If you are a victim of assault
It is a major shock to find yourself the victim of another person’s violent behaviour. Being hit, punched or kicked by another person is a serious stress to your body physically, as well as a major cause of psychological stress. If a weapon is used the injuries may be even more serious and the situation more traumatic. If several people attack you the experience may be even more frightening and distressing. If the perpetrator is someone you have known, or trusted, there may be many added emotional issues to deal with. You may have thought you were safe because there were others around, yet no one helped.
Questions you may have
Crime Victim Helpline is here to assist with support and information in relation to any of the issues that arise for you as a victim of crime. You can call us on our Helpline Free Phone 116 006, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, you can text us on 085 1337711, and we will call you back.
www.vsac.ie Victim Support at Court will support you as a victim or witness through the court process, and accompany you to court if you wish.
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Scheme_Of_Compensation_for_Personal_Injuries_Criminally_Inflicted Information on compensation for medical and out of pocket expenses, incurred because of injuries received in a violent crime.