How long does criminal compensation process take?

How long the criminal compensation process takes is completely down to have substantial the case is. In small cases where all of the correct documentation is included from the outset, the case may be turned around in just a few weeks. Although in cases where information is lacking and a large amount of investigation is required then the turn around may be a substantial amount of time. Cases which tend to take longer include those which have many witnesses and where the injuries to the victim are of a very serious nature.
It is realized that the application process can be a traumatic event and therefore the organisation does all it can to make the process as fast as possible. In the majority of cases the pay out will be in one lump sum, although in a small number of cases there will be interim payments.