CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD
CICA TARIFF SCHEME

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board tariff scheme for calculating the amount of compensation to be paid in qualifying cases was introduced in 1996 and subsequently amended in 2001 and again in 2008. The new tariff scheme applies to all applications made after 2001 and the value of an award is fixed according to a scale set by Parliament which defines the maximum levels of compensation.

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Tariff Scheme Levels

There are 25 levels of compensation in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board tariff scheme for injuries ranging up to £250,000 and additional compensation may be available up to a maximum of a further £250,000 for lost earnings or special expenses with a combined maximum amount payable of £500,000.

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Multiple Injuries

In cases involving multiple injuries only the three most serious are considered in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board tariff scheme and the value for pain and suffering of those that are less serious are discounted by a set rate to establish the total amount of the award as follows :-

  • 100 % of the scale value for the worst
  • 30 % of the scale value for the next most serious
  • 15 % of the scale value for the least

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Fatal Injuries

In the case of a fatal injury there is a fixed amount payable dependent on the number of people who are eligible to claim. If only one person is entitled to claim the amount is set at £11,000 however if there is more than one qualifying claimant then each will receive £5,500. There are restricted groups that can qualify to claim following a death :-

  • A parent or child including those who were not the natural parent or child but who were accepted as such by the deceased
  • The formal husband or wife of the deceased who was living with the deceased immediately before the date of death
  • A partner who was living with the deceased and had been doing so for at least two years before death including same sex partners
  • A former spouse who was financially supported by the deceased immediately before the date of death may be eligible for a reduced amount of compensation for dependency

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Funeral Expenses

It may be possible for the person who paid the funeral expenses to claim a reasonable sum from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board even if that person does not come into one of the qualifying categories outlined above.

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Other Dependents

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board also has discretion to pay sums to other qualifying claimants who may have been supported by the deceased if they were financially dependent on the deceased who considered himself to have parental responsibilities.

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Physical & Sexual Abuse

Compensation can be claimed for physical and sexual abuse up to a maximum sum of £33,000 even if the abuse took place over a long period of time. The CICA may chose to make one award to cover a series of incidents rather than compensate each one individually. Additional compensation may also be payable if pregnancy or infection with a sexually transmitted disease including HIV/aids occurred as a direct result of that abuse.

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Personal Injury Solicitors

We are a specialist compensation service which deals with Criminal Injuries Compensation Board claims on a no win no fee basis and if the application is unsuccessful, for any reason whatsoever, you will not pay us one penny. 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 initial advice.

 

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