UK CRIMINAL INJURY BOARD COMPENSATION

No Win No Fee which is more formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) works on the basis that the representative acting in the claim is only entitled to be paid his fee if he wins the case. If the case is lost then the representative will lose any fees that he may have earned and must write them off. Our claims are completely risk free and you will not be asked to fund or finance your claim as it proceeds. The Criminal Injury Board does not make any contribution towards legal costs and we only make a charge in the event of a satisfactory outcome resulting in payment of compensation. Legal Aid is not and never has been available for these applications.

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Tariff Scheme

The compensation payable by the Criminal Injury Board is determined by a tariff scheme whereby each injury or trauma is given a scale value. If there are multiple injuries only the worst three are considered and a reduction on a sliding scale is applied to the lesser two injuries. Certain other special expenses may be eligible for an award of compensation by the Criminal Injury Board including lost earnings or earning capacity for longer than 28 weeks as a direct consequence of the injury.

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Fatal Injuries

In the event of a fatality caused by criminal activity there are a number of classes of people including dependents who can claim an award from the Criminal Injury Board. The amount of award paid for a sole claimant is £11,000 however if there is more than one claimant the amount reduces to £5,500 per applicant. In addition a person who is not in one of these classes who has paid the funeral expenses can claim a reasonable amount to cover these expenses.

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Time Limits

An application for compensation for physical or mental trauma must be made in writing to the Criminal Injury Board as soon as possible and certainly within two years of the date of the incident which caused the injury however a claims officer may waive this time limit but such discretion is only exercised in unusual circumstances where it is reasonable and in the interests of justice to do so.

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Specialist Solicitors

We are a specialist compensation service which deals with Criminal Injury Board claims on a no win no fee basis and if the application is unsuccessful, for any reason whatsoever, we will not make any charge to you. We are an independent company with no connection to the CICA. Our claims are completely risk free and you do not have to pay for any expenses during the course of the claim. We have a client centred approach and will focus entirely on your needs by providing vigorous and committed expert representation to ensure that you receive fair and equitable compensation for your injuries. If you would like free advice on the telephone, without obligation, just phone the helpline or complete the contact form. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our advice.

 

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