Can I Claim Criminal Injuries Compensation?
Can I claim criminal injuries compensation from the attacker themselves?
How does CICA make its decisions?
I am a victim of a violent crime – can I claim criminal injuries compensation?
I was a witness to a violent crime and I got injured – can I claim criminal injuries compensation?
I was trying to stop a criminal – can I claim criminal injuries compensation?
The criminal was not convicted – can I claim criminal injuries compensation?
Yes – the offender does not necessarily have to have been convicted of, or even charged with the crime. The status of their conviction does not stop you from claiming compensation.
What could stop me from being able to claim criminal injuries compensation?
- You must have been injured seriously enough to qualify for at least our minimum award (£1,000).
- You must have been injured in an act of violence in England, Scotland or Wales.
- You need to have made your application within two years of the incident that caused your injury, unless there were exceptional circumstances that prevented you from making your application.
- You must have reported the incident to the police. If the crime for which you are claiming has not been reported to the police, CICA will not be able to deal with your case.
Is there anything else that might impact on my criminal injuries compensation claim?
- Your behaviour before, during or after the incident in which you were injured.
- Your own criminal record.
- Your failure to co-operate with the police or with us.
- Your delay in informing the police
Can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?
Category: Criminal injury claim