Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a Government organisation responsible for paying out compensation to the victims of criminal assault in England, Wales or Scotland.

The CICA is funded by the taxpayer. The agency pays out compensation claims regardless of whether the person who committed the crime is caught, prosecuted, or convicted.

Unlike the usual three-year time limit for injury claims, you will normally have only two years to start a claim through thne CICA. To be eligible to claim compensation from the CICA, the assault must have been reported to the police.

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How to claim injury compensation through the CICA

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher