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How To Make A CICA Claim For Broken Bones

If you have been the victim of a violent crime, you could be left with a wide range of physical injuries, such as broken bones or bodily scarring. You may also potentially suffer from psychological damage following the incident. To help people who have been the victim of a violent crime, the government might allow you to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). In this guide, we will explore who the CICA are and when you could be eligible to make a CICA claim for broken bones.

Additionally, we will discuss whether you could claim for multiple injuries, the time limits you must adhere to and the different forms of compensation you could be awarded. We also explore how our experienced solicitors could work with you on your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

Hopefully, we will answer all of your questions, but if you would like to speak to one of our advisors without any obligation, you can:

  • Contact us via our website

  • Use the live chat function at the bottom of your screen.

What Is The CICA?

The CICA was created to compensate victims of violent crimes. Covering England, Scotland, and Wales, the CICA administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 to assess eligible claims and determine how much compensation you will receive for your injuries using the tariff of injuries. It is a government funded scheme.

The CICA encourage you to seek compensation via other avenues before claiming through them. For example, you could claim against a vicariously liable party or directly against the perpetrator. However, this might not always be an option. For example, you may not know the identity of the perpetrator, or they may not have the money available to pay you compensation. In these instances, you could instead make your claim through the CICA.

You can continue reading our guide to see if you could be eligible to make a CICA claim for broken bones. You can also contact our advisors with any questions you may have.

How To Make A CICA Claim For Broken Bones

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To make a criminal injury compensation claim for broken bones through the CICA you will need to ensure that you have a valid case. There are certain requirements that you must meet, and these are:

  • The incident must have happened in England, Scotland, Wales or other relevant place e.g. on a ship that is registered to one of these countries.

  • You are the victim of violent crime as defined by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This includes arson, physical attacks and sexual abuse.

You will need to have reported the incident to the police.

What Evidence Do You Need When Making A CICA Claim For Broken Bones

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirement, there is certain evidence you will need to present when making a CICA claim for broken bones. This is:

  • A crime reference number. This is given to you when you have reported the incident to the police.

  • Proof that you meet the residency requirements.

  • Medical evidence of the injuries you are seeking compensation for.

The CICA will be able to liaise with the police for any additional information they may need.

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Can You Claim Multiple Injury Compensation Through The CICA?

If you have suffered multiple injuries, such as multiple fractures, you can claim for them through the CICA. For example, if you have a broken arm and also a broken leg, you would be able to claim for both injuries.

Under the multiple injuries formula, you could receive compensation for up to three injuries. The amount you would receive for each injury from the fixed tariff within the CICA Scheme are as follows:

  • 100% for the highest-valued and most serious injury.

  • 30% for the second-highest valued injury.

  • 15% for the third-highest valued injury.

Is There A Time Limit For Claiming Criminal Injuries Compensation?

Usually, you have two years from the date of the incident to start a CICA claim for your injuries. If exceptional circumstances prevented you from starting your claim within this time period, exceptions could be made to this time limit. However, the CICA will assess these on a case-by-case basis.

If you were injured while under the age of 18, the time limits are as follows:

  • If you reported the incident to the police, you will have two years to begin the claiming process from your 18th birthday.

  • If you are now over the age of 18, but did not report the incident to the police, you will have two years to begin the claiming process from the date you make this report. You will also need to prove you were unable to make this report sooner due to exceptional circumstances.

Contact us today to see if you are still within the time limit to begin a CICA claim for broken bones.

How Much Fracture Injury Compensation Could You Receive Through The CICA?

Following a successful CICA claim for broken bones, you will receive compensation for your injuries.

The CICA will refer to the tariff of injuries within the Scheme to determine the value of your injuries. Since this is a fixed tariff, you will receive the exact amount that is listed that correlates with your injury (unless the multiple injuries formula applies, as we stated above).

When valuing your injuries, the CICA will take into consideration several factors, including:

  • The type of injury suffered.

  • The security of the injury.

  • What physical and psychological impacts were suffered.

Below is a table containing some of the tariff amounts for different broken bone injuries. Please note that the first entry has not come from the tariff.

InjuryCompensation TariffDescription
Multiple Serious Injuries With A Loss of Earnings and Special ExpensesUp to £500,000Compensation for suffering multiple criminal injuries that are serious in nature as well as a loss of earnings and special expenses.
Face£11,000Multiple face fractures e.g. Le Fort fractures
£6,200Fractured jaw bone requiring an operation and resulting in a continuing significant disability.
Radius (forearm bone)£11,000Both arms are fractures resulting in a continuing significant disability.
Elbow£6,200Dislocation or fracture of one elbow resulting in a continuing significant disability.
Tibia (shin bone)£4,600One leg is fractures causing a continuing significant disability.
Skull£3,500A simple skull fracture that requires an operation.
Hand£3,500Fracture of one hand that causes a continuing significant disability.
Eye£2,400Fracture or blow out of the orbital bone cavity that requires an operation.
Humerus (upper arm bone)£1,500One arm is fractured but a substantial recovery is made.

Financial Losses in A CICA Claim

You may also be able to claim for special expenses. Under this, you could receive:

  • Equipment you need due to your injuries, e.g. an adapted car.

  • Adaptations to your home.

  • Care costs relating to the preparation of food or your bodily functions.

  • Items damaged during the incident that you relied upon as a physical aid e.g. glasses.

All of these costs must be reasonable, necessary, directly relating to the incident and not be available for free elsewhere.

You could also potentially receive compensation for any lost earnings the incident and your injuries have caused you to experience. However, in order to receive this, you will need to prove that your case meets the specific requirements.

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Make A CICA Claim For Broken Bones On A No Win No Fee Basis

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Our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis, and if your case is accepted, you may be offered a Conditional Fee Agreement by one of them. This particular agreement has several benefits, including:

  • Not having to pay upfront for the work done by your solicitor.

  • Not having to pay for ongoing work.

  • Nothing to pay for their services if the claim is unsuccessful.

A success fee will be due to your solicitor if the claim is successful. This is a percentage of your compensation but has legally imposed maximum.

To see if you could be eligible to work with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors for your CICA claim for broken bones, you can contact our advisory team by:

  1. Calling us on 0151 375 9916 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

  2. Filling in an online form on our website

  3. Using the live chat function at the bottom of your screen.

 

Read More About Making A Compensation Claim

As well as helping with criminal injury claims, we also provide guides on other topics, such as:

Some external resources you may find beneficial:

To see whether you could make a CICA claim for broken bones, contact our advisors today.

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