Criminal Injury Claims

Criminal injury claims and compensations are regulated by the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority), which was established in 1964. This public institution is responsible for controlling criminal injury claim payouts, to the individuals injured as a result of crimes on the territory of the United Kingdom.

The Injuries Compensation Authority can assign monetary compensations ranging from 1,000 to 500,000 pounds. According to the CICA, the number of criminal injury claims filed each year amounts 76,000 applications. All yearly claims result in more than 200,000,000 pounds paid out to victims of criminal acts.

A victim may get substantial compensation even if the crime suspect was not returned guilty in the crime that caused injury and even if the offender is not caught or identified.