If you have been the victim of a crime in Victoria while is the course of your work duties and sustained either a physical or a psychological injury as the result of the criminal act you may be entitled to access assistance from both Workcover as well as from Crimes Compensation.
For example, if you are a Security Officer, Gaming Room Attendant, Shop Assistant, Console Operator, Bank Employee, Police Officer or other and you have been harmed by a criminal act, such as a physical assault or a robbery, then you can make a claim for crimes compensation. The amount of crimes compensation awarded to a victim of an armed robbery is currently around $3,250.00.
Making a claim for Crimes Compensation is extremely simply and can be completed within one hour and there is not cost whatsoever to the victim of the crime in accessing this entitlement. For further information contact Victims of Crime Counselling and Compensation Services on Freecall 1800 000 055.