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Assault Compensation Solicitors - UK CICA Claim Lawyers

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004

Our assault compensation solicitors assist victims in making claims for personal injury to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) on a risk-free 'no win no fee*' basis which means that should the application be unsuccessful there will be no legal fees or expenses charged.


Offences Against the Person Act 1861

The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 outlines potential criminal charges that relate to violence against another which may give rise to application to the CICA. Robbery is defined as the combined act of theft and assault (or the threat of assault). There are 4 main categories of violent assault:

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

The CICA legislation sets out basic requirements that must be met in order for a victim to lodge a claim. Applications must usually be submitted to the CICA within two years from the date of the incident. The CICA has discretion to extend this time limit upon which our assault compensation solicitors can advise.

Those eligible to claim compensation are as follows:

An applicant seeking compensation must consider the following:

The CICA can deny claims or reduce compensation payable based on the following:


Murder is the offence of killing a person with intent to kill or to cause grievous bodily harm. The penalty is a mandatory life sentence and murderers are only released from prison when they have served a period (currently known as the 'tariff') considered necessary to meet the requirements of retribution and deterrence and when they are no longer a risk to society.

Assault Compensation Solicitors

Our assault compensation solicitors are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts and they provide legal advice at no cost on CICA applications. Consultation is free of charge and you are under no obligation to proceed with your claim. Contact us today. Simply complete the contact form or call our helpline or email our offices.

SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004


*legal information

Claims for compensation for violent crime can be made directly to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and no fee is usually payable.
You do not have to instruct a solicitor to represent you and if there are no complicated issues it may be to your advantage to claim directly.