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Have you been injured in an assault or as a result of a criminal act?

You may be able to make a claim for criminal injury compensation. It is not necessary that someone was convicted of an offence. To discover the circumstances under which you can make a claim, call PPIL on 9581 4339.

I have been injured in an assault or due to the commission of a criminal offence, what should I do?
You should immediately report the incident to the police and you must assist the police in their investigation. Also attend your doctor or at hospital to seek medical advice.

Can I make a criminal injuries compensation claim?
If you have been injured in an assault or as a result of the commission of a criminal offence you must make a claim within 3 years from the date of the injury.

What can I claim for?
You are able to claim for the injury, it’s effect on your life and any loss which has been caused by the injury including economic loss and medical treatment costs.  There are other claims that you may be able to make and you should seek legal advice from an expert personal injury lawyer to make sure you have claimed everything you are entitled to.