If you are a victim of crime, you may be able to get financial compensation in a number of ways.
If someone is convicted of a crime against you, the court may order them to pay you compensation. You can be compensated for a range of things, such as:
- personal injury
- losses from theft or damage to property
- losses from fraud
- being off work
- medical expenses
- travel expenses
- pain and suffering
- loss, damage or injury caused to or by a stolen vehicle.
If you want the court to consider awarding you compensation, you need to tell the police. You will need to give them details about the loss or damage you've suffered. The police will give this information to the Crown Prosecution Service, who will then make the request in court.