CICA

Criminal Injury Claims

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Alison McCormack

Solicitor

How much will I be awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)?

To qualify for an award, an injury must be described in the CICA’s tariff of injuries. *Not all claims will be successful; you must be eligible under the rules of the scheme.

AWARDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHEME RANGE FROM £1000 TO £500,000.

MINOR INJURIES

Injuries considered minor by the CICA will not be compensated under this scheme. Examples of minor injuries include cuts, bruises and scratches that heal without significant scarring.

Most broken bones will attract awards but there are some exceptions. For example, the scheme does not include broken noses, ribs, or a broken little or ring finger.

*Exceptions may be made where these injuries have been sustained as a pattern of abuse.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE INJURY?

If you have 2 or more injuries so serious that each on its own, would qualify, you may be entitled to:

  • 100% of the most serious injury
  • 30% of the injury with an equal or second highest value;
    plus
  • 15% of any additional injury with an equal or third
    highest value

AWARDS MAY BE REDUCED OR WITHDRAWN DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE. THE AWARDS LISTED BELOW ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NO AWARD IS EVER GUARANTEED.

EXAMPLES OF CICA AWARDS

MODERATE BURNS TO THE FACE£3,500
SEVERE BURNS TO THE FACE£16,500
SCARRING TO THE FACE (SIGNIFICANT DISFIGUREMENT)£27,000
SCARRING TO THE FACE (SERIOUS DISFIGUREMENT)£11,000
PERMANENT TOTAL DEAFNESS IN 1 EAR£16,500
PERMANENT TOTAL DEAFNESS IN 2 EARS£44,000
PERMANENT BLURRED OR DOUBLE VISION (SLIGHT)£2,400
PERMANENT BLURRED DOUBLE VISION (MODERATE)£6,200
PERMANENT BLURRED DOUBLE VISION (SERIOUS)£13,500
STRAINED NECK OR WHIPLASH INJURY (DISABLING FOR MORE THAN 13 WEEKS)£1,000
STRAINED NECK OR WHIPLASH INJURY (SERIOUSLY DISABLING BUT NOT PERMANENT)£3,500
STRAINED NECK OR WHIPLASH INJURY (SERIOUSLY DISABLING AND PERMANENT)£11,000
LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE (PARTIAL LOSS OF SMELL, TASTE OR BOTH)£3,500
TOTAL LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE£11,000
TOTAL LOSS OF SMELL AND TASTE£16,500
DAMAGE TO ONE OR MORE FRONT TEETH REQUIRING CROWNS£1,000
DISLOCATED OR FRACTURED ELBOW (SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY)£1,500
DISLOCATED OR FRACTURED ELBOW (CONTINUING SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£6,200
FRACTURE OR DISLOCATION OF THUMB TO ONE HAND (CONTINUING SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£2,400
FRACTURE OR DISLOCATION OF THUMB TO BOTH HANDS (SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY)£3,500
FRACTURE OR DISLOCATION OF THUMB TO BOTH HANDS (SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£6,200
FRACTURED HAND (CONTINUING SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£3,500
DISLOCATED SHOULDER (CONTINUING SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£3,500
FRACTURED OR DISLOCATED WRIST INCLUDING SCAPHOID FRACTURE (SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY)£2,400
FRACTURED OR DISLOCATED WRIST INCLUDING SCAPHOID FRACTURE (CONTINUING SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY)£6,200
SPRAINED WRIST (DISABLING FOR 13 WEEKS OR MORE)£1,000
SPRAINED WRIST (BOTH, FOR 13 WEEKS OR MORE)£1,800

SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE

Compensation for sexual and physical abuse can range from £1000
to £44,000. Additional payments may be made in some
circumstances.

Any award made will depend on whether there was a pattern of abuse, how many assailants were involved and whether they acted together and how long the abuse lasted. Additional awards may also, be made where a victim has lost a foetus, become pregnant or contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

Due to the sensitive nature of these injuries and the graphic language used, we have opted not to list example awards for these injuries.

If you would like specific information regarding the potential value of your claim, please request a callback and Alison will take you through the tariff guide.

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Alison McCormack

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