The legal procedure to claim compensation from the offender is to open a civil action for damages against them, unless the criminal court has already issued an order against the offender to pay the victim.
When there is such an order, you have the right to execute that order as if the civil court had ruled in your favour: consequently, you may even request the issue of a seizure warrant or a writ of attachment.
If the offender does not pay, there is a possibility for the Government to pay the victim an advance under certain conditions which may be laid down at the discretion of the Attorney General.
Yes, you are entitled to apply for compensation from the State under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Electronic form available: https://eforms.gov.mt/pdfforms.aspx?fid=pjd010e
There is a right to compensation even when the offender is not convicted or is unknown.
In exceptional cases, emergency payments may be made pending a final decision on the compensation claim.
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