A criminal injury is defined as any injury which is sustained by an innocent party as a result of a criminal act perpetrated by another party. The nature of the crime can vary widely. It may be that you are injured directly as a result of an assault upon your person - getting stabbed during a mugging, for example, or being the victim of a random street attack.

Our solicitors are personal injury specialists who deal with no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. The CICA was established to ensure that victims of violent crime are offered statutory compensation.

CICA Criteria

The following criteria apply for no win no fee criminal injury compensation claims:

  • the incident should have been reported to the police promptly
  • value of the injuries should be £1,000 or greater
  • a claim should normally be made within two years of the violent incident
  • behaviour of all the parties before, during, and after the incident is considered
  • the victim should not have provoked the incident
  • unspent convictions are taken into account
  • the victim must co-operate fully with the CICA and the police
  • a claim may be made even if there was no criminal conviction
  • motoring offences are not considered unless a vehicle is used as a weapon
  • compensation for family violence may be awarded provided the offender doesn't benefit.

Compensation claim calculator

Roll your mouse over the injured body part to reveal compensation figures.

Head, Brain & Eyes Injury

Head (Minor)

£1,625 - £9,400

Brain Damage (Less Severe)

£11,250 - £31,600

Brain Damage (Moderate)

£31,650 - £161,000

Brain Damage (Severe)

£161,000 - £297,000

Eyes (Minor)

£1,620 - £6,400

Eyes (Blindness)

£6,700 - £197,500

Head, Brain & Eyes Injury

Head (Minor)

£1,625 - £9,400

Brain Damage (Less Severe)

£11,250 - £31,600

Brain Damage (Moderate)

£31,650 - £161,000

Brain Damage (Severe)

£161,000 - £297,000

Eyes (Minor)

£1,620 - £6,400

Eyes (Blindness)

£6,700 - £197,500

Ears Injury

Hearing loss (Moderate)

£5,150 - £33,500

Hearing loss (in One Ear)

£23,000 - £33,500

Hearing loss (Total Deafness)

£66,650 - £80,600

Neck & Shoulder Injury

Neck (Minor)

£875 - £5,800

Neck (Moderate)

£5,800 - £28,300

Neck (Severe)

£33,400 - £109,000

Shoulder (Minor)

Up to £5,800

Shoulder (Moderate)

£5,800 - £9,400

Shoulder (Severe)

£9,400 - £35,300

Upper Arm Injury

Upper Arm (Minor)

£4,900 - £14,100

Upper Arm (Moderate)

£14,100 - £28,750

Upper Arm (Severe)

£28,750 - £96,250

Upper Body Injury

Chest (Minor)

Up to £13,200

Chest (Moderate)

£23,000 - £40,300

Chest (Severe)

£48,250 - £110,300

Lower Arm / Elbow Injury

Elbow (Minor)

Up to £9,250

Elbow (Less Severe)

£11,500 - £23,500

Elbow (Severe)

£28,750 - £40,300

Back Injury

Back (Minor)

Up to £9,200

Back (Moderate)

£9,200 - £28,500

Back (Severe)

£28,500 - £118,300

Hand & Wrist Injury

Hand Injury

£850 - £45,500

Wrist Injury

£2,600 - £44,000

Finger Injury

£1,450 - £27,000

Knee Injury

Knee (Moderate)

£10,900 - £19,250

Knee (Severe)

£19,250 - £70,700

Leg Injury

Leg (Less Serious)

£13,200 - £20,400

Leg (Moderate)

£20,400 - £28,800

Leg (Severe)

£28,800 - £100,000

Loss of 1 Leg

£77,000 - £101,000

Lose of 2 Legs

£177,000 - £207,250

Foot, Ankle & Toe Injury

Foot / Ankle (Modest)

£1,450 - £10,100

Foot / Ankle (Moderate)

£10,100 - £19,550

Foot / Ankle (Severe)

£23,000 - £51,200

Loss of Big Toe

In the region of £23,000

Loss of 1 Foot

£61,700 - £80,600

Loss of both Feet

£124,500 - £148,000


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