Have you experienced serious abuse when serving as a member of the military or sexual abuse as a child when living in an institution? In either case, you may be entitled to compensation and/or a reparation payment for your suffering.
Being a victim of crime is a traumatic, life-changing experience. If you’ve sustained injuries as a consequence, we can help you move forward with your life by supporting you in maximising your claims for criminal injury compensation payouts.
Here, you will find a variety of case studies and examples about successful legal claims we’ve undertaken on behalf of victims of crime seeking financial compensation for injuries and financial loss arising from criminal events.
Settlement due to being infected with an incurable disease
Our client came to us about 17 years after a partner of theirs knowingly infected them with an incurable disease. Even though it was well past the statutory limitation period, we successfully managed to argue a waiver of the limitation period and secured them maximum compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.
Domestic violence settlement due violent altercation
Our client was involved in a domestic altercation with a family member that turned violent. They suffered numerous knife wounds at the hands of their attacker. Even though they were initially hesitant to make a claim due to the fact that the attacker was a family member and that the initial altercation was partially our client's fault, our client's claim was successful and they were awarded $50,000.00 by the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.
Payout due to partner knowingly infecting them with STD
A partner of our client knowingly infected them with an STD. Even though their then partner was not criminally charged, LHD Lawyers successfully made submissions in the case which resulted in our client getting awarded maximum compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.
Assault payout after physical altercation with a bouncer in a pub
Our client was enjoying refreshments at a local pub when they were asked to leave by the pub's security officer. The security officer became overly physical with our client, pushing them to the floor resulting in our client hurting themself. While their claim was initially rejected by the Criminal Injuries commissioner, LHD Lawyers successfully argued their case and they were eventually awarded $22,896.00 in damages after a reduction for contributory behaviour.
Dog attack settlement due to physical injury
While walking home one night our client was attacked by a Bullmastiff dog, resulting in them needing multiple stitches. The owner of the dog had no insurance and refused to cooperate with our client when they approached them for damages. After they had tried to seek recovery themself, our client instructed LHD Lawyers to pursue a claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation resulting in them being awarded maximum compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.
Physical & psychological injury payout from violent home invasion
Our client was the victim of a violent home invasion which left them with physical and psychological injuries. Their psychological injuries meant that they were in no way emotionally equipped to pursue a claim on their own. LHD Lawyers staff ensured that they were personally attended to in one of our regional offices and that the claims process was as stress-free for them as possible. They were ultimately awarded close to $60,000.00 which enabled them to take time to concentrate on their healing and recovery.
Client who was assaulted by three perpetrators receives payout
Our client intervened and told three perpetrators to not graffiti a wall in a public area. The perpetrators later chased them down and our client was assaulted. No charges were laid, and the police were unable to pursue prosecution as there was insufficient evidence to identify the perpetrators. Regardless of this, LHD Lawyers secured compensation of $55,325.70.
Payout for client who was assaulted multiple times
Our client approached us seeking compensation for three separate incidents in which they were assaulted. Even though our client was imprisoned for an unrelated offence, we continued representing them while they were incarcerated and secured an award of $38,500.00
Violent home invasion results in psychological injury
Our client was the victim of a violent home invasion. They were left psychologically scarred which resulted in them not seeking compensation within the three-year time limitation period. Despite the claim being statute barred, LHD Lawyers managed to argue their claim and ultimately convinced the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner that the claimant should be excused for the late filing of the application and that the claim should be allowed. This resulted in the claimant being awarded maximum compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme.
Dog bite at friend’s house results in payout
Our client was injured when a friend's dog bit them. The incident was reported to the local shire, but no action was taken by the shire. Despite this LHD Lawyers secured an award of $42,392.50 for our client.
Client who was stabbed by a family member receives compensation
Our client was stabbed by a family member in an altercation at their home. They were initially under the impression that a claim for an assault by a family member would not be compensable. LHD Lawyers assisted them in navigating the complexities of the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and secured compensation of $53,146.00
Client who witnessed a murder receives settlement
Our client witnessed a murder and was severely traumatised by it. Due to the nature of their injuries, they were significantly incapacitated and unable to handle the compensation process without being triggered by any form of conflict. LHD Lawyers stepped up and sourced all documents on behalf of the client to enable them to make a claim and ultimately secured an award of the maximum compensation allowed under the scheme.
Starting the claims process can seem like a big step but with our support, we can get you the compensation you deserve. Hear from some of our clients who can tell you just how simple the process is with LHD Lawyers and how life-changing a compensation payout can be.