• Criminal Injury.

    Criminal Injury.

Are you eligible to claim?

If you have been injured and suffered a loss  as a result of a criminal offence, you can file a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim Application  with the Assessor of Criminal Injuries Compensation. 

If no one has been convicted for the offence but the Assessor is satisfied that there was an offence, you may still be entitled to compensation​​​​​​.​

The process is non-adversarial (i.e. you don’t sue anyone) but is wholly dependent on the information you provide with your Application to the Assessor. 


The legal process.

The key to this process is ensuring that you provide sufficient detailed information, so the assessor has a clear understanding of how the offence has impacted your life.  

This information can take the form of a very detailed statement from you and/or medical reports from relevant treating practitioners or specialist. 

You must lodge the application within three years of the date of the offence. However, the assessor has discretion to accept claims (filed outside of this three year period). 

What are our clients saying about us?

  • During the past 12 months in which I engaged Natasha to act for me, I can say without doubt, my claim has been pursued with and by Natasha with such vigour and professional endurance. Natasha is a person who can provide excellent service and would recommend her to anyone who requires the service of a competent solution.
    Ernest Brown
    Public Liability claim
  • I had put off my claim due to not looking forward to the process. Natasha was wonderful and I am so pleased with the outcome. The process was explained clearly, and I found it to be a very understanding and professional practice.
    Melissa Quatember
    Criminal Injury Claim
  • Thank you to Natasha, Justin and the efficient team at Peninsula Personal Injury Lawyers. The effort made to help me through a very difficult time was incredible. To be supported and guided at a time of confusion and stress, by compassionate and capable people means a great deal.
    Margaret Hector
    Motor Vehicle accident claim
  • Thank you for your help Justin and also your team! I have already passed your details around to those who require assistance from you and your brilliant team! It is now 2020, here is to a new year where your business will prosper and advance. I thank you again for helping me and being patient.
    Kim Bikaunieks
    Workers Compensation claim

You can claim for: 

  • General damages, or pain and suffering (the effect the offence has had on your life).
  • Economic loss
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Travelling expenses and
  • Lost/damaged items of personal apparel

If you think you may have a criminal injuries compensation claim contact PPIL to discuss your options. 


There’s a reason we have a 99% success rate.

“Always in your corner” means acting in your best interest. We give clear, honest and frank advice and will not fill you full of false expectations. We will give you a break down of your claim and will recommend a strategic approach that will provide you with the leverage to obtain the best personal and financial outcome. We will only take on your case if we are confident in a successful outcome. 

Get in touch.

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