Those who have been a victim of a violent crime in Victoria may be entitled to compensation.


At Pearce Webster Dugdales, we assist our clients to apply for financial assistance from the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT), including assistance for counselling, medical, safety related and funeral expenses, loss of earnings, and other expenses to assist recovery from the crime. Financial assistance may also include a payment to recognise the significant adverse effects of the crime.


We also assist clients to make applications under the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) for compensation to be paid directly by offenders who have been found guilty or convicted of violent offences.


Our experienced lawyers understand that navigating the legal process can be challenging, particularly for those who may be in the process of recovering from physical or psychological injuries. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients and assist our clients to access financial assistance to support their recovery process.


Please contact one of our experienced Crimes Compensation lawyers to discuss your eligibility to apply for compensation and how we may assist you.