If you have suffered injury as a result of a crime you may be able to claim compensation from the “Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority”.

There is a strict 2 year time limit from the date of the criminal incident causing the injury to make your claim so do not delay.

The perpetrators of the crime do not have to have been caught or convicted in order to make your claim but you should report any incident to the police and should also take steps to obtain medical advice for your injuries.

Injuries are often not physical in these types of claims and can be psychological or mental trauma.  If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or robbed you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Such claims can also be directed at the perpetrator of the crime where they can be identified and they have sufficient assets to justify pursuing them personally.

You ought to ensure that the incident has been reported to the police and that you have co-operated with the police in any investigation.

 

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