Victims of criminal activity which has resulted in injuries can claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Your injuries could be physical, mental or a combination of both.
The Scheme sets rules for making claims and a tariffs for the amount of compensation.
Every case is decided on the facts giving rise to the injuries you have suffered.
The person committing the crime does not have to have been caught or convicted of the crime.
The Scheme provides for you to claim financial loss caused by the injuries such as loss of earnings if you are off work.
The Scheme can be used to claim compensation for sexual abuse.
A recent change to the law is also taking place that will allow claims to be made by victims of abuse that were previously not possible because they occurred before 1979 and the victim was living with the person committing the abuse. That “same roof” law will allow victims from historic abuse and have either not claimed because they were prevented from doing so or whose claims failed because of the “same roof” law.
For all queries regarding making a claim for criminal injuries compensation speak to Nick or Vicky at Sentinels Solicitors on 01925 759 510.