Claiming Compensation For Violent Crime
Blameless victims of violent crime are able to apply for government compensation for their injuries.
The money is paid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, which is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
The rules are set by parliament and the size of each payment is calculated using a Tariff of Injuries, with awards varying according to the seriousness of the injuries sustained.
The scheme is society’s way of recognising that you have been a victim. It is intended to be a last resort and if the opportunity exists to pursue a civil claim, this should be explored first.
CICA also expects you to have taken reasonable steps to obtain any social security benefits and insurance payments for which you may be entitled as a result of your injuries.
A new scheme was introduced 2012 that covers all applications received on or after November 27 that year.
CICA currently handles up to 40,000 compensation applications each year, paying out more than £200m to victims of violent crime.
Macks Solicitors can help you with your claim, making the whole process as smooth and easy as possible and ensuring that you receive the maximum award for your injuries.
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After a stolen car crashed into me on NYE, I came to Macks to see what was available for me, and my case was dealt with James and Demi who have been amazing throughout. Kept me informed at every step and made everything completely stress free for me! Would definitely recommend getting in touch if your involved and injured in an accident your not at fault for.
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I used Mack’s solicitors for a personal injury claim, Rebecca Montague and her staff were excellent in every way. I found the whole procedure stress free and was kept informed at every stage and had regular discussions along the way with an eventual positive outcome. Thank you Rebecca !
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I can’t thank the PI team enough for making it so easy for me.
Highly recommended Macks Solicitors (James & Demi) kept me up to date, answered any questions and gave me the best advice throughout I can’t thank them enough for making it so easy for me. My phone was useless with calls (signal issues) so they emailed, sent letters and left me voicemails to keep me updated, claim was processed so quick they were brilliant.
Accident at Work Claim ? i would recommend anyone use Macks
Had a accident at work and from start to finish Macks have been very helpful the staff are always their to help very professional I would recommend anyone to use them.
A positive outcome in a complex case
Rebecca Montague Dealt with my claim and right from our first conversation she made me feel confident that she would do her best for me. Rebecca was genuinely interested to find out how I actually felt about each stage of the case and I was involved from start to finish. If Rebecca was off any query I had would be dealt with by her colleague or secretary. I have had an extremely positive relationship with this firm and was lucky in that I had a positive outcome in a complex case but this is not the reason I rate this firm a 5. I can only speak from experience and so Rebecca and her team get a 5 because it was always about me and they didn’t give up when things got difficult. Thank you I would have no hesitation in using your firm again.
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100% professional services. This is the second time I have used the firm absolutely can’t fault the corespondents between all the staff who work there. They do exactly what you ask them to do. And advise you on the best routes to get what you are installed too. Highly recommended the company many thanks for handling my claim hopefully I won’t have anymore accidents at work but if I do I know who I’m going to call. Many thanks James Pritchard you really are amazing at your job, been a pleasure.
More than impressed
I was more than impressed by the standard of professionalism from the first meeting with James Pritchard and the staff. We are all living in difficult times and I am delighted to say that I was fully supported at every stage of my claim. James always kept me fully informed of all developments and I am delighted to recommend them for first class service, attention to detail and communication from start to finish.
I will always use Macks Solicitors and would take the opportunity to thank all staff for the friendly advice and smooth communication from the very start.
Would Highly recommend
From the outset, communication with this company was first class. I was kept fully informed during the whole process in relation to the progress of my claim. I felt that the company went above and beyond to assist with getting the best outcome for me. The person dealing with my claim was very thorough, courteous, polite; and made it so easy for me to deal with. On the whole, my experience from start to finish was excellent; and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future. Would Highly recommend.