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Criminal Injury Interview – Work Experience Student

Our work experience student, Yvonne Owusu, was tasked with interviewing a department in the Firm to find out more about it and the day-to-day responsibilities of the team.   Yvonne chose Criminal Injury and interviewed both members of the team, Gabrielle and Millie. Read on for the Work Experience Criminal Injury interview in full!  …

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Common misinformation provided by the Police – CICA claims

When thinking about applying for a criminal injury claim, it is crucial that a client has all the necessary information to make an informed decision.   Representatives are always a good place to ask questions about your eligibility for a claim, but it happens all too often when wrong or misinformation provided by the police…

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Can other means of compensation have an effect on my CICA claim?

Trying to obtain compensation through multiple means may seem like the best option, unfortunately this is the main cause for an applicant’s final award to diminish.   When it comes to compensation, it is important to note that you can only be compensated for the same incident once. Therefore, it is crucial that you choose…

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CICA claims and timescales FAQ

It is extremely common for applicants to the CICA scheme to be confused and even frustrated by the length of time it takes for their claim to complete.   Simply put, it is the unfortunate nature of most CICA claims that they are not quick to complete. This is broadly because as a government scheme…

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Obtaining police information – The first stage of the CICA process

Once your claim application has been submitted to the CICA, they will begin investigating your claim. The beginning of their investigation involves obtaining police information about you and your incident.   This information usually comprises of: A copy of the police report on the incident you are seeking to claim for A convictions check for…

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Five tips to ensure a successful CICA claim

CICA claims have a number of crucial factors which can affect their success. If you are unaware of these issues, you could have your claim rejected and be barred from receiving any compensation.   Below are the top tips we would advise you follow to help ensure your claim will be successful.     You…

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How you can help to speed up your Criminal Injury Compensation (CICA) Claim

There is no doubt that CICA claims can be a lengthy process. One that many clients will want to conclude as fast as possible, especially regarding the sensitive nature of these types of claims.   Luckily, there are certain things that an Applicant can do which will ensure the claims process is as smooth as…

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Obtaining Police Information – The First Stage of the CICA Process

Once your claim application has been submitted to the CICA, they will begin investigating your claim. The beginning of their investigation involves requesting information from the police about you and your incident.   This information usually consists of: A copy of the police report on the incident you are seeking to claim for. A convictions…

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Police Co-operation and CICA Claims

A key factor in the success of CICA claims is an applicant’s co-operation with the police regarding their incident.   It is not uncommon for applicants to become confused about what this means and it is often the case that the foundation for co-operation has been set in stone before clients even seek to claim.…

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Debunking The Most Common Misconceptions About CICA Claims

An article for those in doubt.   Many potential applicants for CICA claims have certain preconceptions about how the CICA scheme works and what they are entitled to receive. These are the most commonly debunked:   CICA claims get victims compensation from the person who caused their injuries This is not the case. Any compensation…

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