Slee Blackwell Solicitors offer free legal training for charities on how to make a CICA Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claim.
The government’s CICA scheme exists to compensate victims of violent crimes. When various eligibility criteria are satisfied, the injured person will receive an amount according to a set “tariff” of injuries. Additional amounts for lost earnings, care and other “special” expenses may also be claimed in some circumstances.
Unfortunately the CICA scheme is not well publicised. furthermore, even when people find out about it they often have difficulty interpreting how the Scheme works and recovering all the compensation they are entitled to. This is particularly pertinent for survivors of abuse who are often so traumatised by their experiences that dealing with a complicated legal Scheme and the evidence it requires is simply too much to deal with.
Frustrated and saddened by numerous enquiries from people who had fallen foul of the CICA Scheme, specialist abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan has been offering FREE legal training for charities offering help to the survivors of abuse, in the hope that they will then be able to assist those they are supporting.
Elizabeth has delivered training to charities, including the Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Service and Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support. Training can be delivered remotely or, in person where the charity is located in the south west.
With an impressive track-record of maximising CICA compensation payouts for the victims of abuse, Elizabeth is an excellent person to guide charities and individuals about their applications and when further legal evidence or assistance may be needed.
Our most notable recent CICA successes include:-
- KT – increase from initial offer of £11,000 to £44,755 on review
- SR – increase from initial offer of £16,500 to £181,236 on appeal
- SH – increase from initial offer of £2,000 to £79,171 on appeal
- AW – increase from initial offer of £16,500 to £174,622 on appeal
If your charity would like to arrange free training on making and dealing with CICA claims, contact Elizabeth by calling 0333 888 0404 or emailing her at [email protected]