On the 10th March 2014, legislation changes are set to take place which may benefit those injured as a result of criminal activity. The legislation changes are going to dramatically reduce rehabilitation periods meaning that clients who previously were unable to claim for criminal injury compensation, may now be able to do so.
Those with previous criminal convictions are often unable to claim for criminal compensation, especially if their own crimes took place a short time before their injury. With the new legislation, rehabilitation periods will be greatly shortened and therefore it’s more likely that a conviction will be spent meaning that a claim for compensation can be made.
Express Solicitors have a dedicated criminal injuries specialist lawyer, who can provide you with free and independent advice. For more information, please visit our Criminal Injuries page or call 0845 456 4007.
Below is a useful table that lists rehabilitation periods for specific crimes, and what these periods will be changed to on 10th March 2014.