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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims 2008: A Guide to the New Scheme isbn 9781853288296

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

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ISBN13: 9781853288821
ISBN: 1853288829
New Edition ISBN: 9781853288296
Published: April 2005
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims is a practical and comprehensive guide to making a claim under the government's 1996 and 2001 tariff based Schemes for compensating victims of violent crimes.

Divided into three sections: eligibility issues, assessment of compensation, and the procedural aspects of the Schemes, this unique text provides a one-stop source of information for all those practising in this field.

Key features include:-

  • commentaries on all the recent judicial review decisions
  • detailed guidance on the approach of the Authority and the Panel to some of the more difficult issues of interpretation of the Schemes
  • specific guidance in relation to the calculation of an applicants' losses and sample schedules of loss
  • detailed summaries of relevant case law
  • practical advice about the preparation of claims, the obtaining of evidence and the presentation of claims
  • full text of each Scheme and key guides and practice directions published by the Authority and the Panel.
Written by authors with unrivalled experience, Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims is essential reading for practitioners looking to improve their applicants' chances of receiving the appropriate compensation.

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Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law
Foreword by Roger Goodier
1. Introduction
Part 1: Eligibility
2. Crimes of violence
3. Trespass on a railway, law enforcement activities and use of a vehicle
4. Criminal injuries
5. Family violence and other constraints on eligibility
6. Failure to report or cooperate
7. Conduct and character
Part 2: Assessment of compensation
8. Injury awards
9. Compensation for loss of earnings and pension loss
10. Compensation for special expenses
11. Deductions
12. Compensation in fatal cases
Part 3: Procedure
13. Jurisdiction, time limits and transitional provisions
14. Making an application for compensation
15. Seeking a review
16. Evidence and disclosure
17. Appealing against a review decision
18. The appeal hearing
19. Reconsideration and re-opening of final decisions
20. Further appeal routes
21. Administration of awards