Historical and institutional abuse claims

Sexual and physical abuse has devastating consequences and can result in lifelong injuries and challenges. Compensation can be one way of trying to address the lasting impact of abuse.

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If you are a survivor of historical or institutional abuse or abuse in a medical setting, you should seek legal advice.

This area of law has undergone many changes in recent years and new rules apply to time limits and identifying the right entity to sue.

If you were abused and you successfully bring a claim against the person or institution where the abuse occurred, you can potentially seek compensation for:

  • pain and suffering
  • past and future lost wages and superannuation
  • medical treatment
  • the value of gratuitous care provided to you.

We have successfully brought claims against churches, schools, government departments, medical practitioners and individuals.

We are a safe space to share your story and hear about your potential rights. Calling and making an appointment with one of our lawyers is free.

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Why do I need a specialist abuse lawyer?

Sometimes a successful compensation claim requires you to prove what was known about the person who abused you, or what should have been known. An expert lawyer will often have resources and witnesses to help you prove your case.

We know that you may be sharing your story of abuse for the first time. We are a trauma aware legal practice skilled in working with survivors of abuse every day.

Brave Legal has over 30 years’ experience in abuse claims and only acts on a no-win, no-fee basis. We recognise that the process can be stressful and we offer a free counselling service for our clients and their families through our “Brave Support” program.

Our mission is to provide legal excellence entwined with compassionate support to deliver exceptional outcomes.

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