When a crime occurs in a workplace, such as an armed robbery or a physical assault, staff are entitled to access State Government Funded assistance through Crime Compensation. There is no cost to the employer or to the employee in obtaining such assistance which may include financial compensation. Furthermore, such assistance may also be available whether or not a Workcover claim has been made.
For example, if you are a Gaming Room Attendant working in a gaming venue, or a Shop Assistant at a petrol station, or a Hospitality Worker at a fast food restaurant, or a Nurse in a hospital, or a Security Guard or a Police Officer or other and you have been the victim of a crime while at work you may be entitled to assistance.
If you are an employer whose staff have been the victims of crime or an employee who has been the victim of crime either at work or elsewhere call Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional advice and support on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au