By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 8th January 2024. In this guide, we will provide you with examples of CICA payouts for different types of injuries. We will look at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the eligibility criteria that apply to making a claim through them.
Additionally, we will discuss the evidence you will need to make a claim through them. We will also explain the time limits you must adhere to when starting your claim.
The CICA can handle various types of claims for those who have been criminally injured. Some examples of the claims they could deal with include:
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When making a claim through the CICA, you could be awarded compensation that takes into account the injuries you have suffered. If you are wondering, ‘how much compensation for criminal injuries can I claim?‘, we have provided some examples of CICA payouts for different types of injuries below.
These figures have been taken from the tariff of injuries set out in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. Your injuries will be valued in line with this tariff when making a claim through the CICA.
Please note that the first entry of this table has not been taken from the CICA tariff.
|Multiple Serious Injuries Plus Financial Expenses
|Compensation for multiple serious injuries and the financial losses they have caused, such as medical expenses.
|Up to £500,000
|Very serious brain injury
|Little to no response to outside stimulai
|Loss of sight
|Loss of the non-dominant arm.
|One leg has become paralysed.
|Sexual Asault of a person of any age.
|Sexual assault which results in serious internal bodily injuries.
|Finger & Thumb
|Loss of one thumb.
|Minor brain damage
|Lasting 6 months to 2 years
|Dislocation of both elbows
|Fractures of both arms with continuing disability.
You could also claim for multiple injuries through the CICA under the multiple injuries formula. This means that you will receive the following compensation:
- 100% for the highest-valued injury.
- 30% for the second most highly or equally valued injury.
- 15% for the third most highly or equally valued injury.
You may also be able to claim compensation from a different tariff that is not subjected to this formula if you have contracted an STI, lost a foetus or became pregnant as a result of a crime of violence.
Examples Of CICA Payouts For Special Expenses
Additionally, you could be awarded compensation for any special expenses you have incurred. Some examples of special expenses you could be compensated for include:
- Home adaptations that you needed to cope with your injury, such as a stair lift or ramp.
- Any equipment that was damaged in the incident that you relied on as a physical aid, e.g. your hearing aids or glasses.
- Care costs that relate to your bodily functions or preparing food.
- Any equipment you need to cope with your injuries, such as a specially adapted car.
All of these costs must have directly resulted from your injury and must be necessary and reasonable. Furthermore, they cannot be available for free anywhere else.
Examples Of CICA Payouts For Loss Of Earnings
You could also claim back a loss of earnings as part of your claim. However, you must be able to show that you were unable to work for 28 full weeks after the incident. If you can, you will then be compensated from the 29th week onwards for your loss of earnings.
Contact one of our advisors today if you would like some examples of CICA payouts for different types of criminal injuries. They could also help you with any questions you may have about claiming criminal injury compensation.
Before we provide examples of CICA payouts, let us explain who could be eligible to claim compensation via the CICA.
To be able to make a criminal injury claim through the CICA, you must show that you meet the following eligibility requirements:
- You must have been injured in a crime of violence. Sexual assault, arson, an attack and threat of attack are some examples the CICA Scheme define as a crime of violence.
- The incident must have taken place in Great Britain (England, Wales or Scotland). Or, it must have taken place in another relevant place, such as a ship registered in one of these countries.
- You must have reported the crime to the police.
- Your claim must be made within the correct time limit. We will discuss this in more depth in another section.
To learn more about CICA payouts, please read on. If you would like to check whether you are eligible to make a claim through the CICA, please contact an advisor.
CICA Claim Time Limits
There is generally a 2-year time limit when making a claim through the CICA. This time limit will run from the date you reported the incident to the police, which you are usually expected to do right away. However, exceptions could be made if you can prove exceptional circumstances prevented you from reporting it.
Exceptions could also be made to the 2-year limit in which you have to begin your claim if you can prove that exceptional circumstances stopped you from starting your claim within this time period.
Contact one of our advisors today to see whether you have enough time to begin your claim or about the time limits for claims being made for minors. They could also present you with examples of CICA payouts for various injuries.
When you are making a criminal injury claim through the CICA for compensation, you will need to provide the following evidence:
- Medical evidence that confirms your injuries, such as a copy of your medical records.
- A police reference number to confirm that the incident was reported to the police.
- Proof that you meet the residency requirements.
When you are making a claim through the CICA, they will be able to liaise with the police for information relating to the incident if need be.
Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about making a criminal injury claim through the CICA.
If you are eligible to make a criminal injury claim through the CICA, you may wish to work with a solicitor on your case. A solicitor can help you with various aspects of the claiming process, such as negotiating a settlement on your behalf.
One of our expert criminal injury solicitors may be able to help you with your case under the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement. With this type of No Win No Fee arrangement in place, you typically won’t be expected to pay for your solicitor’s work prior to your claim being started, while it is ongoing or if it ends unsuccessfully.
However, your solicitors will deduct a success fee from your CICA compensation if your claim is a success. The percentage that this success fee can be is legally limited.
If you have any questions regarding CICA payouts for successful claims, or if you would like to see whether you could be eligible to work with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors, you can contact a member of our advisory team today. They can be reached via the following methods:
Further articles by us about criminal injury claims:
- Claiming for historical sexual abuse
- What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority maximum payout?
- Criminal injury claim calculator
Additional resources and information:
- UK Gov – Criminal Injury: Evidence.
- UK Gov – Statistics from the CICA.
- Victim Support- How we can help
You can contact one of our friendly advisors today if you would like more examples of CICA payouts for different types of criminal injuries.