A victim of a crime of violence such as assault can apply for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). It is vital that the incident is reported to the Police as soon as possible and that your claim is brought within two years. Even if the assailant cannot be found or charged with a criminal offence you may still succeed with a claim for compensation. Claims which are initially rejected by the CICA (e.g. on the basis of the claimant's own conduct before or during the incident) are often successful on appeal to an independent Tribunal.
We have specialist expertise in dealing with CICA claims having handled a wide range of such claims involving a variety of injuries. Legal costs are not recoverable and claims are generally funded on a contingency fee basis.