Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority


Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is an executive agency of the UK Government which administers a compensation Scheme for injuries suffered by victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales.

A person may be eligible for an award under this Scheme if they sustain a criminal injury which is directly attributable to their being a direct victim of a crime of violence committed in a relevant place.

Crime of violence is defined as:

  • a physical attack;
  • any other act or omission of a violent nature which causes physical injury;
  • threat against a person, causing fear of immediate violence in circumstances which would cause a person of reasonable firmness to be put in such fear;
  • a sexual assault to which a person did not in fact consent; or
  • arson or fire-raising.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing claims for compensation arising from assaults and submitting applications to the CICA.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.