The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal provides compensation for persons injured as a result of a crime. The Tribunal also provides compensation for the dependants of those who have been unlawfully killed. There is a three month time limit within which applications must be submitted to the scheme. *
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal reviews applications from people who suffer a personal injury or death as a result of a crime of violence. Compensation can be awarded on the basis of affirmed pocket expenses, including loss of earnings, experienced by the victim or if the victim has died as a result of a crime of violence, by the dependents of the victim. A dependant is a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal will only review an incident in which the injury was caused if it has been reported to the Gardaí without delay.
It is highly recommended that an application be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal as soon as possible but not later than three months after the incident. The tribunal has discretion under the scheme to extend this time limit in circumstances where the applicant can show that the reason for the delay in submitting the application justifies exceptional treatment of the application. There is no time limit for fatal applications.
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*In contentious matters a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.