(a) If a person is injured or killed by a criminal act, the division may order the payment of compensation in accordance with this act for:
(i) Expenses actually and reasonably incurred as a result of the personal injury or death of the victim, by the victim, his dependent, or any person responsible for the victim's maintenance;
(ii) Loss of earning power as a result of the victim's total or partial incapacity;
(iii) Economic loss to the deceased victim's dependents; and
(iv) Any other loss resulting from the personal injury or death of the victim which the division determines to be reasonable.
(b) In determining whether to award compensation under this act, the division shall consider:
(i) All circumstances surrounding the victim's conduct determined to be relevant which directly contributed to the victim's injury or death;
(ii) Need for financial aid; and
(iii) Any other relevant matters.
(c) The division shall not consider whether the alleged assailant has been apprehended, prosecuted or convicted, nor the result of any criminal proceedings against him.
(d) The crime victims compensation account is not a state health program and is not intended to be used as a primary payor to other health care assistance programs, but is a public, quasi-charitable fund whose fundamental purpose is to assist victims of violent crimes through a period of financial hardship as a payor of last resort. Payment made in accordance with this section shall be considered payment of last resort that follows all other sources and is provided subsequent to all other benefits. Accordingly, in determining the amount of compensation to be allowed by order, the division shall consider amounts received or receivable from any other source or sources by the victim or his dependents as a result of the incident or offense giving rise to the application. The division shall not deny compensation solely because the applicant is entitled to income from a collateral source.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 1. Code of Civil Procedure § 1-40-110. Compensation award - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-1-code-of-civil-procedure/wy-st-sect-1-40-110.html
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