Personal Injury Claim For

Criminal Injury


Imagine the nightmare scenario: you are the victim of a crime and sustain injuries. For example, you might have been assaulted, been a victim of road rage or even been subjected to sexual abuse / assault. It is a terrifying thought, but unfortunately it does happen.

Whilst we all know that the police will handle the criminal investigation into your incident, they are not responsible for paying you any damages for your injuries. The criminal won’t be made to pay damages either. So what can you do?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was set up to award compensation to innocent victims of crime. Whether physical or psychological, you may be entitled to bring a claim for your injuries, even if the perpetrator is never prosecuted.

We are here to handle your claim for you, leaving you to concentrate on recovering from your ordeal and restore normality to your life.


Unfortunately, the CICA does not pay our legal costs for assisting you with your claim. Therefore, we do charge a fee for handling the case, via a Damages Based Agreement (DBA). However, there is no up-front cost. The charges are applied only if your claim is successful, at the very end of your case.

Our fee depends on the amount you are awarded by the CICA. This is usually 25% of the total award (inclusive of VAT). So, if you are awarded £4,000.00, we will deduct £1,000.00 for our charges and send you £3,000.00.

Our DBA is issued on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything. Therefore, there is no risk to you in seeing whether your claim meets the criteria for a CICA damages award.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Criminal Injury Claims

If you have an eligible criminal injury claim, the CICA has an online application form which we complete on your behalf, with your assistance. That form is submitted to the CICA and they will investigate the claim in full. It often takes a while to receive a response, especially if there is an ongoing police investigation. Eventually, however, they will return with a decision whether your criminal injury claim meets the criteria and will either make an award of damages or reject the claim.

The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a public body which awards damages to people who have suffered injuries as a result of a criminal act.

Anyone (of any age) who has been injured as the victim of a crime may be entitled to bring a criminal injury claim. However, to bring a claim:

  • The crime must have been reported to the police;
  • In most cases, the claim must be brought within two years of the incident.

You have 2 years from the date of the injury to bring a criminal injury claim for compensation – unless you can show that there is good reason why it has taken longer. For example, in sexual abuse or assault cases where victims have not felt capable of bringing the claim.

All types of assaults, e.g. fights, unprovoked attacks, interrupting a burglary etc.

  • Road rage incidents
  • Rape / sexual assaults
  • Psychological abuse
  • Terrorist attacks


If you have any questions about your criminal injury claim and would like to speak to a specialist, then we can help. Levi Direct will provide a free, no-obligation initial consultation with you. This is to ensure we understand the circumstances of your case and the strength of your claim from the outset.

We work on a No Win, No Fee basis which means if your claim is rejected, we do not charge anything: so it can’t hurt to ask! For more information call us on 0800 988 7756 or submit an enquiry.

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What Could I Claim?

Severe PTSD: £45,840 – £96,800

Moderate PTSD: £4,900 – £45,840

Less severe travel anxiety: £1,290 – £4,900

Serious brain damage: £235,790 – £337,000

Severe brain damage: £175,000 – £235,790

Moderate brain damage: £75,900 – £175,000

Serious head injury: £12,820 – £75,900

Mild head injury: £1,840 – £12,820

Total blindness and deafness: Up to £337,700

Loss of sight in one eye: £41,200 – £45,840

Total loss of hearing in one ear: £26,180 – £38,060

Total loss of taste and smell: Up to £32,780

Dental injuries: £910 – £31,900

Fracture of the jaw: £5,390 – £25,490

Fracture of the nose: £2,120 – £19,330

Severe shoulder injury: £16,060 – £41,050

Fractured clavicle / collar bone: £4,200 – £12,000

Dislocation of shoulder: £10,500 – £15,820

Moderate shoulder injury: £6,600 – £16,060

Minor shoulder injury: £1,500 – £6,600

Severe neck injury: £46,810 – £124,030

Moderate neck injury: £11,500 – £46,810

Minor neck injury: £2,050 – £11,500

Severe back injury: £58,300 – £134,590

Moderate back injury: £23,210 – £58,300

Minor back injury: £1,000 – £23,210

Loss of both arms: £201,300 – £250,800

Severe arm injury: £80,410 – £109,450

Severe elbow injury: £13,090 – £26,790

Moderate arm or elbow injury: £5,500 – £16,060

Total loss of both hands: £117,700 – £168,520

Severe wrist injury or hand injury: £30,820 – £70,700

Amputation of index and middle or ring fingers: £51,760 – £75,900

Less serious hand and wrist injuries: £12,100 – £24,260

Minor hand injuries: £1000 – £3,630

Severe leg injury: £43,890 – £235,790

Moderate leg injury: £10,530 – £48,390

Less serious leg injury: £3,300 – £10,530

Amputation of both feet: £141,630 – £168,520

Severe foot injury: £70,210 – £91,660

Moderate foot injury: £11,050 – £70,210

Minor foot injury: £5,860 – £11,050

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If you wish to discuss a personal injury claim and your options,call our team now on 0800 988 7756

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