The CICA criminal injuries compensation scheme exists to compensate people who suffer injury from the use of a car or vehicle where harm was deliberately intended.
Fortunately such incidents are relatively rare.
It is much more common for people to be injured unintentionally by someone driving a car or vehicle who does not have insurance.
If this happens then an application for compensation can be made to the Motor Insurers Bureau, or MIB, which offers compensation to victims of uninsured drivers.
The MIB not only compensates victims of road accidents involving uninsured drivers, but also makes awards to people injured by untraced ("hit and run") drivers.
If you have been injured by an uninsured or untraced driver and would like to find out whether you are entitled to compensation under the MIB scheme call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1597 or send an e-mail.