and thereafter a further right to take the matter to appeal..

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  • Title: UK Criminal Injury Claim : The Amount Of Compensation?
    Descriptive info: UK CRIMINAL INJURY CLAIM ADVICE.. Our specialist department deals with CICA applications on a no win no fee basis.. If your UK criminal injury claim is refused you will not have to pay any charges.. You do not have to fund or finance the case as it proceeds, there is no insurance to buy and you do not have to pay for any medical reports.. If after taking our initial advice you decide to proceed no further then you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged any legal fees.. Our trauma claims are completely risk free.. The CICA is a public body that deals with the administration of a compensation scheme for the victims of violent crime throughout mainland UK.. The Authority's purpose is to pay damages to the innocent victims of violent crime by providing compensation for mental trauma, physical injury and consequent financial loss.. If you have been violently assaulted and suffered a personal injury then even if there is no conviction or if your assailant is unknown you can  ...   attributes an individual value to a large number of different injuries and classifies those injuries in bands or tariffs ranging from £1,000 to £250,000.. Only the three most serious injuries are considered when assessing the award and the second and third least serious injuries are discounted by a set percentage rather than simply adding the value of all three together to reach an aggregate sum.. The maximum total payment for pain and suffering is £250,000 however the CICA also consider claims for wages loss and special expenses in certain circumstances to a further maximum award of £250,000 making the overall maximum possible award of £500,000 in the most serious cases.. If the CICA refuses an award or if the amount of the offer does not reflect the seriousness of the injury then the decision can be appealed to the independent CICA Appeals Panel which will reconsider the application.. The Appeals Panel may either uphold the decision of the CICA or substitute a different award to that previously offered.. The decision of the Appeals panel is binding on the CICA..

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  • Title: UK Victim Of Crime - Basic Compensation Guide
    Descriptive info: UK VICTIM OF CRIME - COMPENSATION GUIDE.. On this page, you will find a brief guide to enable a victim of crime in the UK to claim compensation.. Claims are governed by legislation that has specific requirements that must be met in order to make a successful claim.. In general, applications must be filed and received by the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) within two years of the incident however the CICA does have the ability to extend this period in certain unusual circumstances.. People who can claim include :-.. Those who have been physically or psychologically injured as a direct result of violence.. Anyone who has a close relationship with the victim who was also present when the violence took place.. If they were involved immediately following the incident and suffered psychological trauma they can also file a claim.. The parent, child, husband, wife or partner of a victim who died as the result of a violent crime.. The CICA will not pay compensation to a victim of crime in the following circumstances :-.. Crimes that occurred in a foreign country that is outside of England, Scotland, or Wales.. (There is a separate scheme for Northern Ireland.. ).. Minor injuries suffered that did not require at least two doctor visits and lasted less than 6 weeks.. In certain circumstances related to sexual abuse which stopped  ...   during or after the incident which resulted in assault was aggressive or unreasonable.. If the applicant or a deceased victim has a criminal record which is not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.. The CICA can refuse or reduce compensation in these circumstances.. Injuries that cause death can result in a payment to a sole claimant (parent, child, husband, wife, or partner) of £11,000 however if there is more than one qualifying claimant the sum is £5,500 for each one.. In addition reasonable funeral expenses can be claimed by the person who paid them.. Lost wages compensation can only be claimed after more than 28 weeks of absence from work.. The amount compensated will be for any losses incurred after the first 28 weeks.. Claimants who satisfy this requirement can also claim certain other special expenses which include specialist medical treatment or special equipment and care.. Our claims are dealt with on a no win no fee basis, which means your application with us is completely risk free.. If your application is unsuccessful, for any reason whatsoever, you will not pay any fees.. If we are instructed to act on your behalf, you will receive clear, unequivocal advice on your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim.. Complete and send the form or call us on the helpline for free, no obligation advice..

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  • Title: UK Criminal Injury Compensation Board - Tariff Scheme
    Descriptive info: CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION BOARD - TARIFF.. We provide a no win no fee compensation service for applications to the Criminal Injury Compensation Board.. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not pay us a single penny.. Our claims are totally risk-free and you will not pay for any expenses including medical records, specialist s reports or insurance during the course of the claims process.. We are extremely client-centered and will provide vigorous and committed expert representation to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.. To get free, no obligation advice, fill in the contact form or call the helpline.. If after speaking to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors, you decide not to take matters any further then you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for the advice we provide.. In 1996, the Criminal Injury Compensation Board tariff scheme was introduced which was amended in 2001.. This tariff scheme offered a way to accurately calculate the amount of compensation a claimant was due, based on certain qualifications.. All applications made after 2001 would be awarded a fixed amount according to a scale set by Parliament which defines the maximum levels of compensation for each specific type of injury.. All types of injury are assigned into set bands and there are 25 levels of compensation for injuries ranging up to £250,000 and additional compensation may be available up to a maximum of a further £250,000 for lost  ...   claim the amount is set at £11,000 however if there is more than one qualifying claimant then each will receive £5,500.. It may be possible for the person who paid funeral expenses to claim a reasonable sum even if that person does not fit into one of the qualifying categories.. The Criminal Injury Compensation Board has discretion to make payment to any claimants who were financially dependent on the deceased who do fit into the qualifying categories which are outlined below :-.. the legal husband or wife of the deceased who was living with the deceased immediately before the date of death.. the former spouse of the deceased who was financially supported by the deceased immediately before the date of death may be eligible for a reduced amount of compensation for dependency.. the partner of the deceased who was living with the deceased and had been doing so for at least two years before death including same sex partners.. a parent or child including those who were not the natural parent or child but who were accepted as such by the deceased.. The 2001 amendments brought in several changes regarding physical and sexual abuse, which can now attract a maximum award of £33,000 claimable even if the abuse took place over a prolonged period of time.. The CICA may decide to pay one lump sum award rather than a series of small compensation payments for each individual offense.. If the sexual abuse resulted in pregnancy or infection, additional compensation may also be awarded..

