Our Personal Injury Department also specialise in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Claims. Our team of experts guide you through the CICA process and are at the end of a phone to advise you on the various stages of bringing a claim.
We at Devonalds believe that no one should be a victim of any sort of crime, but, if you are, then we will do our utmost to help you receive compensation for the unjust injuries that you have received.
Did you know that CICA claims also cover injuries that you may have received whilst travelling abroad? In spate of the recent terrorist attacks abroad, it is also worth noting that victims and family members of victims are able to bring claims under the CICA route. This is something that our experts can help explain further to you.
In the meantime, if you need more information on bringing a CICA claim, you can take a look at the government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority page or feel free to give us a call so that we can begin bringing you the compensation that you deserve.
Speak to one of our criminal injuries claims solicitors today contacting your local Devonalds office.
Our criminal injuries claims service
Our criminal injury lawyers help people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and throughout South Wales to pursue compensation claims for a wide range of criminal injuries, including:
- Physical injuries
- Disabling mental injuries
- Sexual or physical abuse
- The death of a close relative
As well as compensation for the injuries themselves, you may also be able to claim for additional costs, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Other expenses incurred due to your injuries e.g. medical, physiotherapy and counselling fees
Who can make a claim for criminal injuries compensation?
To be eligible to make a claim, the following must apply:
- The crime happened in England, Scotland or Wales
- At the time of the crime, you were a British citizen, EU or EEA national, or one of the following:
- A family member of an EU or EEA national with the right to be in the UK
- A member of the armed forces (or close relative in their household)
- A potential victim of human trafficking (as confirmed by the UK Human Trafficking Centre and UK Visas and Immigration)
- An asylum seeker
- A national of a country that has signed up to the Council of Europe Convention on the Compensation of Victim of Violent Crimes
- Ordinarily resident in the UK for any other reason
Time limits for criminal injuries claims
You will usually have 2 years to make a criminal injuries compensation claim from the date of the crime. However, longer time limits may apply in some cases, so it is always worth discussing your case with a specialist criminal injuries solicitor, no matter how much time has passed.
You may be able to make a claim outside of the standard 2-year time limit in some cases where:
- The injuries were sustained on or after 1 August 1964
- The claim is for physical or sexual abuse during childhood and there is a demonstrable reason you could not have claimed earlier e.g. due to the impact on your physical or mental health
No win, no fee criminal injury claims
We represent the majority of our clients using conditional fee agreements, commonly called ‘no win, no fee’. This means you only have to pay our legal fees if we win compensation for you. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not owe us anything.
We will be happy to discuss the various fee options during your initial meeting with our team, including whether no win, no fee is appropriate for you. We want you to be entirely happy with any decisions you make, so will ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision before you make a commitment about moving forward.
Why choose Devonalds criminal injuries claims solicitors?
We know that living with the consequences of a criminal injury can be challenging in a number of ways, so aim to get you the help and support you need swiftly and effectively.
Our criminal injuries lawyers have decades of experience helping victims of crime to successfully pursue compensation. We offer clear, compassionate and pragmatic legal advice and guidance, helping you to secure compensation as quickly and smoothly as possible, minimising the stress and disruption to your life.
We will answer all of your questions in plain English and keep you updated about the progress of your claim every step of the way, allowing you to have complete confidence in the way we are handling matters for you.
Get in touch with our criminal injury claims solicitors in Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the surrounding area
If you have suffered a criminal injury, our personal injury claims solicitors can help you to efficiently claim compensation with the minimum possible stress. With 6 local Devonalds offices in Bridgend, Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Tonypandy, Treorchy and Tylorstown, we can provide a convenient local service backed by the highest levels of legal expertise.
Find out more about starting a criminal injuries compensation claim by contacting your local Devonalds office.