criminal injuries compensation

criminal injuries compensation

in the UK, a state-funded scheme by which payments are made to a person who is injured as a result of crime, or the family of a deceased victim. It was originally ex gratia but is now statutory. It is the oldest in the world and at the time of writing the largest. The scheme is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (formerly a Board). There is a right of appeal on point of law. There is a list of qualifying offences including, among others, rape, assault and arson. Attempts are included. Generally included are offences that require proof of intent (or recklessness) to cause death or personal injury. Injuries sustained in apprehending or attempting to apprehend offenders are included. Applications are made by the injured party or, if deceased, a relative. Compensation for pain and suffering is calculated according to a tariff Future wage loss and other heads of damage are recoverable. If the injured person later recovers tort damages, he must repay the Authority. The Authority may refuse or reduce an award in light of the applicant's criminal record or his conduct in relation to the incident in question. Certain cases of domestic violence are excluded, as are incidents covered by compulsory insurance or by the motor insurers' bureau. See also MALICIOUS INJURIES LEGISLATION.
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Administrators of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme can dock payments if a claimant has past convictions, fails to co-operate with police or unduly delays reporting the offence.
We all pay for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Victim Support Scotland (VVS) has admitted it no longer represents people in cases with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
CRIMINAL injuries compensation is to be overhauled to stop victims getting such a raw deal.
People who suffer as a result of violent crimes that take place in England, Wales or Scotland can be awarded taxpayer-funded payments of up to PS500,000 through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Compensation can be more realistic than in the past, when victims relied on the government-run Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which has been criticised for failing to offer sufficient support to victims of terrorism, according to Fieldfisher.
Since a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme was launched in November 2012, nearly 700 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have been refused payments ranging between PS1,000 and PS44,000, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Legal precedent, set in an unrelated Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority appeal, states that an unborn child is NOT a person in law within the meaning of an 1861 law.
CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) is an executive agency, sponsored by the MoJ (Ministry of Justice) whom are responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme in England, Scotland and Wales (the Scheme).
But the body handling the payouts - the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority - admit they don't routinely ask for information on the result of criminal cases after their decision.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 proposals would have seen pay-outs cut generally and, significantly for Communication Workers Union members and the public, would have brought to an end injury compensation for dog-attack victims.

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