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Criminal Injuries

Isle of Man Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

In 1969 Tynwald approved a scheme under which the victims of crimes of violence in the Isle of Man could be paid compensation by the Manx Government. The scheme was based on a similar scheme which had been introduced in the United Kingdom in 1964. The Manx scheme was revised by Tynwald in 1983. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2005 is a further revision and applies to injuries sustained on or after 13 December 2005.

Compensation for an injury caused by a violent crime is an expression of the public's sense of responsibility for, and sympathy with, the innocent victim.

Incidents which occur prior to 13 December 2005 are eligible for consideration under the 1983 Scheme and Incidents which occur on or after 13 December 2005, will be eligible for consideration under the 2005 Scheme. If you believe that you may be entitled to claim compensation under one of these schemes, you should refer to the relevant information and application forms available in downloadable documents.

Secretary to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

1st Floor
Markwell House
Market Street
Douglas
Isle of Man, IM1 2RZ
Telephone: +44 1624 685103

Should you wish to seek confidential support and advice in coping with the incident, you may contact the Isle of Man Victim Support Office at:

Victim Support Isle of Man
6 Albert Street
Douglas
Isle of Man, IM1 2QA
Telephone: +44 1624 679950

These notes are produced to give general guidance only and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law.

You may wish to take your own legal advice.

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