Compensation for Victims of Crime
Our firm assists victims in making a claim for compensation under the Victims of Crime scheme. The Victims of Crime scheme in South Australia compensates people who are injured by a crime. This can include but is not limited to a person who is physically or sexually assaulted, robbed or a victim of home invasion. The scheme gives consideration to physical and psychological injuries as well as financial loss.
It is important to note that the scheme does not compensate for property loss or damage as a result of a crime.
The Crown Solicitor’s Office assess each application individually and make an offer of compensation in line with the relevant legislation. The maximum amount of compensation payable under the current legislation is $100,000.00. The maximum amount available is dependent upon when the offending took place.