Can I claim for the death of a murdered relative?

Posted 02/04/24

Can I claim for the death of a murdered relative?

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most devastating experiences. When that loss is the result of a violent crime, the pain and trauma can be even more overwhelming.

Under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’s Scheme, compensation can be claimed for the death of a murdered relative through a fatal injury claim. The government-funded scheme aims to provide support to innocent victims of violent crimes or their families, offering financial assistance during such challenging times. While no amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, the CICA scheme acknowledges the impact of such tragedies and offers a form of support to bereaved families.

A qualifying relative of a person who has died as a direct result an injury sustained due to a violent crime may be eligible for:

Understanding the process of making a fatal injury claim through the CICA is essential is ensuring the families of victims receive the support and compensation they deserve.

For further information and advice regarding Criminal Injuries Compensation get in touch with our specialist team on 0800 138 6061 or email us at

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