What is a CICA Claim?


CICA Claims are claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and can be made by someone who has been the victim of a violent crime and has suffered physical and/or psychological injuries.

The incident must have been reported to the police as soon as possible after the incident.

If there is any delay you will have to explain why the delay occurred.

You will receive a crime reference number from the Police, which you will need to keep for your records.

How do I make a CICA claim?

Your claim must be made within 2yrs but there are exceptions in cases such as sexual abuse.

You must cooperate with the police and your injuries must meet a minimum requirement set out by the CICA scheme.

CICA claims are dealt with by way of a Contingency fee and if your claim is unsuccessful you will not pay anything.

If the claim is successful there will be a deduction of up to 25% of the CICA compensation.

We offer a free initial consultation with one of our Solicitors in order to know whether you have grounds for a Claim. Once we have that established, we can proceed with your claim.

If we advise that you may have a claim, we offer a funding agreement, which means you don’t have to make a payment upfront if your claim is unsuccessful.

 

Key Contacts


Nicola Heales

Consultant Solicitor

Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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Peter Shah

Partner

Litigation

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New Appointment to head up Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team.

Bevirs Law is excited to announce the new appointment of Nicola Heales, Consultant Solicitor, who joins us to head up our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team.

Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and is a personal injury and clinical negligence specialist, and her expertise is recognised by her accreditations with both the Law Society and APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). Nicola has been successful in a number of significant Personal Injury and clinical negligence cases during her career. Nicola has particular expertise in acting for people who have suffered brain and birth injuries as well as representing clients at inquests.

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