Following on from a story that we shared several days ago about a police officer who had been ‘awarded’ £1000 compensation following injuries sustained from a violent and sustained assault whilst he was on duty, we have had the following email sent into us from an anonymous email address.
It would appear that these cases are not isolated, but we would be interested to hear what our followers and reader think about this:
From an anonymous colleague (cop – serving)
‘Following on from your recent post about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and what/when they will award compensation.
‘My only experience with the CICA was following an assault on a job which resulted in my breaking my thumb in three places, the individual responsible for my injuries went to court and was given a 4 week custodial for the assault on me and a string of thefts.
Due to him getting custodial the courts awarded me no compensation whatsoever, so I was advised by several colleagues to claim through the CICA.
‘Having submitted the claim, about 12 weeks later I got letter asking for consent to access medical records which I gave and which confirmed the injury.
‘However the next letter I had from them explained that I would not be awarded any compensation because there was no permanent injury or disability?
‘Is this normal?
‘I accept my injury was very minor in comparison to some colleagues but on this basis if you get assaulted and break your leg but make a full recovery do the CICA not honour a claim?
‘Anyone else had any similar experiences? Thanks in advance! Stay safe.’
What have your experiences been with the CICA? Let us know in the comments below.
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