If you are injured as a result of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation. Those eligible include:
A person who sustained physical injury, pain and suffering as a direct result of a crime of violence
Anyone legally dependent of his or her support upon a person who sustains physical injury or death as a result of a crime of violence
In the event of death caused by a crime of violence, any individual that legally assumes the obligation or a relative who voluntarily pays the medical or burial expenses incurred as a direct result thereof
Good Samaritans who are injured or incur property damage as a result of assisting a police officer in arresting a criminal or preventing a crime
Victims must report the crime to the police in a reasonable time and file for compensation within 18 months of the crime unless good cause is established.