Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

A criminal act can have a huge impact on your life particularly where you have suffered from injuries. This could have been when you intervened in a crime taking place or if you yourself were the victim of a crime. You may not just have suffered from physical injuries, but you may be trying to cope with the mental scars caused by the criminal act you were put through.

If you have been injured during a crime, you can claim compensation from a government body called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, also known as CICA. This compensation can help you to pay for the treatment you need to recover and help you to start rebuilding your life.

There are large numbers of rules and restrictions that are applied to CICA claims and it is important that you use a solicitor who has experience in this area. This will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

The process is similar to making a personal injury claim. We will still need to obtain a medical report about your injuries and provide photographs and evidence of the claim you are making. The difference is that a panel will review your claim and make a decision on it, rather than it going into a court of law.

Using all our experience and expertise, we will make this process as stress free as possible.

Why Choose Longfords Solicitors?

Longford Solicitors have been serving the legal needs of the Greater Manchester and Lancashire people for over 20 years now and this demonstrates our commitment to providing you with the best service we can.

Friendly and approachable, we aim to provide you with a plain speaking, jargon free experience when you talk to us as we know how frustrating lots of legal language can be.

You may be concerned about the cost of legal representation and the fee structure is slightly different from other personal injury claims. There is nothing to pay up front and when you receive your compensation, we will take the amount that we agreed with you at the start of your claim.

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