The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is a government funded scheme intended to compensate the innocent victims of violent crime whose lives have been seriously disrupted through no fault of their own. This includes people who have suffered head injuries as a result of crimes of violence.

Generally speaking, if you or a member of your family is the victim of a violent crime, then you may be entitled to claim for compensation for your injuries – whether physical or psychological. Substantial sums can be awarded, up to a maximum of £500k.

Very specific conditions and time constraints govern which claims are considered, and your Brain Injury Group solicitor will be able to advise on eligibility and making a claim under the scheme.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria of the 2012 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme:

Compensation for the innocent victims of violent crime (815.7 KiB)


How can the Brain Injury Group help you?

If you’ve been affected by brain injury and need free legal or welfare advice, there are several ways to get in touch:

  1. Call us on 0800 612 9660 or 01737 888571
  2. Email us at [email protected]
  3. Complete this short enquiry form and we’ll get back to you