Accident & Injury Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation

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Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you have suffered an injury in consequence of a violent crime you might be able to claim compensation.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government backed body whose function is to administer and pay compensation to victims who have suffered a physical or psychological injury in consequence of a crime.

The following criteria must be satisfied before you may be eligible:-

  1. You must have suffered a sufficiently serious injury – requiring at least two doctors appointments or a recovery time of six weeks.
  2. The injury must have been sustained in England, Wales or Scotland.
  3. You must immediately report the injury to the police and cooperate with their enquiries.
  4. The claim must be filed with CICA within two years of the injury being sustained. In limited circumstances a claim may be made out of time but this is complicated and you should seek specialist advice.

In addition you may be entitled to compensation even if your injury is the accidental by product of a crime (for example, being struck by a car driven by criminals fleeing the scene of the crime). Any compensation may be reduced if CICA believe that you are partly responsible for the injuries.

The compensation payable by CICA is calculated by reference to a “tariff” depending upon the seriousness of any injury sustained. Other losses can sometimes be claimed for – for example, long-term loss of earnings.

The CICA do not pay towards legal fees. We are able to assist you on completing and submitting a CICA claim for a fixed fee in straightforward cases.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

Stuart Grace

Solicitor
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