CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION LAW AUSTRALIA
Solicitor Advice / Victims of Crime:
Victim Of Crime Injury Compensation: Solicitors, Victoria
If you have suffered an injury that is the result of a criminal act in Victoria, Australia, you may eligible for compensation. Our victims of crime solicitors act on a No Win No Fee basis in criminal injury claims for financial assistance. To receive obligation-free legal advice from a solicitor in Victoria, get in touch by completing the contact form on this page.
***Currently, our criminal injuries compensation referral service is only available for claimants in Victoria.
Eligibility for Compensation
Please note that criminal injury compensation laws vary from State to State. Generally speaking, you may be eligible to claim financial assistance/compensation if:
Examples of acts of violence: Aggravated burglary, Arson, Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Armed Robbery, Rape, Abduction, Kidnapping, Homicide, Murder, Manslaughter, Assault with a weapon, Attempted Murder, attempted rape, blackmail, burglary, causing an explosion, conduct endangering life, cause injury intentionally or recklessly, cause serious injury, culpable driving, incest, indecent assault, false imprisonment, malicious wounding, negligently causing serious injury, stalking, threats, threats to kill, threats to inflict serious injury, theft.
Examples of injuries you may be compensated for: brain damage, burns, diseases, scarring, loss/damage to body parts, muscle strains and sprains, ligament and tendon injuries, paralysis, loss of fertility, dislocations and fractures, pregnancy, mental illness, nervous shock, psychiatric and psychological damage, and many others.
The amount of compensation that you may receive will depend on the nature of your claim, the extent and severity of your injuries and disabilities (as assessed by doctors and psychologists).
Report the Crime
If you are the victim of a violent crime it is important that:
1. You seek medical attention (if necessary), immediately; AND
2. Report the crime to the Police.
In some States, the failure to report the crime to the Police within a reasonable time, can mean that you lose your right to compensation/financial assistance.
Seek Legal Advice
Time limits apply in making claims for compensation, so it is very important that you do not delay in seeking legal advice. Complete the contact form if you wish to find out whether you still have time to make a claim.
A criminal injuries compensation lawyer can:
Our criminal injuries compensation referral service is only available for victims of crime in VICTORIA.
FOR OBLIGATION-FREE LEGAL ADVICE ON VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM.
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