Criminal Injury Compensation

Are you a victim of crime? If you suffered an injury as a result of a criminal offence across Australia, you may be entitled to criminal injury compensation.

What is criminal injury?

Criminal injury schemes allows for victims of criminal incidents to apply for crime compensation for injuries or financial losses sustained as a result of someone else’s offence or alleged offence

Victims of crime can be compensated for injuries, in accordance with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003 (“the Act”). Compensation can be sought for an incident reported to the police regardless of whether a person has been identified, charged or convicted of the offence.

Who is eligible for criminal injury compensation?

You may be eligible to claim compensation under the Act if you are a:

  • Victim of an offence in Western Australia and are injured and/or experience loss as a result of the injury.
  • A close relative of a person killed in Western Australia as a result of an offence and experience loss.
  • The criminal injuries compensation scheme is designed to provide compensation if you suffer bodily harm, mental or nervous shock, or pregnancy resulting from an offence occurring in Western Australia.
What you can claim for with criminal injury compensation?
What could my criminal injury compensation claim be worth?
What types of claims are not accepted?
How to make an application?
Examples of criminal injuries
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