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Appeal against CICA refusal or reduction of award

If you have had your application refused or an award reduced for either an assault or matter of sexual assault then Gartons can give you free expert advice on the chances of seeking a review of the decision and act on your behalf in getting you the compensation you deserve.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) have a wide ranging discretion when it comes to deciding whether an award should be made, reduced or refused.

The reasons for reduction or refusal can include:

  • failure to promptly report the matter to the police.
  • failure to lodge your application, with the CICA, within two years of incident.
  • failure to cooperate with the police.
  • low level of injury sustained.
  • lack of evidence that a criminal act occurred.
  • your character, conduct or behaviour before during or after the incident.

Whatever the cause of the reduction or refusal you don’t just have to accept it. Mike Massen of Cohen Cramer Solicitors has successfully obtained a review of a number of matters leading to the payment or increase of an award and we may be able to help you.

If you have had an award refused or reduced we are happy to review, free of charge, the Authorities decision and advice you as to the chances of a successful review.

For your free review and consultation contact us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7804 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

For the Quality Legal Service you deserve.

One of the most common reasons for refusal relates to lack of evidence in matters of sexual assault where the victim claims that they were drugged or drink-spiked before the attack, if this has happened to you click here.