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Criminal Injury Compensation Claims

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim Lawyers Glasgow

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is an organisation set up by the government to compensate victims of crime in the UK. If you have suffered physical, mental or sexual abuse then you may be able to claim compensation. This can be a complex area of law, and it is vital that you get specialist personal injury legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us on 0141 429 8166 or by completing our online contact form.

Eligibility

The time limit for a CICA claim is two years from the date the incident occurred.

There is an exception to the time limit in cases if one of the following apply:

  • Childhood sexual or physical abuse 
  • You were unable to claim earlier due to exceptional circumstances, for example your injuries stopped you

If you are thinking of making a claim it is important to consider the following requirements:

  • You must have suffered physically and or mentally as a result of the incident
  • The incident must be reported to the police without delay and you must have assisted them with their enquiries
  • If you have criminal convictions, they will be taken into account and this can reduce the level of compensation or prevent an award being made entirely

What can I claim for?

You can claim for your injuries (both physically and mentally) together with employment and care costs. The range of awards can vary, and it is important you take specialist advice on what you can claim for.

How long will my claim take?

The process can last between 12-18 months depending on the circumstances of your claim.

Contact our serious injury lawyers in Glasgow today

Livingstone Brown specialise in CICA claims involving a range of serious injuries. If you think you may have a claim contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today who will be happy to assist you. Call us on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form.

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About us

Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.

If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.

Case Studies

Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

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