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Compensation for Criminal Injuries

Serving you justice with a CICA claim

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime of violence which has resulted in physical and/or psychological injury then you may be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This Scheme is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and it is possible to obtain compensation even if you do not know the identity of your assailant.

The CICA scheme can also make awards of compensation to certain family members/dependents of a person who has died as a result of a crime of violence.

The CICA scheme is governed by different rules to cases that proceed through the courts and if you are eligible for an award payments are made for different injuries depending upon the nature and severity of those injuries. This is known as the tariff. It is important that compensation is awarded under the correct tariff and our specialist lawyers will be able to advise and assist you so as to ensure that you receive the correct award from the CICA. You may also be entitled to a payment for financial losses such as loss of earnings in certain circumstances.

Contact our friendly Personal Injury Team now to find out how we can help you.

Key contacts

Jane Goulding

Jane Goulding

0345 050 3296

Claire Hallam

Claire Hallam
Managing Associate

0345 050 3297

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"Thank you for the excellent work carried out and for the fantastic result achieved."


"The firm is very organised and has great communication skills."


“The personal injury team are very professional and act in their clients' best interests with expertise.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


“The Freeths team has a well-balanced range of expertise.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


“Freeths is a strong firm.”

(Chambers & Partners 2024)


"Very good-quality work and high-value work; they get a lot of work locally and nationwide. Their client service is superb."

(Chambers & Partners, 2016)

Notable Work

  • Secured an award in excess of £230,000 from the CICA for a childhood abuse case.
  • Obtained compensation in excess of £450,000 for a client who sustained a brain injury arising from an unprovoked assault by a stranger.
  • Obtained an award in excess of £215,000 from the CICA for a client who was assaulted.

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‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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