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    • o I rang on Tuesday and sorted a payment plan. I pay £60 a month for £12k..   I’m guessing they haven’t gone through the other years yet? It only seems to be 19/20, 20-21 and a debt from years ago like 2012 that has been added on to make the £12k.   it says on the letter that this payment if for this debt and any future debts will need a new payment plan.   Will they go back over the years soon?
    • So I rang on Tuesday and sorted a payment plan. I pay £60 a month for £12k..   I’m guessing they haven’t gone through the other years yet? It only seems to be 19/20, 20-21 and a debt from years ago like 2012 that has been added on to make the £12k.   it says on the letter that this payment if for this debt and any future debts will need a new payment plan.   Will they go back over the years soon?
    • Not going to happen so forget that.
    • Really its only been 6 years    Im pretty sure its safe to forget it now.   Andy
    • @Andyorchno I didn’t. It was actually my ex who sorted it. When  we split a year later he said he would carry on paying.  Next thing I know 3 years later they are threatening to take me to court and take the house leaving me and 5 kids homeless because he hadn’t been paying.   i gave them his details but because he never replied and was renting it was put all on me even though I never personally benefited from the money.   I will look into a SARS
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Hi All

 

Not sure if this is the right place.

 

My son was assaulted last May in an unprovoked attack which resulted in him losing one of his front teeth and having to have root canal treatment to the other.

 

The lad responsible was caught and subsequently convicted of assault. My son was advised by the police to apply to CICA for compensation as not only did he have significant damage to his teeth resulting in almost 12 months of dental treatment, but it also meant him having to have time off college at a crucial time in his course. Although the treatment is now complete, he can't now eat hard foods like apples as it is uncomfortable. He also ended up splitting with his girlfriend as he was struggling to come to terms with what happened and hated the way he looked.

 

He has just received his award which is the minimum of £1000. Is it worth us appealing against the decision? £1000 seems a small amount to get for the pain and suffering he has been caused over the past 12 months and the fact that he will have problems with his teeth from now on.

 

Or should we just accept the award and be grateful that he got something? Does anyone know how successful appeals are and whether it's worth it?

 

Thanks for reading.

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https://www.gov.uk/criminal-injuries-compensation-a-guide

 

I suspect that you will not receive more than you have been offered. There is apparently a tarrif and I would imagine the loss of a tooth, might not rate as much as say, if your son had perhaps been disfigured or lost the use of a limb.

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Hi All

 

Not sure if this is the right place.

 

My son was assaulted last May in an unprovoked attack which resulted in him losing one of his front teeth and having to have root canal treatment to the other.

 

The lad responsible was caught and subsequently convicted of assault. My son was advised by the police to apply to CICA for compensation as not only did he have significant damage to his teeth resulting in almost 12 months of dental treatment, but it also meant him having to have time off college at a crucial time in his course. Although the treatment is now complete, he can't now eat hard foods like apples as it is uncomfortable. He also ended up splitting with his girlfriend as he was struggling to come to terms with what happened and hated the way he looked.

 

He has just received his award which is the minimum of £1000. Is it worth us appealing against the decision? £1000 seems a small amount to get for the pain and suffering he has been caused over the past 12 months and the fact that he will have problems with his teeth from now on.

 

Or should we just accept the award and be grateful that he got something? Does anyone know how successful appeals are and whether it's worth it?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/243480/9780108512117.pdf

 

Loss of front tooth : tariff A2 (on p.53 )

A2 : £1500 (p.42 )

 

Were there reasons given why the award was reduced to £1000 (or why, if there was no reduction, A1 rather than A2 was allocated?).

 

If the attacker had been identified, is it worth pursuing them for damages ?. You may be able to get a judgement easily, but are they worth pursuing (in so far as would you be able to enforce any judgement to actually get damages out of them : if they have no assets it might be a worthless victory?)

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thanks for your replies. No point in suing him. He's a lad known to the police and he was fined about £500 I believe which was to be paid at the rate of £5 per week. I assume that's the reason for the reduction in the CICA payment.

 

I realise this is the correct rate as far as the tariff is concerned. I was just hoping that maybe there would be some allowance made for pain and suffering.

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thanks for your replies. No point in suing him. He's a lad known to the police and he was fined about £500 I believe which was to be paid at the rate of £5 per week. I assume that's the reason for the reduction in the CICA payment.

 

I realise this is the correct rate as far as the tariff is concerned. I was just hoping that maybe there would be some allowance made for pain and suffering.

 

Did that fine go to your son?. If not, why did they reduce the payment?.

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The tariff is vert strict with it's definitions and awards unfortunately. What were his injuries exactly?

 

You don't appeal yet. You must apply for a review of the decision first by another caseworker. If you are still not happy you then appear and will need to attend a tribunal hearing in London.

 

Has your son got any criminal convictions as compensation will be reduced if he does.

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Did that fine go to your son?. If not, why did they reduce the payment?.

 

Yes it did, but as it's been awarded at £5 a week, he's not noticed it as it'll take 2 years for it to be paid.

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The tariff is vert strict with it's definitions and awards unfortunately. What were his injuries exactly?

 

You don't appeal yet. You must apply for a review of the decision first by another caseworker. If you are still not happy you then appear and will need to attend a tribunal hearing in London.

 

Has your son got any criminal convictions as compensation will be reduced if he does.

 

 

No none at all. In fact it was the police who told us to apply to CICA as they felt the conviction wasn't enough, especially as the lad has previous. But when he was finally arrested (they'd been looking for him for a couple of weeks and he knew it) he said how sorry he was and that was taken into account. He was bang to rights as there were loads of witnesses, some of whom even had his picture on their phone and showed the police so they could identify him. It has really affected my son and it somehow doesn't seem fair that he's now walking around as though nothing has happened but my lad is still suffering. It's not about the money (although I'd be lying if I didn't admit that it will help him so much when he goes off to uni this September) it's just that he feels the lad got off with little more than a slap on the wrist.

 

So, is it worth us asking for a review? He's not 18 yet so he won't get anything yet anyway will he? Just wondered if it's worth a try.

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Are you dealing with the claim on his behalf?

 

Any chance you can scan and post (less any personal information) a copy of the CICA's decision letter please?

 

Bear in mind that if you apply to review the award can go up or down.

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