In cases involving children, compensation is subject to the final control of the protection court, which ensures that independent pricing is carried out by a bailiff and verified before payment. An introductory guide for potential applicants, a comprehensive programme guide, a special supplement for child abuse cases and an application form are available from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, Tay House, 300 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4LN, United Kingdom. Tel. 0141-331-2726, fax: 0141-3331-2287, www.cica.gov.uk. For injuries in Northern Ireland, further information is available from The Compensation Agency, Royston House, 34 Upper Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6FD, Northern Ireland; Tel. 028-9024-9944, www.compensationni.gov.uk. Our contact details are email@example.com and 0113 320 5000 Before explaining how long a claim to compensation for criminal injuries lasts, it is important to understand why CICA was created and what it must accomplish. Once equipped with this knowledge, it becomes much easier to estimate the number of cases they face and to place their complex workload in context. If an applicant was a child under the age of 18 at the time of the criminal incident, they have up to 20 years of age to apply. How long does it take to conclude a CICA claim? If you need to find out which systems were in effect before June 13, 2019, check the 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2012 programs. When a person is on treatment and their prognosis is unclear, a decision can only be made when a precise prognosis can be established. When a child has been adopted, adoptive parents are very often left to pursue the claim with little or no instructions, and it may then be fortunate that they find the path of suitably qualified consultants. If you would like us to act on your behalf as a lawyer, please contact our CICA Claims team – we can even take care of your case, even if you have already started it personally, but feel you need legal help.
If necessary, we can contact CICA about the progress of an application, write a letter to support your claims or help you appeal. The decision-making process consists of two stages….