Claim for Secondary Victim of Criminal Act

If you have suffered psychological trauma as a result of witnessing or coming across the immediate aftermath of a crime of violence you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

The CICA is a government funded organisation that makes payments to victims of violent crime and this includes those with close ties to the victims of such crimes if they suffer psychological injury.

Shock, upset and grief are normal reactions and do not qualify for an award. There needs to be a diagnosed psychiatric condition resulting from either being present at the time of the assault or coming across its aftermath.

Making a claim to the CICA as a secondary victim is not straight forward and can be a long and complex process. Here at Criminal Injuries Claim Advice we have the expertise and knowledge to assist you with your claim from the outset. We can advise on the chances of success,complete and submit the application form for you. We will pursue the CICA for a resolution of your application, then advise on the level of compensation you should be awarded and obtain the required evidence to support your application.

To get the help you need to bring a claim for a financial award from the CICA get in touch with us today:

  • call Mike Massen on 0113 224 7804. We will listen in complete confidence and give you the best advice regarding the strength of your claim and how much you may be entitled to. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide if you want to proceed with your application to the CICA. If you do; we are here for you and can help.
  • email your contact details with as much information as you want to give us, and we will call or email you; just let us know what works best for you. Email us at info@cica-criminal-injury.co.uk 
  • pop your details in the contact box on the top right of this page and we will get back to you for a free, confidential chat to see how we can help you.

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to worry about the cost of bringing your claim.

Here to help you when you need it most.