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LOCAL INFORMATION

7.37.1 
Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme - CICS

7.37.1

Extent:      Jersey
Updated:   September 2019
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Words You May Need to Know

Compensation – something given to make up for a loss

Damages – money paid to make up for a loss

Deductions from the award - sums of money taken off the sum of money awarded

Earnings - money you get from working; wages

Earnings capacity - the ability to earn money

Guardian -  someone who has legal responsibility to look after someone eg a parent is a legal guardian of their child (unless a Court has made a different decision)

Limited - restricted

Loss of facility - no longer being able to do something

Out of pocket expenses- money you have had to spend on things which you would not have bought or paid for if you had not had to do something eg cost of special shoes after an accident.

 

Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

The online application is available here - www.gov.je/StayingSafe/Community/Crime/Pages/CriminalInjuriesCompensationScheme.aspx

 

This should be done as soon as possible after the injury has occurred, however an application must be made within three years of the date of the event that caused the injury.

 

Who can apply

Anyone who has suffered a personal injury can apply for compensation if they were

-  the victim of a crime of violence or

-  they were attempting to stop a crime of violence or

-  they were attempting to catch someone who they thought was committing a crime  
   of violence.

The injury may be physical or mental, or have resulted in the person’s death. If the person has died a dependent (eg spouse, partner or child) or relative may apply for compensation instead.

A spouse or partner may apply for compensation if they have been injured after some domestic violence in the home. However, they can only apply once the couple have stopped living together and after a case about the injury has been taken to Court.

 

Appeal procedure

 If someone is not happy to accept the decision of the Board, it is possible to ask for a further hearing to take place with different members of the Board.

 The request for a further hearing must be made within three months of the date when the person applying for the appeal received the results of the case.

 

Amount of awards

Maximum payable

£100,000

Maximum for loss or damage to jewellery

£150