The CICA can award compensation of up to £500,000 to a victim of a violent crime. Even though compensation is limited, it can be a lifeline as it is usually impossible to recover compensation from the person who caused your injury.
It is possible to make a claim to the CICA without a solicitor. This can work in straightforward cases but, if you have suffered a serious and complex injury, it is advisable to get specialist legal advice.
Even though the CICA will not pay your solicitors, experienced solicitors such as Novum Law will almost certainly help you recover more compensation than you would otherwise get. This will more than cover the legal costs incurred.
Quite often, we are asked to step in to help clients resolve CICA claims when they have started them themselves, and where they feel the CICA is offering compensation that would under-compensate them. We are happy to help in these circumstances but find it more effective if we can get involved at the outset and can immediately instruct the best experts to help you with your claim.