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CICA Appeal Solicitor – Criminal Injury Compensation Appeal Panel - CICAP

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004

During a Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) application the claimant will be given written notification detailing all important decisions in addition to information regarding eligibility for internal review by a more senior case officer and appeals to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP). A CICA appeal solicitor can request review or appeal of decisions taken by the CICA at every stage of the application process.

CICA Case Review and Appeal

The CICA includes case review forms when submitting the written notice of its decision to a claimant. A claimant can appeal the CICA’s decision by requesting a review by a more senior case officer. If the claimant is unhappy with the senior officer’s decision they can appeal it.

The CICA gives 30 days notice from the date of their decision for the claimant to appeal. If new evidence is availed which proves that the awarded amount is unfair, the CICA can increase or reduce the proposed compensation.

The claimant is also eligible to further appeal the CICA’s decision to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP) for reconsideration.

Written notification of CICA’s initial decision including appeal forms is used to make an appeal to the CICAP. The CICAP is an independent body whose decisions are binding.

In addition the CICA may re-open a case within 2 years however at its discretion the CICA can extend that period.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel - CICAP

There are several reasons why an application can be rejected or the compensation amount reduced by the CICA. Subject to appeal to CICAP, the CICA has the right to refuse or reduce an award if:-

CICA Appeal Solicitors

Our CICA appeal solicitors are members of the Law Society panel of personal injury experts. We provide initial advice on CICA appeals to CICAP at no cost. We will also, in appropriate cases, appeal CICA decisions in respect to rejected claims or inadequate awards. Call our helpline today to speak to a solicitor or complete in the contact form or email our offices and we will get back to you.

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004