Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
How to apply
The online application is available here.
This should be done as soon as possible after the injury has occurred, however an application must be made within three years of the date of the event that caused the injury.
Who can apply
Anyone who has suffered a personal injury can apply for compensation if they were
- the victim of a crime of violence or
- they were attempting to stop a crime of violence or
- they were attempting to catch someone who they thought was committing a crime
The injury may be physical or mental, or have resulted in the person’s death. If the person has died a dependent or relative may apply for compensation instead.
A spouse or partner may apply for compensation if they have been injured after some domestic violence. They can only apply once the couple have stopped living together and after a case about the injury has been taken to Court.
If someone is not happy to accept the decision of the Board, it is possible to ask for a further hearing to take place with different members of the Board.
The request for a further hearing must be made within three months of the date when the person applying for the appeal received the results of the case.
Amount of awards
|Maximum for loss or damage to jewellery||£150|