Wyatts Are Compensation Lawyers For Victims Of Institutional Child Abuse
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers support victims of Institutional Sexual Abuse and sexual assault. Our lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers listen because they care, and they will treat you with dignity and respect.
Were you sexually or physically abused at a religious or public school?
Have you been sexually or physically abused by a clergy member or other church leader?
Were you sexually or physically abused while in institutional care?
Were you sexually or physically abused by someone you considered to be a spiritual or religious leader?
Were you sexually or physically abused by a sporting coach or other sports leader?
Amendments to the law in New South Wales have been made to assist victims of institutional child abuse. The law changes stem from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Civil Liability Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse Liability) Act 2018 introduces these changes. The objective of this legislation is to assist victims of church and other institutional child sexual abuses to commence legal proceedings to claim damages, ie compensation. If you have been a victim of child sexual abuse, contact the team at Wyatts to learn more about your entitlements.
Child sexual and physical abuse is a blatant violation of a child’s right to be protected and safe from harm, and is a crime under Australian law. If you have been a victim of physical or sexual abuse by a clergy-member (e.g. priest or nun), a teacher, coach, carer, or another person in an institutional setting, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers understand that victims of abuse are often left with physical and psychological injuries that are traumatic and debilitating. These injuries can have life-long financial and emotional consequences, not only for the victim, but also for their loved-ones. Wyatts Compensation Lawyers can help you pursue your claim with compassion and sensitivity. Our legal team is committed to seeking justice and compensation for victims of abuse, and to ensuring that perpetrators, including those that seek to cover up abuse, are held to account for their actions.
Claims Against A Church
Churches and Faith-Based Institutions
If you have been abused by a religious leader, whether in a Church, school, private home, or institution-run premises, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims Against A School
Schools and Educational Institutions
If you have been abused by a teacher or education provider, or you are the parent/caregiver of a child who was abused, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims Against A Sporting Organisation
Sports Coaches and Sporting Institutions
If you have been abused by a sports coach or sports team leader, or you are the parent/caregiver of a child who was abused, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims Against A Government-Run Institution
If you or your child have been abused by a someone employed by a Commonwealth and State Government department, such as child protection services, justice, health and social services, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims Against A Youth Organisation
If you have been abused by a leader or team member of a youth organisation (e.g. Scouts, YCMA) or you are the parent/caregiver of a child who was abused, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims Against a Foster Care Service
If you have been abused by a foster carer or a provider of out-of-home care, or you are the parent/caregiver of a child who was abused, you may be eligible to seek compensation.
We Are Committed To Treating Our Clients With
Compassion And Sensitivity
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers is one of Sydney’s most experienced personal injury and compensation legal firms. Our Directors – Julie Wyatt and Neville Wyatt – have extensive experience in Compensation and Personal Injury Law, and both have a highly-respected record within the legal service.
Together, our highly-qualified and dedicated team has more than 150 years of combined experience – so you know that you will have the best people by your side.
At Wyatts, our commitment is to offer every client a personalised, compassionate, caring and attentive service. We understand that you are more than a “case number” and we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
We Listen. We Care. We Offer You Our Support.
An institution is any public or private agency, association, club or organisation that provides, or has provided, activities, facilities, programs or services of any kind that allows adults to have contact with children. Child sexual abuse in an institutional setting can happen either on the premises of an institution, or where the activities of an institution take place.
Our sexual abuse lawyers will listen to your situation with compassion and care. We will advise you on the best course of action, and will represent you so that you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today to speak with one of our legal team.
Institutional child sexual or physical abuse can occur in:
- Faith-based and religious settings, including Catholic and other Christian churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and their associated activities
- Early childhood education and care settings
- Public and private schools
- Health-care and medical settings and situations, including during routine check-ups, emergency visits, hospitalisations, and long-term care
- Out-of-home care settings, including residential, foster and kinship care services
- Sports settings
- Commonwealth and State Government departments such as child protection services, justice, health and social services
If you or a loved-one were abused in an institutional setting, please speak to one of our lawyers. We will listen to your situation with compassion and care, and will provide you with the support you need to claim the compensation you deserve.
Although every case is different, compensation generally covers:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future loss of income
- Past and future costs for any medical treatment or ongoing care
- Legal costs
Our dedicated and highly-experienced compensation lawyers will provide you with a personalised and attentive service, so that you can get the compensation you deserve.
As part of the NSW Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, time limits for civil claims have been removed. This change to the law was brought into effect under the Limitation Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2016.
This means that you can pursue a compensation claim no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.
Our team of lawyers understands that talking about child sexual and physical abuse can be difficult, and it takes great courage to speak-up. We will listen to you with compassion and sensitivity, and will support you in your journey. Please contact us today to take the first step towards claiming compensation.
Compensation claims can be made by any person who has experienced sexual or physical abuse when they were under 18 years of age, and while in an institutional setting – regardless of when the abuse occurred.
If you or a loved-one has experienced child sexual abuse, or physical abuse, Wyatts Compensation Lawyers are here to help. We understand that taking the first steps towards compensation can be challenging, so we offer our legal services with compassion and sensitivity. Please contact us today to speak with one of our lawyers.
If you were sexually or physically abused by someone that was not part of a church, school, or other institution, you may be able to claim compensation as a victim of crime.
You may also be entitled to claim compensation if you witnessed a violent sexual or physical assault.
Learn more about how we can help victims of sexual assault obtain the compensation they deserve.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer:
- A free initial consultation for child sexual abuse and physical abuse claims
- A No Win, No Fee policy
- Consultation in your preferred language
- Four conveniently located offices in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool and Rockdale
- In-home consultation – If you are unable to travel, we will come to you
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Wyatts Represents Victims Of Institutional Child Sexual and Physical Abuse
Pursuing a compensation claim can be overwhelming at a time when you are at your most vulnerable. Our specialised and compassionate team of sexual abuse compensation lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in making a claim. Our resolve is to represent you with commitment and determination so that you get the outcome you deserve.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers have four offices conveniently located in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool and Rockdale. Call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us via our online form for an attentive and personalised service. Remember to ask for more information about our No Win, No Fee policy.