Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

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    Default Criminal Injuries Compensation Board-time limit waiver help

    Hi
    I posted this in another thread but had no response, don't really know which section to place in.It's also time critical.

    A family member lost the sight of his eye in a brutal attack and needed a further operation some months later for ongoing trauma to the eye. The incident took 3 years before the police were able to bring charges
    At that point a claim for criminal injuries was made,but this was outside the time limits.The application was refused because of this.
    My Sister has appealed against this decision because she and her husband were under the impression they could not make a claim until a conviction had been sought.
    The board of appeal have now decided she will be allowed to appeal if she can give very good reasons to have the time limit waivered.
    Ignorance of the criminal injuries compensation scheme is a factor the board have dismissedicon.
    Are there any knowlegdeable persons on the site that could offer any guidance.She has 90 days to make her case.- with just 20 days left.
    Sorry its long winded,
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board-time limit waiver help

    This might be something you will need to contact a solicitor who specialises in this area to find the answers to your question. I just did a Google search on "CICA claims" and it came up with a number of solicitors who claim to specialise in this area. I have no idea what any of them are like but it could be a starting point for you.

    PS Good luck with your claim. I went through a CICA claim 10 years ago and it is a very frustrating process.


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    Default Re: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board-time limit waiver help

    Rob S,
    Thanks for responding.I believe my Sister has made enquiries as both she and her husband are/were a little naive with legal stuff.
    It has just come to light that no-one actually gave or offered any guidance at the time of the incident. It would seem that only after the court case did someone from the police mention making a claim-albeit outside the time limits.
    Many thanks for your help



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