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    Welcome to the Criminal Claims Bureau website. This site is dedicated to helping the victims of crime seek compensation following their ordeal.

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    Our specialist team of claims advisors can help you make a compensation claim following crime related injury or trauma in the UK.

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  • If you have suffered injury or psychological harm as a result of a criminal act, you might be able to seek compensation.

    Whilst nothing will take away the trauma you have experienced, by making a claim you can at least focus on an outcome that may help rather than hinder your life. You have that opportunity.

    A claim can be made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, otherwise known as the CICA. This organisation run a government backed scheme aimed at compensating people who have been injured in the course of a crime. There are specific criteria that need to be met but the procedures can be very straightforward.

    You are able to claim directly to the CICA without legal representation if you so choose.  More information here

    We offer a No win No fee service for more complex cases. If you instruct us to handle your claim and you receive compensation, we charge 25% of any award inclusive of VAT. In the event that your case does not result in any award being paid we will make no charge. Case example: An award of £11,000 would result in a fee of £2750 leaving a net sum of £8250 compensation payable. If a case fails and no award is paid, no fee would be payable to us. Please also read about your cancellation rights.

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  • Sexual abuse or rape assault

    It is possible that you can make a compensation claim to the CICA if you satisfy the following criteria:

    1. You reported the matter to the police within a reasonable timeframe
    2. You then cooperated with the police at all times
    3. You apply for compensation within 2 years of the crime OR your report of the crime to the police.

    It does NOT matter if the perpetrator was prosecuted or if the court case is pending.

    It does NOT matter if no medical attention was sought after the incident.

  • Making a claim following a violent assault

    It is possible that you can make a compensation claim to the CICA if you satisfy the following criteria:

    1. You reported the matter to the police within a reasonable timeframe
    2. You then cooperated with the police at all times
    3. You apply for compensation within 2 years of the crime.
    4. It is expected that you seek medical attention for any injuries suffered. To not do so may affect your claim.

    It does NOT matter if the perpetrator was prosecuted or if the court case is pending.

    Each case must be considered on its own merit.