Victims of Crime Compensation

Wyatts Are Your Compensation Lawyers

Were you injured as a direct result
of a violent act?

Are you the parent of a child who was injured as a consequence
of a violent crime?

Have you experienced psychological trauma because you were a victim or witness of a violent crime?

Are you a family member of a loved-one who lost their life
in a violent act?

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Victims of violent crime are often left with physical and psychological injuries that are traumatic and debilitating. There are immediate financial costs involved in the treatment of injuries, and in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the victim. There are also ongoing financial burdens placed on victims; through lost income and the costs associated with pursuing criminal proceedings.

If you have sustained physical and/or psychological injuries as a result of a violent crime – including physical assault, sexual assault, domestic and family violence, and robbery – then you are entitled to claim compensation that offers financial assistance and access to support services. You may also claim compensation if you are a dependant family member or parent of a homicide victim, or if you are the parent or guardian of an injured child. Witnesses sustaining traumatic psychological injuries are also entitled to compensation. If you find yourself in any of these distressing circumstances, then you are entitled to receive care under the NSW Government’s Victims’ Support Scheme.

Compensation under this scheme covers:

  • Counselling services to assist with trauma and psychological injury
  • Financial support for immediate needs – medical expenses, costs associated with ensuring safety and wellbeing, funeral expenses
  • Financial support for economic loss – ongoing medical expenses, living costs, lost income
  • Recognition – lump sum payment to acknowledge the trauma suffered

With support, kindness and a compassionate helping hand, you can step forward into a brighter future.

Wyatts Compensation Lawyers is one of Sydney’s most experienced personal injury and workers compensation legal firms. Our highly-qualified and dedicated team has more than 150 years of combined experience – so you know that you will have the best people by your side.

At Wyatts, our commitment is to offer every client a comprehensive, personalised, compassionate and attentive service. We understand that you are more than a “case number” and we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.

Wyatts offers the strength and support you need.

We help you move forward.

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Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer:

Call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us using our online form.

Under the Victims’ Support Scheme, victims of violent crime are entitled to claim victim support and compensation if they have sustained physical and/or psychological injuries as a direct consequence of the crime. This applies to people that have directly sustained psychological or psychiatric injuries as a result of witnessing a crime. Immediate family members of a person who has died as a result of a violent act can also claim support. In addition, parents and guardians of an injured child can apply for support.

More specifically, Primary, secondary and family victims are entitled to claim victim support and compensation.

A primary victim is a person who is injured, or dies as a direct result of a violent act. A primary victim is also someone that is injured or dies while intervening in a violent crime; for instance, while trying to stop another person from engaging in a violent act, or trying to rescue a victim.

A secondary victim is a person who is injured as a direct result of witnessing a violent act against the primary victim(s). A secondary victim is also a parent or guardian who was psychologically injured as a result of becoming aware of the injury or death their biological child or child within their care.

A family victim is a member of the immediate family (e.g. spouse, de facto partner, parent, guardian, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling) of a primary victim who has died or has been injured as a direct result of a violent act.

If you are a primary, secondary, or family victim, Wyatts Compensation Lawyers can explain your rights as a victim and provide you with essential legal advice. If you are uncertain as to whether you are eligible to claim compensation under this scheme, please contact Wyatts for a thorough and personalised consultation.

An experienced lawyer has a great deal of knowledge about victims’ rights. A lawyer can explain these rights to you and provide you with comprehensive advice on seeking compensation, appearing in court, and lodging complaints, dispute and appeals. Importantly, a lawyer should listen carefully and compassionately to your story, advocate for you and direct you to services that can provide you with additional support.

A lawyer can also assess your case and advise as to whether you are eligible for an alternative form of compensation through a personal injury scheme (e.g. public liability or compulsory third party (CTP)). They can also advise as to whether reparation should be sought through the court system.

Contact us today for a personalised, compassionate and attentive service. We understand that you are a more than a “case number”, and we will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Under the NSW Government’s Victims’ Support Scheme, you are eligible to receive:

  • A maximum of 22 hours of counselling
  • Immediate financial assistance up to $5000 for primary victims, or $8000 for funeral expenses provided to the immediate family of a homicide victim
  • Financial support for continuing costs up to $30,000 for primary victims, parents of a child victim, or immediate family of a homicide victim
  • A recognition payment between $1500 and $15,000 depending on the nature of the crime.

Wyatts Compensation Lawyers can provide you with legal advice and assistance when you are submitting your claim. They can assess your case and advise as to whether you are eligible for an alternative form of compensation through a personal injury scheme (e.g. public liability or compulsory third party (CTP)). They can also advise as to whether reparation should be sought through the court system.

 

At a time when you are at your most vulnerable, you may need legal support and advice when pursuing compensation through this scheme. A highly-skilled and knowledgeable legal team can assist you in submitting a victims’ compensation claim and advise you on how to achieve the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Our team at Wyatts Compensation Lawyers understands the complex difficulties faced by victims of violent crime. We recognize that victims experience physical and psychological trauma alongside immediate and ongoing financial loss – and that these experiences in combination with one another often work to prolong and deepen the trauma. That is why we offer our services to you: to help you claim victims’ compensation so that you have access to the financial, physical and psychological support you deserve.

Wyatts Compensation Lawyers have up-to-date knowledge on the rights of victims. We will work with determination and resolve to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

We have four offices conveniently located in the Sydney CBD, Kogarah, Parramatta and Liverpool. Call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us via our online form for an attentive and personalised service. Remember to ask for more information about our No Win, No Fee policy.

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