Where a person has been injured or killed by the commission of a crime of violence constituting an offence against the criminal code, in Ontario, there may be entitlement to compensation from the Criminal Injury Compensation Board.
A person may also be entitled to compensation if injured while attempting to arrest an offender or while trying to prevent an offense.
You may be eligible for compensation if:
a. You have been injured
b. You are responsible for the care of the victim
c. You are the dependent of a deceased victim
d. You sustain mental shock from someone else being injured
Please feel free to contact our offices free of charge to see if you may qualify.
Raphael Barristers have handled many cases through the Criminal Injury Compensation Board. In some circumstances, we have also advanced a concurrent civil law suit against the perpetrator of the crime and/or the establishment where the incident took place. It is important to have the entire circumstances of the incident reviewed with competent counsel to see if there are other avenues of recovery available to the victim of crime.
Raphael Barristers are skilled negotiators with an excellent settlement success rate through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. However, where a trial may be necessary, we have a team of experienced trial lawyers with proven trial expertise.
Raphael Barristers has an admirable record of successful trial results and settlements for their clients and have the respect of insurance companies, Mediators, Arbitrators and Judges. We have earned the respect of our colleagues and they frequently refer us their complex civil cases.
Affordability should not be a concern for people that seek our help. Subject to certain exceptions, we will take on your case and agree to be paid only if we are successful in achieving a settlement or Judgment at trial. That means you would only be required to pay the lawyers fees if a settlement is achieved or Judgment is obtained at trial. If the case is not successful then you would not be charged any fees.