If you have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused, we understand that you have been through a traumatic experience. At Stacks Goudkamp we have compassionate lawyers who specialise in this very delicate area of compensation law, and will treat you with understanding and respect.
We are experienced in bringing claims for victims of abuse against individual perpetrators and their employers such as religious and educational organisations.
We will meet with you in person or on the telephone as you prefer, to discuss your circumstances and how we can help. There are usually strict deadlines to bring compensation claims, but abuse victims understandably often only seek legal help long after a traumatic event when they are psychologically ready to disclose what happened to them. We will explain these legal obstacles in an easy to understand way, and what we can do to overcome them and get you the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.
To find out more about our expertise in this area, read our case studies.
If you would like to discuss your experience and find out whether you are entitled to bring a compensation claim, telephone us today on 1800 25 1800 or contact us online to arrange a free no obligation assessment with one our compassionate lawyers.
Abuse Claims case studies:
PJM was made a ward of the State of NSW at the age of 18 months. PJM was removed from his parents’ care as a result of familial abuse and neglect. PJM was moved between various State “Boys’ Homes” until the age of 15 years. During his time at one government run home he was the victim of repeated sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of several employees of the home. PJM was too scared to notify other teachers, believing it would lead to more abuse. In addition to the horrific abuse, PJM was made to perform physical labour in and around the school, rather than being allowed to attend any lessons. He therefore left school being unable to read or write.
As a result of the physical and psychological trauma PJM sustained he was unable to hold down a job, nor build any meaningful relationships.
After hearing about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, PJM contacted Stacks Goudkamp Lawyers for advice. Although it had been over 30 years since the abuse occurred, Stacks Goudkamp Lawyers were able to build a case against the State of NSW in negligence and reach an out of court settlement and, importantly closure for PJM.