Local Law News
We would like to inform you that Geoghegan Myers Legal will be closing the office during the Christmas and New Year period from 1pm 22 December 2017 and re-opening on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
If you need to contact us urgently during this time, please email Rosie or Justin at email@example.com.
Geoghegan Myers Legal wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2018!
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Victims of crime often suffer some form of physical or mental harm as result of the offence committed against them. Did you know that if you have suffered an injury because of a criminal offence, you may be entitled to make a claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation? You may also be eligible for compensation if you are a close relative or dependant of a person injured, harmed or killed as a result of the offence.
A claim may be made if a person is charged and convicted of an offence. In some cases, a claim may be awarded if the alleged offender is acquitted or not even charged.
You have three years from the date of the offence to make an application for a claim. If you are unable to make a full application prior to three years lapsing, you can apply for an extension of time.
You can be compensated if you have suffered bodily harm, mental or nervous shock or pregnancy as a result of the offence. The compensation may cover pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of income and any medical expenses related to the injury.
There is usually no need to attend a hearing in a claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation as the applications are considered by an Assessor at the Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation and they will make the assessment based on the information provided in the application and supporting documents.
Depending on your injuries you can be awarded up to the maximum amount of $75,000 in Criminal Injuries Compensation. Geoghegan Myers Legal can provide advice on whether you are eligible to make a claim and the information you will need to provide in addition to the application. Call for our $99 initial advice appointment today.
It can be beneficial to understand your future options if you are thinking of separating. Come and see our family lawyer Sarah at Geoghegan Myers Legal in Fremantle or Mandurah for advice on property settlement, divorce and children. In our $99 initial consultation we can provide you an overview of your rights, entitlements and options, as well as the procedural aspects of going to court.
Family Law Appointments in Fremantle!
Our family lawyer, Sarah spends most of her time in our Mandurah office. We are pleased to announce that she will now be holding a regular Freo family law day in central Fremantle.
Book now for a $99 family law appointment to be held on Tuesday 4 July.
Call 9535 4564