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  • Title: UK Criminal Injury Solicitor : Violent Crime Compensation
    Descriptive info: UK CRIMINAL INJURY SOLICITOR ADVICE.. Our specialty claims service deals with CICA Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims on a risk-free basis.. Our no win no fee claims process guarantees that you will not pay a penny if your application is not successful for any reason.. You will not be charged for any fees which accrue during the claims process.. Our expert representation focuses on providing you with vigorous and committed representation in order to ensure that you receive fair and equitable compensation for your injuries.. All of our solicitors are members of the Law Society panel of personal injury experts which is not open to anyone except those who can prove expertise in dealing with personal injury compensation claims.. Successful applicants for panel membership must show detailed knowledge of the claims procedure and all associated law, must show that their office facilities and case management systems are adequate and that they have access to library facilities and have attended educational courses of continuing professional development that is appropriate to a personal injury specialist.. In addition to membership of the Law Society panel of personal injury experts our lawyers are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)  ...   no obligation to do so and you will not pay for our advice.. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority consists of approximately 550 staff workers located in London and Glasgow dealing with claims for England, Scotland and Wales.. Northern Ireland has its own separate scheme based in Belfast.. The scheme provides compensation for physical and mental injuries caused by crimes of violence and over £200,000,000 is distributed to over 70,000 applicants every year.. In 1996 the tariff scheme was introduced whereby each individual type of injury is allocated a fixed amount for compensation.. In general, 90% of all claims received by the CICA are resolved within 12 months however in certain cases where a criminal trial is pending, and in cases involving future loss of earnings or other detailed evidence or calculations the process could take longer.. The average length of time it takes for a claim to be completely processed is 8 months.. If the initial decision by the CICA is not satisfactory, the applicant can request that a senior case officer review the file.. If the outcome of the review is also unsatisfactory an appeal can be made to an Appeals Panel, which is independent of the CICA..

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  • Title: UK Criminal Injury Compensation Claim - Expert Advice
    Descriptive info: CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIM APPEALS.. Our solicitors will deal with a criminal injury compensation claim on a no win no fee basis.. We do not ask you to fund or finance your claim which is completely risk free.. If for any reason your application is not successful, you will not be charged anything.. We only get paid if you do.. For free, no obligation advice, fill out and send our contact form or call us in our helpline.. After notification of a proposed final award as a result of a criminal injury compensation claim, a dissatisfied claimant can request the CICA to reconsider its decision.. The CICA must give at least 30 days notice of the right to appeal once the decision has been transmitted to the applicant.. The 30 days notice must be supplied to enable the applicant to make representations which will be taken into account during the reconsideration of the decision.. Upon reconsideration the CICA can increase or decrease the proposed compensation if new evidence is available which makes the original amount unfair or inappropriate.. Even after a final decision has been made, if there is a material change in the victim s medical condition,  ...   application must normally be received within 90 days of the date of the final review by the CICA.. In special circumstances, this 90 day period may be waived by the Appeals Panel if it would be in the interest of justice to do so.. Written notification of the outcome of the appeal, giving reasons for the decision, will be sent to both the appellant and to the CICA who must abide by the Appeal Panel s ruling.. If we are instructed to act on your behalf in a criminal injury compensation claim, we will give you straight forward advice.. We will tell you up front about your chances of success and we will give you an anticipated value of your compensation claim.. After our initial advice, you are under no obligation to proceed further and you will not be charged if you decide not to move forward.. Our client-centered approach means that we will focus entirely on your needs by providing committed expert representation.. This vigorous representation will ensure that you receive fair and equitable compensation for your injuries.. You will receive a complete professional service from experts who specialise in claiming damages for the trauma of personal injury..

