Criminal injuries compensation claims

Criminal injuries compensation claims

If you were injured as a result of a criminal act, then you may be eligible for financial compensation up to the current statutory limit of $75,000.

Provided that the incident has been reported then compensation can be sought whether someone has been charged or convicted of the offence. The scheme is designed to provide compensation if you have suffered bodily harm (including pregnancy) or mental or nervous shock and may cover you for loss of your income if you had to take time off work, medical or psychological expenses you have incurred, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, or any other related expenses such as travel for medical treatment or damaged personal items.

In the first instance we recommend that you discuss your situation with Austral Legal by booking our SmartMove initial 30-minute discounted consultation. Beyond that initial consultation any further legal work required can likely be performed on a fixed price basis so that you know what your legal costs will be up-front and therefore avoid nasty surprises down the track.