Criminal Injuries

Criminal Injuries

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is an independent agency of the Ministry of the Attorney General. It is established under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. The role of the board is to award financial compensation to victims of violent crimes committed in the Province of Ontario.

PLS will assist in evaluating, drafting, & submitting a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on behalf of our clients. You may be eligible for compensation if:

• You have been injured as a result of a crime of violence committed in Ontario (examples of a criminal code offence include assault, sexual assault, criminal harassment, etc.);
• You are responsible for the care of a victim of a crime & suffered a loss of income or had expenses as a result of the victim´s injury or death.

• You are the dependant of a deceased victim (in the case of murder).

• You were injured while trying to prevent a crime or while helping a police officer make an arrest.

A claim should be filed with the board within two years from the date of the incident. An extension request can be made & the time limit may be extended in some cases, as determined by the board. Above stated information should not be construed as comprehensive, complete, or as a substitute for legal advice. Please contact a legal professional for a consultation to be fully aware of your legal rights & obligations.