Claiming compensation via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is not easy and a process for which claimants are best served by having appropriate legal assistance.
The key pitfalls that claimants try to navigate include the following;
Claiming out of time – you have two years to make a claim unless it relates to a period of abuse. It may be that psychological trauma has accounted for the delay and the onus is on the claimant to prove this.
Having a criminal record can prejudice the claim.
Declaring inaccurate information as part of the process.
Not responding to requests for information.
If you need help with a CICA claim either at the outset or part way through the process then don’t hesitate to contact SHU Law on 0114 2256666.