Abuse Compensation Claims

Sexual assault is an extremely painful experience which can leave deep psychological scars. Chamberlains dedicated lawyers can help you receive a suitable compensation for your traumatic experience, offering a free no-obligation appointment, with a no win-no fee policy.

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Being the victim of institutional abuse is a traumatic experience not many people will ever be able to understand. It can make you feel traumatized, baffled, and powerless. A lawyer can help you by through the process of bringing a claim and receiving compensation.

At Chamberlains, we have a dedicated team of specialist working solely with historic sexual abuse claims. We offer a supportive and understanding environment and will walk you through every step of your matter.

We will help you reach a suitable compensation for your traumatic experience, offering a confidential free no-obligation appointment, with a no win-no fee policy.


Process - what happens next?

Initial case evaluation

After an initial briefing of your matter, we will provide you with a preliminary plan.


After investigating all aspects of your matter, we will recommend and explain the claims process best suited for you.

Case management

The Chamberlains team will work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome for you, keeping you updated along the way.

Important Questions

Seeking Compensation

  • Are you seeking sexual abuse compensation?
  • Have you been sexually abused by a person or within an institution you trusted?
  • Has the abuse left you with lasting physiological (or/and physical) scars?
  • Has someone you know been the subject of sexual abuse now or earlier in their life?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, you should consult with a lawyer.

Contact Chamberlains’ dedicated team of lawyers to learn more and discuss your options.

I was abused as a child, is it too late to make a claim?

The previous time limits for making a claim for compensation have been removed, so survivors of abuse can now make a claim regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

The removal of the barrier of time constraints is an important step towards achieving justice for survivors who are quite often not ready to address what has happened to them until many years after the abuse has taken place.

Who is the claim brought against?

A claim is brought against the institution where your abuse took place and is handled by their insurer. It is helpful to note that it may still be possible to make a claim even if the institution no longer exists.

How much will it cost to bring a legal case?

At Chamberlains, we are committed to achieving justice for all victims. We offer a free consultation and a no win no fee policy. Just as the compensation received differs from case to case, so do the legal costs, so ask one of our lawyers today about what your legal costs could look like if your claim is successful.

How much compensation could I receive?

Whilst nothing can remove the pain caused by the abuse, our experts may be able to assist you to recover compensation for what you have gone through. This compensation can include:

  • Non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering damages, to compensate for your psychological and emotional distress; and
  • Treatment costs, to cover the past and future costs of physical or psychological injury;
  • Payments for care and domestic assistance provided to you by your friends and family because of your injuries; and
  • Loss of earnings, past and future economic loss and superannuation, to compensate for any loss in income that has resulted from the abuse.
  • Each matter is unique and the total amounts in financial compensation will vary from case to case, but if you have a lawyer experienced in this area, you will be able to achieve the maximum compensation possible for your circumstances.

How can Chamberlains assist me?

At Chamberlains, we are dedicated to assisting people impacted by institutional abuse across Australia. We specialise in a wide array of institutional abuse, for example education systems, religious establishments, sporting organisations or any other institutions in Australia. We can’t possibly say that we understand what you have been through, but we can say that we are experienced in these matters and we promise to fight for you. Our aim is to make the legal process as simple and stress free as possible.

Whether you live close or far away from one of our offices across Australia, we are equally committed to providing you with our expert advice and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are able to accommodate the communication preferences of all clients – be it meeting in person, regular telephone calls or videocalls – so that we can help victims of abuse across the country.

Contact us.

P +61 2 9264 9111
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