If you are injured as a result of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation. Those eligible include:
- A person who sustained physical injury, pain and suffering as a direct result of a crime of violence
- Anyone legally dependent of his or her support upon a person who sustains physical injury or death as a result of a crime of violence
- In the event of death caused by a crime of violence, any individual that legally assumes the obligation or a relative who voluntarily pays the medical or burial expenses incurred as a direct result thereof
- Good Samaritans who are injured or incur property damage as a result of assisting a police officer in arresting a criminal or preventing a crime
Victims must report the crime to the police in a reasonable time and file for compensation within 18 months of the crime unless good cause is established.
If you believe you may be eligible to receive compensation, please contact the Victim / Witness Assistance Division
, or the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission.