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Criminal Injury Compensation*

The Criminal Injury Compensation* tribunal is responsible for the consideration of all criminal injury compensation claims.  A personal injury or criminal injury compensation claim* may be made if you have suffered personal injuries as a result of a crime of violence.  A criminal injury compensation claim* may also be made by a dependant of the victim namely a partner, spouse or close relative, should the criminal offence result in the death of the victim.

Compensation* for criminal injury claims may be awarded according to the severity of your injuries and losses, including: loss of earnings, loss of potential earnings and medical expenses.

If you have been a victim of a criminal offence the incident should be reported to Gardaí as soon as possible.

If you have been the victim of a violent crime and you have experienced physical and/ or psychological injury then you may be entitled to make a claim*. Anderson & Gallagher have strong experience in criminal injuries compensation claims* and will be happy to advise you on assist you with any potential compensation claim.

Applications to the Criminal Injury Compensation Tribunal can be made up to three months post event.  In exceptional circumstances, whereby a valid reason for delay is evident the Tribunal may issue a waiver allowing your case to proceed. There is no time frame for fatal injury cases.

If you would like more information on the Criminal Injury compensation claims process please contact us on Freephone 1800 200 618 or email

* Irish solicitors may not calculate fees or other charges in contentious business as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement nor is it our practice to do so.