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Compensation for non-pecuniary damage caused by decisions, actions or omissions of the body carrying out operational and investigative activities, pre-trial investigation, prosecutor's office or court
Відшкодування моральної шкоди за затримання

If an illegal decision has been made against you or you have been subjected to illegal actions or omissions by police, prosecutors, or court officials, you are entitled to compensation for non-pecuniary damage.


If you believe that the illegal actions of the authorities listed above have caused you moral damages, disrupted your normal life relationships, and require additional efforts to organize your life, our team of moral damages lawyers can help you understand. what you have the right to claim.


- For what can you claim compensation for non-pecuniary damage?

In accordance with the provisions of the law, the damage caused to a person as a result of:

  • Illegal conviction.

  • Illegal investigative actions.

  • Illegal use of administrative arrest or correctional labor.

  • Illegal confiscation of property, illegal imposition of a fine.

  • Illegal carrying out of operative-search actions.


- On what grounds is compensation for non-pecuniary damage?

The right to compensation for damage caused by decisions, actions or omissions of the body carrying out operational and investigative activities, pre-trial investigation, prosecution or court, arises in the following cases:

  • Ruling of a court acquittal.

  • Establishment in the court decision of the fact of illegality of actions of the authorized bodies.

  • Closure of criminal proceedings.

  • Closing the case of an administrative offense.


- How can you prove the fact of inflicting moral damage?

To confirm the presence of non-pecuniary damage, the court welcomes:

  • Medical certificates of deteriorating health.

  • Evidence to confirm the deterioration of the material condition.

  • Evidence of severance or deterioration of social and family ties.

  • Evidence to prove the impossibility of leading a normal life.

The inability to restore the previous condition or the significant duration of changes in the life of the victim, caused by illegal actions, usually increases the amount of compensation.


- What amount of compensation can be claimed?

There are many factors that affect the amount of compensation you or your family members may be entitled to. Among them are the following:

  • The depth of the physical and mental suffering you have experienced.

  • The nature and duration of the restriction of your rights.

  • Ability to restore the condition that existed before the offense.

  Only after we get acquainted with the specific circumstances of your situation, we can give you a better idea of what to expect from the consideration of your claim.


- Do you need a lawyer to file a claim for compensation for non-pecuniary damage?

Compensation for non-pecuniary damage occurs in court. Compensation is awarded differently in each case and depends a lot on your specific circumstances. 

If you do not have an experienced moral damages lawyer on your side, it may be difficult to determine the nature of your case, and you may not receive the compensation to which you are entitled.


Our team of non-pecuniary lawyers can help you if:

  • You need help filing a lawsuit.

  • You have applied for non-pecuniary damage, but it has been rejected.

  • Your health has deteriorated as a result of serving an illegal sentence and you need advice on what to do next.

  • You have other questions about compensation for non-pecuniary damage.


Have you faced a similar situation and want to receive compensation? Do you have doubts about your right to compensation for non-pecuniary damage?

Ask your lawyer a question!


Questions? Call the number , or write in the CHAT (at the bottom of the page) . We will be glad to help you!


You can also find us at: Vinnytsia, st. Liberation 2, or Kyiv, Sq. Solomianska, 2.

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