If you have been the victim of a criminal offence that caused you physical or mental injury you may eligible to make a claim for a Criminal Injuries Compensation Award. Depending on when the offence occurred and the nature of your loss, you may be able to claim up to $75,000.00.
Criminal Injuries Compensation usually follows a conviction for an offence, but an award is still possible even if no-one has been convicted.
Loss that you can claim includes pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost income, and medical and travel expenses. Sometimes these losses are easy to identify and quantify; sometimes they are not. In order to get an award that compensates you appropriately, it is vital to not only identify, but also to be able to prove and evidence, your loss.
Stevenson Legal’s Compensation Lawyers are available to assist you in demonstrating that you are an eligible victim, in identifying your loss and in evidentially substantiating your claims for Criminal Injuries Compensation.
Usually you will have three years from the date of the offence to make an application and there are usually months of work to fully prepare your claim. Call Stevenson Legal to discuss your Criminal Injuries Compensation situation and get every dollar you are entitled to.