All you need to know about claiming criminal injury compensation in the UK, Europe and across the globe
On this page you will find a summary with links to our detailed articles setting out the compensation claims process for criminal injury victims whether claiming in the UK, Europe or elsewhere in the world. At the bottom of the page you will also find a link s to out criminal compensation FAQ, Q&A and blog together with external authority sites that you might find helpful.
To assist your ease of use – headings are used to group pages under the part of the claims process they describe. At the end of each page we provide a link to the next article we recommend.
You can make use of this website’s unique legal help facility at any time – allowing you to ask an online question or speak to a specialist solicitor free of charge.
If you have just suffered a criminal injury we recommend you follow each heading in order – you will be taken through everything you need to know to make a claim starting with what you must do immediately following your injury and ending with how to instruct a solicitor.
If you are already involved in a criminal injury claim – we suggest you read through each heading below, click on the link that is of most interest and you will be taken to an article that will answer all your questions and tell you what to do next.
The Immediate Steps Following Your Injury
Discover all about criminal injuries, how a criminal injury claim is different from an accident claim and when you are entitled to claim UK criminal compensation for an injury caused by an animal or a motor vehicle.
Find out what the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority is, why you must report your criminal injury to the police as quickly as possible and the practical steps you should take to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Making Your Criminal Injury Compensation Claim
Click this link to learn the alternative ways of claiming compensation for criminal injury in the UK, how easy it is to make an application to the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority even for non-English speakers and the time limits you have to start your claim.
Discover the process the UK Criminal Injury Compensation Authority will follow – from receiving your application to making a compensation payment.
On this page you will learn how it is still possible to succeed in a criminal compensation claim even when the person who caused your injury is not prosecuted or is found “not guilty” in a criminal trial.
Find out where your criminal injury must have happened for you to claim compensation from the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority, the assistance the CICA can give you in making an application from a foreign country and how to find out which countries around the world have criminal injury compensation schemes.
A quick guide to the steps to claiming criminal injuries compensation.
Calculating The Amount Of Your Criminal Compensation
Click above to discover the maximum amounts of criminal compensation you are entitled to claim in the UK, how the compensation is calculated when you have multiple injuries, the amount you can claim for the death of a loved one and the deductions made for any criminal convictions you may have.
Choosing The Best Lawyer To Make Your Claim
Find out why a personal injury lawyer is best able to provide the legal advice you need to make a criminal injury claim and the various guidance forms the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority provides to give you the confidence to start a criminal compensation claim on your own behalf.
Discover how to obtain criminal injury compensation advice from a UK solicitor for free and the cheapest options of funding your legal costs when free advice is not available.
Overview Of The Criminal Injury Procedure
Click criminal injuries claim to see a quick overview of the criminal injuries claims process.
Criminal Injury Claims Summary
This article guided you through the complete process of making a claim for criminal injury compensation in the UK.
Remember – at any time you can ask a question or make use of our online / telephone injury claim solicitors free help.