CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION - SCOTLAND CLAIMS
Criminal injury compensation claims in Scotland are dealt with by offices situted in Glasgow and London that also deal with claims arising in England and Wales. The legislation for criminal injury compensation claims in Scotland is the same as that for the rest of the United Kingdom except for Northern Ireland which has different regulations that are administered from offices situated in Belfast.
SOLICITORS HELPLINE 0844 414 3634
Victim Support Scotland
UK Victim Support which is staffed by volunteers consists of 3 charitable organisations covering England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland which helps well over a million victims and witnesses of crime every year. Victim Support which is an independent organisation is not part of the police or courts is a free service and is available to everyone whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
Scottish National Office
15/23 Hardwell Close
Telephone: 0131 668 4486
Fax: 0131 662 5400
CICA Appeals Panel
130 St Vincent Street
Telephone: 0141 275 4600
Fax: 0141 275 4601
Criminal Injury Compensation Scotland
300 Bath Street
Tel - 0141 331 2726
Fax - 0141 331 2287
24/7 HELPLINE 0844 414 3634
NORTHERN IRELAND CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION SCHEME (CICS) 2002
On 01 May 2002 a tariff based scheme came into effect in Northern Ireland. The new scheme is based on a tariff for any specific trauma and each person with the same injury will receive the same amount of money. There are several reasons why an applicants award may be denied or reduced and the Agency must now give the exact reason for the decision. The new scheme which makes more people eligible for bereavement payments also allows greater recognition of psychological injuries and allows payment to people who were not at the scene of the crime. There is now no outright ban on people with convictions however there is a penalty points system in place which may cause reduction or denial of an award. Victims of childhood sexual assault / sexual abuse prior to 01 May 2002 may submit an application for an award under the tariff scheme. Immediately after an assault you should report the incident to the police without delay and record the command and control number they give you for your records. You should also immediately seek medical attention.
Northern Ireland CIC Agency
34 Upper Queen Street Belfast
Tel: 029 9024 9944
Victim Support Northern Ireland
70/74 Ann Street
tel: 028 9024 4039
fax: 028 9031 3838
We are a specialist claims service which deals with CICA claims on a no win no fee basis. You do not have to pay for any expenses or insurance as the claim proceeds. We are an independent company with no connection to the CICA. Our claims are completely risk free and if the application is unsuccessful, for any reason whatsoever, we will not make any charge to you for dealing with matters relating to criminal injury compensation Scotland and England and Wales CICA offices are located in Glasgow and London and are parts of the same organisation administered under the same statute whereas Northern Ireland has it own scheme with separate, but similar, legislation and is administered in Belfast. If you would like free advice on the telephone, without obligation, on CICA claims, anywhere in the UK just phone 0845 177 0700 or complete the contact form.
SOLICITORS HELPLINE 0844 414 3634