Criminal Injury Compensation

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.

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What is a 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 and are injured and/or experience loss as a result of the injury.
  • A close relative of a person killed 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.

How much compensation do crime victims get in Western Australia?

The amount of compensation that crime victims can receive in Western Australia depends on the type and severity of the crime, as well as the losses and expenses incurred as a result of the crime. The Western Australian Government provides financial assistance to victims of crime through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).

Under the CICS, victims of crime can receive compensation for a range of losses and expenses, including:

  • Medical and counselling expenses: This includes the cost of medical treatment, psychological counselling, and other related expenses.
  • Loss of income: If the victim is unable to work due to their injuries, they may be able to claim compensation for lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering: Victims may be able to claim compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the crime.
  • Funeral expenses: If the victim has died as a result of the crime, their family may be able to claim compensation for funeral expenses.

The maximum amount of compensation available under the CICS is $75,000, although this can be increased in exceptional cases. It is important to note that compensation is not automatic and must be applied for through the CICS.

If you have been the victim of a crime in Western Australia, it is recommended that you seek legal advice from a specialist victim compensation lawyer to determine your eligibility for compensation and to assist with your application.



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