Under the Criminal Injury Compensation Scotland Act, an injured person may claim for compensation after a crime. If the victim is under 18, the parents may apply on their behalf. For those who are older, the date of the incident is important, as evidence must be presented within two years of the incident. In Criminal Injury Compensation Scotland, however, a victim can file a claim if they are younger than 18. This is particularly important if the injured person was a minor.