Examples of CICA Payouts

How much CICA compensation can you receive

The amount of compensation you can receive from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) depends on the severity of your injuries or losses, as well as the specific circumstances of your case.

The CICA has a set of guidelines that are used to determine the amount of compensation awarded.

Compensation Guidelines

The CICA uses a set of guidelines called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to determine the amount of compensation awarded.

The scheme provides a range of compensation amounts for different injuries and losses, based on their severity.

The scheme also takes into account other factors, such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, and the impact of the injuries or losses on the victim’s life.

Compensation amounts may be adjusted based on the victim’s age, income, and other relevant factors.

Compensation Limits

The CICA has set limits on the amount of compensation that can be awarded for certain types of injuries and losses. These limits include:

  • The maximum compensation amount is £500,000.
  • The maximum compensation amount for loss of earnings is £265,000.
  • The maximum compensation amount for fatal cases is £11,000 for bereavement and £22,000 for dependency.

Compensation for Common Injuries

Here is a table of some examples of CICA Payouts for some common injuries covered by the CICA:

InjuryCompensation Amount
Fractured skull£1,500 – £11,000
Broken nose£1,500 – £3,000
Whiplash injury£1,000 – £4,000
Loss of hearing in one ear£2,000 – £37,000
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)£1,000 – £88,000
Sexual assault£2,000 – £22,000

Compensation for Domestic Violence

The CICA provide compensation amounts for patterns of physical abuse. This includes repeated incidents where minor injuries such as cuts and bruises have been sustained.

Here is a table of CICA Payouts for patterns of abuse:

Type Of AbuseCompensation Amount
Serious£2,000
Severe£5,500
Severe (more than three years)£8,200

Compensation for Sexual Offences

The CICA provides specific compensation amounts for victims of sexual offences, which can include rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse.

Here is a table of CICA Payouts for sexual offences:

Sexual OffenceCompensation Amount
Rape or assault resulting in pregnancy£11,000 – £44,000
Rape or assault without penetration£11,000 – £33,000
Sexual assault£2,000 – £22,000
Sexual abuse£8,000 – £44,000

Compensation for Loss of Earnings

The CICA provides compensation for loss of earnings, which is calculated based on the victim’s actual earnings prior to the incident.

The compensation amount may be adjusted based on the victim’s age, occupation, and other relevant factors.

Compensation for loss of earnings may include:

  • Loss of earnings from the date of the incident until the date of the award.
  • Loss of future earnings if the victim is unable to return to work or their future earning capacity is affected by the injuries or losses.

In some cases, the CICA may provide vocational training or other support to help the victim return to work or find alternative employment.

In summary, the amount of compensation you can receive from the CICA depends on the severity of your injuries or losses, as well as the specific circumstances of your case.

The CICA has set limits on the amount of compensation that can be awarded for certain types of injuries and losses.

To learn more about the compensation you may be eligible for, seek legal advice or contact us.

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