Passionate about helping innocent victims of crime

Criminal Injury Claims Specialists

If you have been a victim of violence or abuse our specialist solicitors are here to support you and help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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Putting you at the heart of everything we do

We’re passionate about helping victims of violent crime, and we are here when you need us most. We provide clear, concise, and jargon-free advice. Our experienced team of solicitors has a proven track record of securing fair compensation for our clients, and we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that crime can have on victims and their families. We’ll work tirelessly to help you get the justice you deserve, guiding you through the legal process with sensitivity and professionalism.

About CICA Claims

The CICA compensates innocent victims of violent crime.

Types of Crimes

The CICA sets injury compensation tariffs and determines payout amounts.

FAQs & Helpful Resources

Common questions and useful resources to assist you with your CICA claim.

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We’ll support you every step of the way

Alison McCormack is a qualified Solicitor with over 20 years’ of experience. Based in Crosby, Liverpool, Alison is passionate about helping innocent victims of crime get their lives back on track.

Alison qualified in May 2002 and studied for her criminal justice and law degree at The University of West London and the LPC at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Inspired and motivated by successfully obtaining compensation on behalf of clients who have experienced historic sexual abuse, Alison recognises that financial compensation is an important part of the journey to recovery following physical or psychological injury.

Recognising the trauma, disruption and impact crime has on victims, many people are just not ready or able to navigate what can be a complex criminal justice scheme and access the compensation they are entitled to.

Offering a free, initial consultation in a way that best suits you (phone/in-person/digital meeting) Alison McCormack Solicitors will assess your eligibility to apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and support you every step of the way through to a successful claim.

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Personal and targeted effective approach

Reporting the Incident:

This is the first stage in making a criminal injury claim where you report the crime to the police and get a crime reference number. This helps to establish that a crime has taken place and provides a reference for your claim.

Gathering Evidence:

We will take full details of the incident from you to support your claim and will use this information to complete the online claim form. If you have been involved in a sexual crime we won’t make you repeat the incident details if its already detailed in a police report.

Submitting a Claim with the CICA:

Once we have taken all the relevant information from you we will submit the application form on your behalf along with all supporting documentation, such as medical evidence. The CICA then assesses the claim and decides whether to award compensation.

Receiving the Compensation:

If your claim is successful, the CICA will contact us to let us know their decision. If you are offered a payment and you decide to accept you will need to complete and sign an acceptance form within 56 days. The payment will be sent to us and we will deduct our charges and then send you your compensation.


We are committed to:

Taking a victim-led approach where you will tell your story once to an experienced Solicitor who will handle your case from start to finish.

Provide a safe and confidential space to talk about your experiences in a non-judgmental environment.
Keep you updated on the progress of your claim at regular intervals, so you feel informed.
Offering onward referral and signposting to trusted organisations who may be able to help with other parts of your recovery including Victim services, Debt Advice, Housing and specialist support services.
Progressing your claim on a no-win no-fee basis means that you only pay us if your claim is successful.

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Alison McCormack Solicitors - Criminal Injury Claims Specialists

Alison McCormack


0151 294 6307

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