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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injuries Compensation Board

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline we often get asked “What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?” Let us explain. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (also referred to as CICA) was originally known as Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and is one of the oldest organisations of this kind. As a government body, the CICA awards money to the people who have incurred an injury or suffering as the result of a criminal act that was not their own fault.  In other words Injuries Compensation Board awards cash compensation to the innocent victims of violent crimes.

    Injuries Compensation Board set of criteria

    CICA (formerly the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board) has a list set of criteria.  This list is in place in order to determine a person’s eligibility to make a compensation claim. This list of criteria is as follows, although please remember your eligibility may differ depending on the type of compensation award that you are wishing to apply for:

    • If you have been through a serious injury (enough to qualify for the minimum award of £1,000)
    • Your injury happened due to an act of violence that happened in the UK (the perpetrator of the crime does not need to have been convicted or charged)
    • The incident happened within the past two years
    • You must also have reported the incident

    If you want to get a cash compensation claim from Injuries Compensation Board then you need to talk to Accident Advice Helpline.  Accident Advice Helpline is a trusted compensation provider in the UK.  We have been operating for a decade and in this time we have been able to help many people just like you to make a claim for compensation following an accident that was not their fault.

    Simple and fuss-free process

    We ensure that the claims process is as simple and fuss-free as possible for each and every one of our customers.  Our highly trained advisers will guide you through the process ensuring you feel supported and well looked after during this stressful and difficult time.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a large team of in house solicitors who are all experts in the field of personal injury and criminal injury claims. This enables us to select the best possible solicitor whom is best suited to represent your case.  No matter what the circumstances of your criminal injury we will have a solicitor in our team who has similar and relevant experience. 

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    At Accident Advice Helpline we take on all of the criminal injury cases on a no win, no fee basis.  This means that starting a claim with us is risk free and you have nothing to lose. Please get in touch with us today and let us advise and support you through your claim.

    Date Published: 18th August 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.