A criminal injury claim calculator may help you better understand how much you could be eligible for in compensation when pursuing a criminal injury claim. You could be entitled to make a criminal injury claim if you’ve sustained injuries in a violent crime.
We will discuss the specific criteria you must meet in order to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) within this guide. Furthermore, we share the evidence you must present in support of a CICA claim. Additionally, we will discuss how one of our experienced No Win No Fee solicitors could help you with your case.
If you would like to discuss your potential claim further, you can speak with one of our advisors. They are available 24/7 to provide you with free advice for your claim. They could also answer any additional questions you have that this guide may not have covered.
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If you’re looking for a CICA claim calculator, the table below could be useful. To populate it, we have taken examples of injuries and their payouts from the tariff contained in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. If you do not see your injuries below, there is no need to worry. We have selected only a few relevant injuries from the tariff. There are many other injuries that you can claim for.
|Loss of the non-dominant arm.
|Sexual assault of a person of any age.
|Results in internal injuries that are serious.
|A permanent moderately disabling mental injury as confirmed by a professional.
|Multiple facial fractures.
|3+ organs need to be repaired following a laparotomy or laparoscopy.
|Physical or domestic abuse of adults.
|Severe abuse entailing a pattern of repetitive violence that results in the person suffering a minor disfigurement.
|One hand is fractured, resulting in a continuing significant disability.
|One knee cap is dislocated, resulting in a continuing significant disability.
|More than one vertebra in the back has been fractured but makes a substantial recovery.
|A simple fracture that doesn’t require an operation.
It should be noted that this CICA compensation calculator table contains figures at the full tariff rate. For claims involving more than one injury, you may not receive the full sum for each injury.
Usually, only the most serious 3 injuries would be considered within a CICA claim. For the most serious injury, you could receive 100% of the tariff rate, with the second most serious injury compensated at 30% of the tariff rate, and the third at 15%.
If you have questions about how much criminal injury compensation your claim could attract, please contact an advisor.
You could also claim for certain special expenses as part of your claim. Some of the financial costs you could claim for under special expenses include:
- Home adaptations to cope with your injury, such as a ramp or stairlift.
- Equipment damaged in the incident that you relied on as a physical aid, such as your glasses.
- Certain care costs.
- Equipment needed to cope with your injury, such as a mobility car.
You must be able to prove that all these costs directly resulted from your injury and were necessary. Additionally, they can not be available for free elsewhere. You could also make a claim for a loss of earnings, but you must meet specific requirements to do so.
Contact our advisors today for free advice about CICA claims.
Claiming For Loss Of Earnings
Some criminal injury compensation payouts may include loss of earnings. However, there are strict criteria that your claim must meet to allow you to claim for lost income.
Your injury must have been serious enough to have made you unable to take on any form of paid work. Or, it must have severely restricted your ability to work, meaning you could only take on a few hours per week.
You will also need to provide certain types of evidence, which include:
- Proof that you were at work at the time the incident occurred.
- Evidence of an established work history, or a good reason for there not being one for three years prior to the incident date.
- Proof that the loss lasted more than 28 weeks. Unfortunately, CICA compensation does not cover the first 28 weeks of incapacity.
The level of loss of earnings you would receive would be as per the statutory sick pay rate at the time your claim was decided.
To learn more about compensation for loss of income and other aspects of CICA claims, please contact an advisor.
The CICA handle various types of criminal injury claims. Later in this guide, we will discuss in further detail the different types of claims they could handle. No matter what type of CICA claim you’re making, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have been injured in a crime of violence. Some incidents that the CICA define as a crime of violence include arson, an attack or sexual assault.
- The incident must have occurred in England, Wales or Scotland or another relevant place.
- You must have reported the incident to the police.
- Your claim must be made within the appropriate timeframe.
In some cases, you could make a criminal injury claim without claiming through the CICA. For example, you could be entitled to claim against a vicariously liable party or against the perpetrator directly. Speak with a member of our team today to find out more about this.
Criminal Injury Claim Time Limits
You will generally have 2 years to begin a claim through the CICA. This timeframe starts from the date you reported the incident to the police. You are usually required to do this right away after the incident unless you can provide evidence that exceptional circumstances prevent you from doing so.
Exceptions can also be made to this time limit. However, you will again need to prove that you could not start your claim within those 2 years due to exceptional circumstances preventing you from doing so.
Contact our advisors today if you have any further questions about using a criminal injury claim calculator or about claiming through the CICA.
As we have previously stated, the CICA handles claims for those injured in a crime of violence. They could include claims being made for:
Your criminal injuries will be valued in line with the tariff of injuries in the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme 2012. This government-funded scheme was designed to compensate those injured in a crime of violence.
You could claim for more than one injury through the CICA but these payments will be subject to the multiple injury formula. This means that for your highest-value injury, you will receive 100% of the compensation listed in the tariff.
You will also get 30% for the second and 15% for the third highest-valued injury. You may also be able to receive compensation for another injury from a separate tariff that this formula does not apply to. This could be the case if you have contracted an STI, became pregnant, or lost a foetus due to a crime of violence.
Contact our advisors to see how a criminal injury claim calculator could help give you a clearer idea of how much could be awarded for assault compensation claims.
To be able to make a claim through the CICA, you will need to provide the following evidence:
- Proof that you meet the residency requirements.
- A police reference number to prove that you reported the incident.
- Medical evidence related to your injury.
The CICA will be able to liaise with the police for the information they need. For example, they could collect information about whether your conduct in the aftermath of the incident might affect your award or see it withheld altogether.
Do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors today to see how a criminal injury claim calculator may be able to help you.
One of our friendly advisors could inform you whether they think you could make a claim. If your case is valid, they may connect you with one of our solicitors who could assist you with your claim. Our solicitors have lots of experience handling various types of claims and may offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis with a Conditional Fee Agreement.
When claiming with a solicitor under this arrangement, you will not usually be expected to pay them upfront for the services they will provide. You will also not generally have to pay them any ongoing fees. If the claim fails, you will not be obligated to pay for their services. However, if the claim is successful, you will pay a success fee to your solicitor. This is a legally capped amount that is deducted from your compensation award.
You can contact one of our advisors with any queries about No Win No Fee solicitors or about how to use a criminal injury claim calculator.
Contact our advisors today if you have any further questions about using a criminal injury claim calculator or if you would like to discuss your potential claim. Our friendly team can provide you with free advice 24/7 and answer any of the questions you may have about making a claim through the CICA. Furthermore, they may also connect you with one of our solicitors who could assist you with your claim.
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See below for more articles by us:
- What is the criminal injuries compensation authority’s maximum payout? CICA payout amounts explained.
- How much compensation for being stabbed can I claim?
- How much compensation for criminal injuries can I claim?
Or, for additional resources:
- UK Gov. – Criminal injuries compensation: a guide.
- NHS – Domestic violence and abuse.
- Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) – Sexual offences.
Contact one of our advisors today to see how a criminal injury claim calculator could help you.