Institutional Abuse

Institutional Abuse

While money alone cannot  erase the harm caused, survivors of historical child abuse (sexual, physical and emotional abuse) can now bring claims against the institutions at which they unfortunately suffered abuse.

Compensation can’t change the past, but it can empower your future.

Coming to terms with emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, regardless of when it happened—can be difficult. For many victims, it is also important to formally receive acknowledgment of the wrongs committed and an apology.

Our promise to those who have suffered abuse is to provide competent, supportive, and discreet legal advice.

If you or someone who is close to you has  been a victim of abuse whilst in the care of an institution, you are entitled to and deserve compensation.

We are here to help.    We continue to obtain results and outcomes for our clients.   Many who had not disclosed the unfortunate abuse to any one prior to engaging our firm.

At MEJ we have the experience to help you through this process with understanding and compassion.

You can chat to us, one-on-one, in our office, at your home, on-line or in an environment where you feel most comfortable. You can also start the process by phoning us on behalf of a family member.

WHAT INSTITUTIONS DO YOU BRING CLAIMS AGAINST?

Whilst we can’t name every institution we have brought a claim against, claims can generally be categorised as follows:

  • Clergy members and Church Claims
  • School Claims
  • Defence Department Claims
  • Claims against The Commonwealth & State Governments
  • Associations. Sporting Organisations.

DOES IT MATTER WHEN THE ABUSE HAPPENED?

Simply put, it does not.   We will provide you with advice as to the specific circumstances of your claim.

DO YOU PROVIDE ADVICE AS TO THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME?

Yes we do.   Before you accept any offer from the National Redress Scheme, please speak to us first.   Accepting an offer from the National Redress Scheme can negatively impact your proper compensation claim that you may have against the Institution directly.

DOES MATTER WHERE THE ABUSE HAPPENED?

No it does not. Our team deals with claims across the Country.

DO YOU ASSIST WITH REPORTING THE ABUSE TO THE POLICE?

Yes we do.   Please speak to us and we can assist you.

I WASN”T ABUSED BUT I HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE OF ASSISTANCE, CAN I CALL YOUR OFFICES?

Yes! We can assist and guide you from the start.

 

At Maliganis Edwards Johnson we are proud of our professionalism and our results.

 

 

Want to know your rights?

02 6257 2999mail@mej.com.au