No win, no fee terrorism CICA claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced criminal injuries lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Specialists in terrorism claims
The likelihood of being involved in an act of terrorism is still minimal in the UK and many other parts of the world. However, in our experience, people affected bear the physical and psychological scars of this devastating damage for years to come. Their families also suffer too.
Knowing where to turn after being involved in such a traumatic event, or the aftermath, can be extremely difficult – particularly if you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a terrorist attack.
Our team will not only guide you through the process of making a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), but will also advise as to potential civil claims, in which damages for life-changing physical and psychological injuries, to recover loss of earnings and importantly to cover the costs of much needed ongoing treatment, and future rehabilitation and care can be pursued, as is the case in our representation of victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing.
We understand that no amount of money will ever take away your pain and suffering, but it may help to make life more comfortable in the future.
CICA terrorism claims
Incidents classed as terrorist acts can include:
- Suicide bombing.
- Biological attack.
- Chemical attack.
Our criminal injury lawyers can help if, as a result of a terror attack, you;
- Suffered a physical injury.
- Suffered a psychological injury.
- Lost a loved one.
- Suffered nervous shock as a result of being in close proximity to the incident.
The amount of terrorism compensation you can claim depends on the circumstances, injuries sustained and the impact they have on your daily life. Claims can be made for one or more of the following;
- Damages for injuries, pain and suffering.
- Loss of past or future earnings (at a rate of statutory sick pay).
- Specialist aids or adaptations in and around the home.
- Care and support costs.
- Bereavement payments.
- Funeral costs.
- Child dependency payments.
- Family dependency payments.
Damages for injuries, loss of income and rehabilitation
Our team will guide you through the process of making a claim and can also advise as to potential civil claims, in which damages for life-changing physical and psychological injuries, to recover loss of earnings and importantly to cover the costs of much needed ongoing treatment, and future rehabilitation and care can be pursued.
Being awarded compensation does not require the perpetrator to be convicted. As long as the incident has been acknowledged as a terror attack by the appropriate authorities CICA can provide compensation for victims.
If you’re a victim of terrorism and you want to claim compensation, please get in touch today.
Ensuring you get the criminal injury compensation you deserve
How to make a terrorism injury claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Submit CICA application
We will gather details of your claim, complete and submit an application online.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and gather evidence to support any loss of earnings claim.
The CICA will confirm whether they accept your claim and, if accepted, they will make an offer. We will assess the CICA’s decision and advise you whether it should be accepted, reviewed or appealed.
We will make submissions on your behalf in any appeal where we believe their decision or offer is incorrect.
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How does the CICA scheme help victims of terrorism?
The perpetrators of terrorist attacks are often killed during the act or as a result of police intervention.
In cases where the person responsible cannot be brought to justice, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) recognises the pain and suffering endured by innocent casualties and provides them with compensation settlements.
Whilst no amount of money will ever be able to make up for the loss of a loved one or any injuries suffered, it can help victims and their families to feel that there is a wider acknowledgement of what happened to them.
What can I claim terrorism compensation for?
The amount of terrorism compensation you can claim will depend on the injuries sustained both physical and/or psychological, along with loss of earnings and special expenses.
What time limits are there for making a claim?
To claim terrorism injury compensation for a UK attack, you usually have to register your claim to the CICA within two years of the date of the incident.
However, there are often exceptions which can be made and the time limits can vary, depending on the different type of injuries sustained – and whether you were well enough to make a claim. This is determined on a case-by-case basis, so we obviously advise that you contact us to register your case as soon as possible.
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