There may be times when someone becomes a victim of violent crime such as during branch raids, at the hands of a violent customer or incident. Whenever a person is a victim of a violent crime, they may wish to pursue a compensation claim.
Claims for compensation are administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
A claim for compensation can be for both physical and mental injuries, and claims for loss of earnings can be considered when someone has had to take time off work because of the incident (loss of earnings is limited to a 28 week period from the date of the incident).
When making a claim, the following is required by the CICA:
The CICA do not pay legal fees on top of compensation however we would advise Accord members to approach the union for support with any CICA claims they wish to make.