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If you or someone you know has suffered institutional abuse as a child in the Northern Territory, including institutional sexual abuse, you may be eligible to make a claim for damages, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.

If you have sought help or guidance for institutional abuse in the Northern Territory previously, then you may have heard about the National Redress Scheme.

This Australia-wide redress scheme was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. We strongly advise speaking to one of the experts at Lionheart Lawyers before applying to this scheme because once you have accepted compensation via the National Redress Scheme, you may be unable to bring a civil claim.

It costs nothing to speak to one of our experienced lawyers for an initial consultation. We will listen to you with sensitivity and compassion, and advise you of the most efficient way you can make a claim to ensure you receive your maximum entitlements under NT law.

Lionheart Lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in pursuing compensation claims and advocating for victims to help them obtain the compensation they are entitled to.

Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims

Institutional abuse is any form of abuse, sexual, physical or psychological, that occurs within public and private institutions. Examples of these institutions within the Northern Territory may include State and Commonwealth Government departments or agencies, schools and boarding schools, defence departments, foster homes, churches and religious institutions, care homes and other private and public organisations.

For victims of abuse, these institutions that are supposed to protect and foster the young and vulnerable become places of trauma instead.

Trauma of abuse affects every individual differently. Lionheart Lawyers understand that pursuing a claim against the institution where your abuse occurred can be profoundly difficult. We will provide every support possible to ensure you feel safe and heard as you navigate the claims process.

While no amount of compensation can undo the pain caused by abuse, it can be a vital step in allowing you to seek treatment and begin rebuilding your life, assisting you and those around you including parents, children, your partner or other family members.

Claiming Damages for Institutional Abuse in the Northern Territory

Regardless of when your institutional abuse occurred, you may be able to seek compensation. If your abuse occurred within a Northern Territory institution, then proceedings will need to be issued in a NT court. It is also possible in some cases that your claim may settle without the need to go to court.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, damages may be sought for:

  • Treatment or medical expenses;
  • Economic loss;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Domestic care and assistance.

Contact one of our multilingual lawyers for a free and confidential initial consultation. We will take the time to listen to you and understand your case, then explain the claims process in simple terms and identify everything you may be entitled to claim.

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