Function of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal administers the following schemes:
the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted
the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries Criminally Inflicted on Prison Officers
The tribunal considers applications from people who suffer a personal injury or death as a result of a crime of violence.
Ex gratia compensation may be awarded on the basis of any vouched out of pocket expenses, including loss of earnings, experienced by the victim or, if the victim has died as a result of the incident, by the dependents of the victim.
The incident in which the injury was caused must have been reported to the Gardaí without delay.
Application must be made to the tribunal as soon as possible but not later than three months after the incident. The tribunal has discretion under the scheme to extend this time limit in circumstances where the applicant can show that the reason for the delay in submitting the application justifies exceptional treatment of the application.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Secretary at the address or telephone number below: