If you have been injured as a result of a criminal act, we may be able to help you claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Agency in Northern Ireland. You may have been the direct victim of an assault, or you may be a close relative of a person who has died because of injuries, who is also entitled to make a claim. We can assist you in this process. You must report the incident to the police at the earliest opportunity, generally within 48 hours of the incident and an application must normally be made within two years of the date of the incident. However, in exceptional circumstances, the authority may be willing to extend this limit. An example might be if you are making a claim for abuse you suffered as a child.
The details, history, and presentation of your claim, are vitally important, and we at John J McNally, as experienced advisers in this area, can assist you at every stage to ensure that your claim is properly presented, and that you are appropriately compensated.