Criminal Injury Compensation
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government funded scheme designed to compensate blameless victims who have been injured as a result of a violent crime. If this is you, you may be entitled to an award of compensation.
Compensation will be awarded for physical injury, mental injury and disease, loss of earnings, special expenses and if a loved one has died. Specific awards are allocated to specific injuries; the minimum award is £1,000.00.
By way of example awards for the following injuries:
Fracture to the hand - from £2,400.00
Scarring to face – from £2,400 - £11,000
Loss of eye - £27,000
We will deal with your claim with sensitivity, understanding and compassion and eliminate the stress of any complexities faced with the scheme.
We require certain information to check eligibility in order to make an application. In particular, details of the crime and the police station to which it was reported, (an offender does not have to have been convicted or charged as a result of the incident) details of any medical treatment you received as a result of injury and details of your own criminal record, if applicable.
If you have been injured as a result of a violent crime within the last 2 years, report it to the police as soon as possible. Unreasonable delays may result in your claim being rejected; however there are certain exceptions where the Authority may extend the limit.
Contact us today, we can make an immediate assessment after obtaining details to check whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.