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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

    Solicitors in Lytchett Minster

    Thankfully, in today’s world you can make a criminal injury compensation claim for a violent crime, and the solicitors in Lytchett Minster at Accident Advice Helpline are here to make the whole process simple and fast and to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and the solicitors in Lytchett Minster

    The people who administer the criminal injury scheme is the CICA. The scheme is there for innocent victims of violent crimes to claim compensation.  For the victims of these crimes damages are paid, providing that they fit with the criteria that is set. It may be easier if you use the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make your claim.

    You need to comply with the CICA rules and using the solicitors in Lytchett Minster

    There are a few rules that you must be able to fit in order to to make a criminal injury compensation claim, they are:

    • The incident must have been reported to the police
    • You must have helped the police with their enquiries
    • You must have received medical attention for your injuries
    • You must have exhausted all other avenues of receiving compensation
    • The crime must have happened within the last two years, unless you were under 18 at the time when special rules apply
    • You must have been a blameless victim of the crime

    There are also nationality rules for making a claim

    Criminal Injury Law also states that you have to meet certain residency or nationality requirements at the time of the incident. You should be a British citizen or:

    • Be a national of a member state of the European Economic Area (or a family member of an EEA national who has a right to be in the UK)
    • Be a member of HM armed forces or an accompanying close relative of a member of HM armed forces.
    • A close relative of a British Citizen
    • Be a national of a member state of the European Union (or a family member of an EU national who has the right to be in the UK)

    You need to consider the things that might exclude you when you want to make your claim, such as:

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    • If you did not report the incident to the police
    • If you have already applied for compensation for this particular injury through this or any other scheme
    • If the injury happened after 1st October 1979 and you have continued to live with the person who caused the injury

    Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with injure claims from accidents and crimes for over 14 years. Our service is quick and efficient and our advisers are highly trained professionals, who are compassionate and will guide you through the processes.

    You can contact them on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500

    Date Published: 21st April 2014

    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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