How can I receive CICA compensation for a broken foot?
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, pays compensation to blameless victims of crime. A broken foot may occur as a result of a violent assault. This might be from the kick itself or trying to avoid the assault and falling to the ground as a result.
The foot has 26 bones, many of them small which is why they are vulnerable in an assault.
Breaks occur to the metatarsal which are 5 long bones in your foot. The phalanges which are middle bones in your foot. The distal phalanges which are the end bones in your foot. There are also calcaneous, cuboid, cuniform, talus, tarsus, navicular and metatarus bones in your foot.
How much compensation can I receive for a broken foot?
The Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme 2012 sets out a list of injuries with specific amounts of compensation for each one. It is called a tariff list, and has about 400 different injuries caused by assaults listed.
Each type of injury, e.g. broken heel, metatarsal or phalanges not only has a specific level of compensation for the injury, it also has different amounts of compensation for the recovery from the injury. Injuries that cause permanent damage will usually pay more compensation, even where the original injury might be considered more minor.
Is it possible to calculate the exact amount of compensation I should receive?
Yes, there are specific CICA compensation calculators for individual injuries. Our unique CICA foot injury compensation calculator, calculates the precise amount of compensation you could receive for heel injuries, metatarsal injuries and tarsal injuries.
Can I bring the claim for compensation myself?
Yes, if you are feeling confident and are comfortable communicating with government organisations, you may wish to bring your claim for a broken foot yourself. Our website has lots of information to help you bring your claim yourself.
Can you act for me to bring my claim?
We would love to help you secure the compensation you deserve. We always do this on a No Win No Fee basis, so you only pay if you are successful. Whilst it is straightforward to see how much compensation you are entitled to for a broken foot, it is harder to make the CICA pay out the compensation.
Why don’t they just pay out once an application is made?
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is a taxpayer funded government organisation, that has limited resources. As with most government bodies that cost money, the drive for austerity, means they are looking for ways to reduce the amount it costs. This means they make it harder than ever for you to receive compensation.
We have been obtaining compensation for victims of crime, suffering injuries such as broken feet, for over 20 years and have a very good record in obtaining the most compensation in the shortest amount of time. We believe we make a genuine difference.