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  • Title: UK Victim Support Advice - Criminal Injury Compensation
    Descriptive info: NATIONWIDE VICTIM SUPPORT CHARITY UK.. Victim Support is a charity operating throughout the United Kingdom that helps both the victims and witnesses of crimes.. Their services are completely free to everyone, whether a crime has been reported or not, and regardless of when or where the crime happened.. There are separate offices for residents of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.. There is an independant organisation operating in the Republic of Ireland.. Victim Support is an independent organisation which is not associated with or connected to the police or the court system.. The network of local branches throughout the UK has experienced volunteer councillors who are available to help victims and witnesses on a completely private basis and who are able to offer:.. confidential discussion and communication.. police and court procedure information.. links to other sources of help and assistance.. help in dealing with other organisations.. information about criminal injury claims.. applications for insurance payments.. applications through the prosecution for direct court compensation.. If you have been affected by crime, you can make contact directly for assistance.. Victim Support National Office.. Cranmer House.. 39 Brixton Road London SW9 6DZ.. Telephone: 020 7735 9166.. Fax: 020 7582 5712.. We deal with criminal injury compensation claims on a no win no  ...   decide not to take things further, you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for the advice provided.. There are three main ways in which compensation can be claimed for injuries caused by violent crime :-.. Have you suffered a physical or mental trauma as a result of a violent crime? Has the trauma suffered caused you to see a doctor at least twice? Did it take you more than 6 weeks to fully recover? If you answered yes to these three questions, you can apply for compensation under the government-funded CICA tariff scheme which allows you to make a claim whether the offender has been caught and prosecuted or not.. CRIMINAL COURT COMPENSATION.. A request for compensation for the victim of a crime can be made in the criminal court by The Crown Prosecution Service.. There are limitations to the amount of compensation that can be ordered.. CIVIL COURT COMPENSATION.. The civil courts are another option for obtaining compensation for injuries and other damages suffered from a crime.. The County Courts often involves the use of a solicitor however the small claims court has less formal procedures and offers the ability to proceed with requests for compensation without the use of a lawyer..

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  • Title: UK No Win No Fee Criminal Injury Compensation
    Descriptive info: UK NO WIN NO FEE CRIMINAL INJURY CLAIMS.. We are a specialist firm that deals with no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims.. The general concept is that a charge for the work carried out is only made if the application is successful and an award of compensation is made by the CICA to the applicant or as a result of an appeal to the CICA Appeals Panel.. We make absolutely no charge if the application is rejected and we make no charge if a subsequent appeal is unsuccessful.. We do not ask our applicants to fund or finance their claim in any respect, there is no insurance to buy and our claims are guaranteed to be completely risk free.. We charge 22% plus VAT of the value of the award if the initial no win no fee criminal injury compensation claim is successful and that sum includes any expenses that  ...   reasons why no win no fee criminal injury compensation claim applications may be refused and these include :-.. failure to report the incident as soon as is reasonably possible.. failure to adequately co-operate with the police or the prosecution of an offence.. the applicants behaviour before during and after the incident that resulted in injury.. the extent of any previous convictions that are not spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.. lack of severity of the injury which must last for at least 6 weeks and require at least two visits to a medical practitioner.. Initial applications for compensation are sometimes refused or an inadequate award is made either of which may lead the applicant to consider an appeal.. Appeals are made to the CICA Appeals Panel which is independent of the CICA and reviews the CICA s decisions.. An award by the Appeals Panel is binding on the CICA..

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  • Title: Murder & Fatal Assault Compensation : Violent Death CICA Claims
    Descriptive info: CICA MURDER COMPENSATION CLAIMS.. Most claims to the CICA for fatal injuries are as a result of murder.. As in all CICA cases thee is no requirement for the perpetrator of the offence to be apprehended, prosecuted or convicted.. All of the other CICA rules are applicable and in particular application for compensation must be made within two years of death, the victims behaviour before, during and after the incident is considered as is the victims record of unspent convictions.. The charge of murder is a common law offence and is charged as a result of an unlawful killing when the attacker intended to kill or intended to cause serious bodily harm.. This offence carries a mandatory life sentence.. A murderer will only be released if they are no longer deemed to be a risk to society.. In cases of fatal injury the amounts payable by the CICA are different to those in a non fatal case and may be summarised as follows :-.. Funeral Expenses.. No sums are payable to the estate of the deceased except to the extent that the person administering the estate may have paid for the funeral expenses.. The CICA will pay the reasonable costs for the funeral to the estate or to any  ...   that they were not responsible for the death:-.. cohabitee living together for at least 2 years.. spouse or civil partner.. former spouse or civil partner in receipt of maintenance.. parent (natural or assumed).. child (natural, assumed or dependent).. Financial Support for Dependents.. A dependent is entitled make an additional claim for financial support provided that the deceased was not in receipt of social security benefits.. The amount paid by the CICA is determined after consideration of the applicants and the deceased income, liabilities and expenses in accordance with the CICA regulations which clearly outlined the relevant calculations for claims by dependent cohabitees and dependent children.. The amounts payable to the victim and the qualifying claimant or claimants will not in total exceed 500,000.. Free Legal Advice.. Our specialist solicitors are members of the Law Society panel of personal injury experts.. We offer free initial advice on CICA applications and will review your potential claim and advise on its value.. If the claim is refused or the award is inadequate, in appropriate cases, we will appeal the decision.. For free advise on risk free no win no fee claims just use the helpline or complete the contact form and a solicitor will speak to you on the telephone without further obligation..

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