Did you know that you could receive compensation if a crime is committed against you? The Office of Attorney General wants to help you receive the compensation you deserve. If a crime causes you physical or psychological injury, you deserve to be assisted in your time of suffering. The Toll-Free Victim Services Information and Referral Line is 1-800-226-6667. More information is available here.
What is the Crime Victim Compensation Program?
The Crime Victim Compensation Program is designed to provide support for those who have suffered because of a crime committed against them. It is unfair for the victim of crime to deal with an injury along with the added stress of medical bills, lost time at work, etc.
Assistance may be available for:
If you fit under any one of these categories you may be eligible for assistance:
What information is needed to apply?
First, you want to complete and sign the victim compensation form. Next you will need the offense report provided by law enforcement when you reported the crime. This is needed to prove that a crime has been committed that deserves compensation. Lastly, you need all documented proof that you were truly affected by the crime including documents that show lost time from work, doctor’s notes, settlements and/or other documents that show crime-related expenses.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to obtain a copy of the application, please call 1-800-226-6667 or visit the Crime Victim Compensation Program’s website at http://myfloridalegal.com/victims
Aside from the State of Florida’s Bureau of Victim Compensation, The Fighter Law Firm may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries (whether physical or emotional). Call us today to see how we may be able to help you – (407) 344-4837.
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