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‘Fleeing Criminal’ Injury

If you have been injured by a fleeing criminal then you may be entitled to an award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This may be where a bystander is pushed to the floor by a fleeing shoplifter or struck by a vehicle when the criminal is evading capture by the police.

The actual crime being committed at the time does not have to be a crime of violence as in the example above of the fleeing shoplifter – it is being knocked over that is the crime of violence giving the entitlement to claim.

You can also claim if you are injured while assisting the police or other law enforcement officers in the apprehension of a criminal. Again the criminal does not have to be involved in a crime of violence but it must be shown that the injured person was taking an exceptional but, in all the circumstances, justified risk.

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 at the bottom 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 a claim.

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