Criminal acts can leave victims scarred for life and the liability of compensation is pointing at the government. Criminal activities deem you automatically eligible for criminal injury compensation as long as you could comply with these other requirements.
If a victim sustains a criminal injury that is automatically identifiable as being a direct victim of a crime of violence in a reported area within England, Wales or Scotland, then they are eligible to receive compensation. A crime of violence is anything that involves a physical attack, any act of a violent injury that causes physical injury, a threat from another person or arson.
Aside from compensation, anybody who apprehended the victim during the crime of violence will receive an award from the government. Anyone who works to prevent a crime, containing the consequences of a crime (such as rescuing the victim and standing as witness) and assisting a constable or police officer during the apprehension can receive a reward.
All victims need to undergo medical examination to determine their injuries. Medical professionals can identify the severity and the possibility of the injuries resulting from a crime of violence. The person can use this as evidence for criminal injury compensation.
You cannot receive compensation if you did not report the incident, if you have already applied for an award for the same criminal injury or if the injury took place outside England, Wales and Scotland. You are also ineligible if you have a criminal record, you failed to cooperate with the authorities or if you delayed informing the police about the crime.