Criminal injuries compensation

If you have been physically or psychologically injured as a victim of violent crime and the perpetrators cannot be traced, our Personal Injury team can help you make a compensation claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) who provides payments out of public funds.

Many hundreds of people are the victim of violent crime each year. They are often left both injured and deeply distressed. The perpetrators cannot be traced and the victims are therefore unable to pursue claims for negligence.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was set up to ensure that victims of crime who have been injured, can receive compensation for their injuries. Payments are made out of public funds.

Our personal injury lawyers are experts at dealing with the CICA and achieving the highest level of compensation for both small and severe criminal injuries to both adults and children.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their criminal injury compensation claims because:

  • We are acknowledged leaders in the field
  • Our legal team has, collectively, many years experience in winning personal injury compensation claims
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We act quickly so clients get the compensation and care they need as soon as possible
  • We are members of industry bodies and panels related to personal injury, which means that BL Claims Solicitors is recognised as being a leader in the legal industry
  • You will discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset.

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