Exceptional risk claims

If you sustain an injury which is directly attributable to you taking an exceptional and justified risk you may be entitled to a compensation award from the CICA.

Such a risk is defined as:

a. apprehending an offender or suspected offender;

b. preventing a crime;

c. containing or remedying the consequences of a crime; or

d. assisting a Constable who is acting for one or more of the purposes described in paragraphs (a) to (c).

Such a risk does not arise if it is taken in the course of a person’s work.  In this instance it will not be considered exceptional.  An example is a Fireman who enters a building that has been deliberately set on fire.  If he suffers injury he will not be in a position to claim from the CICA whereas a passer-by who runs into a building that has been deliberately set alight in an attempt to assist the emergency services will be in a position to make an 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 with complete confidentiality and give you the best advice as regards the strength of your claim and how much you may be awarded. We will answer all your questions so that you can decide whether you want to proceed with your application to the CICA. If you do; we are here for you and we can help.
  • email us 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 when you need it most.