Tasmania Sexual & Institutional Abuse Lawyers

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If you or someone you know has suffered institutional abuse in Tasmania, you may be entitled to compensation. No matter when your abuse occurred, it is never too late to seek help.

Institutional abuse a broad description for any form of abuse that occurs within a public or private institution, or by an official of that institution. These places are supposed to protect the people in their care, but when abuse occurs, they instead become a source of anguish for the abused.

Examples of Tasmanian institutions may include schools, boarding schools, military facilities, all levels of government departments or agencies, churches and religious institutions, detention centres, care homes and other private and public organisations.

It costs nothing to contact Lionheart Lawyers for an initial consultation. Our caring and experienced lawyers will listen to you to understand the details of your case and provide free advice on how you can obtain everything that you are entitled to under Tasmanian law.

Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims

With more than 50 years of combined experience pursuing compensation claims, Lionheart Lawyers are exceptionally equipped to fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.

For survivors of abuse, it can be hard to fathom making a claim against the Tasmanian institution where your abuse occurred. After all, no sum of money could ever take away your trauma. However, you may receive compensation that could provide you with important treatment and resources to recover from your experience, improve your life and assist your loved ones.

If you have experienced institutional abuse in Tasmania, talk to one of our highly skilled and caring lawyers. We are aware that trauma affects every person differently and will do everything we can to ensure you always feel safe and supported throughout the claims process.

Claiming Damages for Institutional Abuse in Tasmania

Tasmanian law does not have any time limits on making an institutional child abuse claim, so it is never too late to contact us. If your abuse occurred as an adult, or you are unsure whether your case falls under institutional abuse, then simply contact us for a free and obligation-free initial assessment.

If you agree to work with us, then once we have gathered the necessary evidence, we will seek damages for all the types of compensation you may be eligible for. This may include:

  • Economic loss, including loss of past and future income;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Medical and treatment expenses;
  • Domestic care and assistance;
  • In some rarer cases, punitive damages intended to punish the institution.

National Redress Scheme in Tasmania

The National Redress Scheme was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

While there are some benefits to this applying for compensation under this scheme, it is best to speak to Lionheart Lawyers first to understand your full entitlements. Once you have received compensation under the National Redress Scheme, you will be unable to bring a civil claim. A civil claim has the potential to deliver substantially greater options for compensation. It is worth seeking expert independent legal advice to ensure you choose the compensation option most suited to your personal circumstances.

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