Institutional and Abuse Law

Coming to terms with abuse can be a very difficult and emotional process. While nothing can take away from the pain and suffering you have endured, compensation may be available to you to assist you in accessing the care and support services you require.

At Sinnamon Lawyers we have a team of abuse lawyers to act on your behalf and assist you in accessing compensation for your claim. While nothing can take away the pain and trauma that you have suffered, our abuse lawyers Brisbane can support you through the process of making a claim.

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Sinnamon Lawyers can assist you in making the following abuse claims:

  • Church or Church-run institution
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Child care centres
  • After-school care centres
  • Medical service centres and rooms
  • Public places
  • State and Federal Government Departments
  • Juvenile detention centres
  • Immigration detention centres
  • The workplace

A person associated with an institution would include a volunteer, religious minister or priest, foster, parent, someone employed at the institution or a coach. Sadly, institutional abuse is common, and our abuse lawyers can assist you in this difficult process.

Survivors of abuse have different compensation options:

  • A claim for a Redress payment under the National Redress Scheme
  • A civil damages claim

It is noted that if you accept a Redress payment, you cannot make a civil damages claim against that specific institution. Therefore, it is a good idea to explore your options so you can make the best decision for your matter.

What is Abuse Law?

Abuse can take many forms including emotional, psychological and economic and it is not limited to physical or sexual abuse. We, as lawyers for abuse victims, can assist you in establishing your claim for whatever type of abuse you have endured.

Time Limits

If the abuse occurred before the age of 18, there are no time limits on making a legal compensation claim. We recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you become aware or understand your rights about bringing a claim.

Abuse Compensation

Damages are assessed based on court decisions in the same state or territory you are bringing your claim.

In the recent case with the Archdiocese of Melbourne, the claimant was awarded $1.9m in compensation for the abuse he had suffered. The victim lodged a civil against the Melbourne Archbishop claiming damages for injuries he suffered as a result of the abuse.

No Win No Fee

We believe all individuals have a right to fight for injustice regardless of their financial circumstances. That is why we offer to work for you on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not have to pay any legal fees unless we are successful in achieving compensation for your claim.

If we don't win you don't pay

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