UnionLine can assist you in your claim for compensation if you have been attacked or assaulted in the UK during the last two years. Your claim will be pursued through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Though you can make a claim through the CICA yourself, without the representation of a solicitor, the claims process can be very complicated and many claims are rejected by the CICA each year.
It can be helpful to have legal support and representation on these claims. They are covered through your union membership and it is free for GMB and CWU members and their families to make their claim to the CICA with UnionLine.
It is always sensible to seek professional legal advice, whether it be in relation to a complex matter of the law, the value of damages in your claim, how to conduct yourself during the claims process, or advice on the prospects of your claim.
What is the CICA?
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a government body responsible for the administration of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England, Scotland and Wales.
The CICA provides a free service to victims of violent crime, offering them financial support and compensation for their suffering. Any decision to award compensation and how it will be paid will be made by a claims officer, and you must satisfy them that you are eligible for compensation.
Any decision made by the claims officer will be open to review and then appeal.
Making a claim
If you have suffered an injury caused by a criminal act during the last two years, UnionLine’s personal injury lawyers may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.