Victims of violent crimes often suffer physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident. In Ontario, victims have recourse to a provincial fund to claim compensation for their injuries and can also sue the person who harmed them.
At Goldstein DeBiase of Windsor, we help crime victims receive compensation for their injuries. Our lawyers know money will not compensate for the trauma our clients have endured as a result of a crime incident, trauma which may include their own serious injury or the death of a loved one. However, compensation often helps our clients secure the medical, psychological and financial supports they require to recover.
Compensation for Injuries as a Result of Crimes
Ontario's Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides compensation for those who were injured as a result of a violent crime. The Board states that a violent crime includes:
- Murder or attempted murder
- Firearm offences
- Assault, including sexual assault, domestic violence injuries, child physical assault and child sexual abuse
The Board will compensate for both physical and psychological injuries. Our clients may receive compensation for their medical expenses and their pain and suffering, depending on their situation.
In addition to recourse to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, a crime victim may sue personally the individual who caused the injuries in question. When you meet with our firm, we will discuss these options with you and help you to determine what legal recourse is appropriate for you and your family.
Leamington Robbery and Assault Injuries Lawyers
We know that the trauma associated with a crime-related injury can make it difficult to pursue legal action on your own. Our lawyers are here to remove that burden from you. We will gather the medical evidence necessary for you to submit a claim that makes the Board fully aware of the full extent of the injuries you have sustained. If you are coping with the loss of a loved one as a result of criminal violence, we can advocate for you to receive all compensation to which you are entitled.
Our lawyers are committed to giving each of our clients personal attention and the legal information they require to make a decision about how to proceed with their legal claim. Our services are at no cost to you until you we secure you compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 519‑253‑5242, toll free at 1‑866‑422‑0282.