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Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

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Death from causes not connected with a criminal injuryN.I.

9.  Where the victim of a criminal injury dies otherwise than as a result of the injury—

(a)any compensation or balance of compensation to which he was entitled immediately prior to his death shall cease to be payable; and

(b)so much of Articles 3 and 4 as requires a notice to be served or an application made within a specified time shall not apply to—

(i)an application by the victim's dependants for compensation in respect of pecuniary loss between the date of the injury and the date of death; or

(ii)an application by any person for compensation in respect of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred by that person in connection with the injury,

but any such application shall be made within three months from the date of the victim's death unless there was good cause for not making the application within that period.

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