If you have been physically or psychologically injured by a violent crime or sexually abused you could be entitled to compensation. If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you could be entitled to compensation. At VP Lawyers we don’t just have the necessary expertise but also the unrelenting enthusiasm and drive to help victims of crime get their entitlements to compensation, with compassion and care.

The Victims of Crime scheme compensates people who are injured by a crime, for example, a person who is assaulted. This can include mental as well as physical injury. Close family members of a homicide victim can also be compensated.

If you have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result of a crime, VP Lawyers will work diligently with you and guide you through the application process. We believe that all victims of violent crimes deserve to be compensated and will provide you with timely advice about the Victims of Crime scheme as it applies to your particular situation.

Your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent. For more information contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

The maximum amounts of compensation payable under the respective legislation depends on when the crime occurred for example:

1 September 1990 to 30 June 2015: $50,000
Since 1 July 2015: $100,000

There are time limits that apply, claims must normally be made within three years of the date of the offence. Death claims must be made within twelve months of the death of the victim. Late claims can be made if the court allows them, but it is best to get legal advice well before the time limit runs out.

We can answer all your questions, including:

  • Can I claim compensation?
  • How much can I claim?
  • How do I make the claim?
  • Where does the money come from?
  • Claims arising from homicide
  • Discretionary payments by the Attorney-General

We will guide you through the process as quickly and as easily as possible and there will be no charge because the Crown Solicitors Office pays an injured person’s legal costs. Call us to discuss how we can help.