The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was established in 1964 with the aim of compensating innocent victims of criminal acts, such as assault. Invariably, the assailant cannot be traced or, even if they are arrested and convicted, they may not have money or insurance to cover a claim.
The scheme offers set tariff awards for injuries. Most victims will qualify for an award; however, the CICA’s criteria must be met. For example, the incident must be reported to the police within 24 hours. Also, if the victim has a criminal record, then this can affect the award.
Our specialist team can quickly assess whether you are entitled to make a compensation claim and then support you through the process from start to finish.