We’re here to help. Can’t find an answer? Get in touch and well get back to you as soon as we can.
You might be able to claim compensation if you witnessed a violent crime.
The CICA can make compensation awards to someone who witnessed a loved one being attacked. This is known as a “secondary victim” claim.
A secondary victim is someone who has sustained a mental injury due to being present at or witnessing a crime of violence.
To claim secondary victim compensation, you must have witnessed the incident first hand or have seen the immediate aftermath. Also, there needs to be a close connection of love and affection between you and the person who was attacked.