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Compensation for victims of violent crimes

If you suffer an injury as a result of a criminal act you may be entitled to compensation for victims of violent crimes from the state. Not all types of criminal acts provide grounds for compensation. According to the law the act must be intended to endanger life or health or restrict liberty. Acts of violence and sexual offences are examples of such acts.

Children who have experienced violence against somebody close may be awarded compensation for victims of violent crimes when the experience is so serious that it likely to damage the child.

When a death occurs as the result of a criminal act those closest to the deceased may be awarded compensation for victims of violent crimes. This applies to the deceased's spouse, cohabitant, children and parents. In certain cases siblings may also be awarded compensation.

The rules for compensation for victims of violent crimes differ according to the time of the act of violence. Both the conditions for and limits of compensation may vary depending on the time of the incident.

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