Criminal Injury Compensation Claims Perth
If you have recently sustained injury as a victim of a crime or a close relative was killed as a result of a criminal offence, you may be eligible for compensation from the WA Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act provides monetary compensation if you suffer bodily injury, mental harm, a nervous shock, or pregnancy. It is important that you see your general practitioner immediately if you have been injured to discuss the injuries and their effects on your mental and physical health.
Compensation may be sought for an incident reported to the police whether a person has been charged, identified or convicted of the offence.
It is important to be aware that in most circumstances, there is a three-year time limit from the date of the offence on making a compensation claim. Once the three years time limit has passed, you may no longer be eligible for compensation.
For more information, contact our office now for obligation-free advice on your eligibility to pursue a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim.