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About our CICA claims service

CICA No win No fee claims specialists

Claims made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) can be complex and in order to maximise your compensation prospects it is advisable to seek legal advice from a claims specialist or solicitor.

We are an FCA regulated claims management company who specialise in complex high value criminal compensation claims. We work hard to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome to your case.

Our service is a simple and effective one:

  • If you have been injured as a result of a crime we can claim compensation for you through the CICA scheme.
  • We operate a no win no fee service which means if we do not win your case, we do not charge
  • If we do win, then we will agree to a share of your compensation as payment of our costs - unfortunately the CICA do not pay your legal fees
  • Our fee will amount to no more than 25% inclusive of vat of the compensation award
  • You can cancel your instructions at anytime up to the point of a decision being made by the CICA subject to our cancellation procedures.
  • There are no hidden expenses and no additional costs we offer a first class service with no hassle and no complications
  • As a regulated claims management company we offer a quick, efficient and professional expert legal service

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More about our No win No fee service

The government do not allow for legal fees to be recovered for any CICA claim. Legal Aid is not available for such claims so how you might ask do legal firms get paid?

Put simply our firm and many others offer a No win No fee service whereby no fee is charged if the claim is refused. On the other hand if the claim succeeds and an award is made, our legal fee will be 25% of the compensation award which means you receive 75% of the full amount.

Case example: An award of £11,000 would result in a fee of £2750 leaving a net sum of £8250 compensation payable. If a case fails and no award is paid, no fee would be payable to us. You can cancel your instruction to us at any time in writing up to the point of the matter being determined by the CICA.

The benefit gained is that you have a professional legal team working for you and pay nothing up front. You only every pay a fee if you win your case and the sum due is deducted from compensation paid by the government.

Remember you do not need a representative – but many choose quite rightly to instruct one for reasons explained.

If your claim has been rejected by the CICA you may wish to speak to us about representation during a review or Tribunal appeal.

If you have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault then you may have also suffered from mental as well as physical harm. We can assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve. We also have a specialist domestic violence claim team. Read how Clare's Law may also be able to protect you.

Has your case already been decided by the CICA? Please read our advice pages here on the initial decision Review process or Tribunal Appeal procedures. and also making a formal complaint about your case.

Do not be wary of making your claim. We are here to help and to advise. We will speak to you on an informal basis -  Contact us by phone on 01423 593002 or by email here.