Abuse Lawyers

Compensation Law

Abuse Claims – Institutional Abuse including Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Historical Abuse

With extensive experience representing institutional abuse victims, we handle every matter with respect, compassion, and empathy. 

Our abuse compensation lawyers are here to listen to your story, provide you with support, and advise you about Abuse Law and your rights. If you have been a victim of physical, sexual, historical, or institutional abuse, Attwood Marshall Lawyers can assist you in taking the steps to seek justice and make a claim for compensation. 

We understand that there is no amount of money that can change the past and the pain you have endured. The effects of abuse are catastrophic and can last a lifetime. Our dedicated abuse lawyers believe in supporting abuse victims in obtaining vindication, justice, acknowledgement, and compensationWe will fight fiercely to assist any victim of abuse, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, nor how powerful the person or institution that committed the abuse. 

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we train our lawyers to actively listen and connect, so that they can better understand your individual circumstances and the impact abuse has had on your life. We know how difficult it can be to talk about your story. The information you discuss with our team will remain confidential and we only take steps that you are comfortable with and that you instruct us to take. You are in control throughout the entire process.  In addition to our specialist abuse law experts, we have a team of internal and external support services to assist.  

Attwood Marshall Lawyers take on institutional abuse claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. There are no upfront costs and if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged any costs.  

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Our Process

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1. Get in touch

Talk to our team and tell us your story, we're here to listen.

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2. Consultation

Meet with one of our friendly compensation lawyers for your free initial consultation.

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3. Negotiation

Leave your matter in our capable hands. Our team will manage all discussions with the insurer and fight to get you the best possible result.

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4. Settlement

As soon as we receive your settlement, we will transfer your compensation payment into your nominated bank account. You can then put this matter behind you and focus on your future.


Abuse claims are made against the individual, group, entity, or institution that perpetrated the abuse. Abuse claims are commonly made against individuals (e.g. a priest, employer, parent, relative, foster parent, family member, schoolteacher, sports coach, or other member of the public) and/or the entity or institution they represented 

Abuse claims can be made against such institutions as: 

  • Churches and other religious institutions 
  • The Australian Defence Force (ADF) – Army, Navy, RAAF 
  • Schools and Universities 
  • Childcare centres and kindergartens 
  • Boys homes 
  • Government departments 
  • Orphanages 
  • Detention centres 
  • Prisons 
  • Other companies and institutions 

All states and territories in Australia have removed time limits for child sex abuse cases. Some states have also extended this to other forms of abuse.  

It does not matter how long ago your abuse happened – victims of child sexual abuse or historical abuse can bring a historical abuse claim for compensation whenever they are ready to do so. 

When you are ready to discuss your matter, contact our Compensation Law team. We will be able to help you determine your entitlements to claim compensation and give you all the information you need 

The amount of compensation you may be able to claim depends on many variables, including the individual circumstances of your matter.  

Once you speak with one of our compensation lawyers, we will be able to provide you with a clearer indication about your entitlements and what you can expect. 

You may be able to claim for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical treatment costs, care and assistance, and home assistance costs. You may also be able to claim for a significant contribution towards your legal fees from the defendant.  

Abuse claims typically take 6-18 months to settleOnce we gain an understanding of your matter, we will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of how long your claim will take.   

When you are ready to discuss your matter, contact our Compensation Law team anytime on 1800 621 071. Our experienced abuse lawyers will assist you with taking the necessary steps to proceed with your abuse claim.  

Most abuse claims can be resolved out of court at confidential, settlement conference. We can speak on your behalf, so you do not have to, unless you want to share your story.  You can trust our expert team, knowing they will support and advocate for you every step of the way. 

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are specialist compensation claim lawyers and will fight for victims of abuse. Our lawyers take the time to listen and connect with you so that they can get a deep understanding of your story and what matters most to you 

We know that engaging with a lawyer and telling your story can be an overwhelming and confronting process. Our goal is to make it easy and comfortable for you to do so, and to help you achieve the outcome you want 

We offer:  

  • A No Win, No Fee guarantee 
  • Free, no-obligation initial confidential consultation 
  • Immediate assessment of your claim, so you know where you stand  
  • No upfront costs 
  • Expert Compensation Law team led by Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law (including abuse claims) 
  • 24-hour availability (we’re here to support you on weekends, public holidays, or evenings as required) 
  • Home and hospital visits. We will come to you if you are not able to visit any of our offices, to ensure your claim has no delays. 
  • Access to support services, treatment professionals, counselling, and more. 
  • Attwood Marshall Lawyers maintain an accreditation to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 in the Provision of Legal Services. This means our systems provide our clients with the best customer experience and quality services that comply with a standard approved by the International Standards Organisation for Quality Management Systems. At the heart of our business is our intent to help people and change their lives for the better. These systems help us deliver our intent. 

No Win, No Fee Compensation Claims

Attwood Marshall Lawyers act on a No Win, No Fee basis. You only pay our fees if you win your case and receive compensation! There are no upfront costs. We offer a free, no-obligation and confidential discussion so you can find out exactly where you stand.  We have conveniently located offices at Robina, Coolangatta, Kingscliff, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. We are also always happy to discuss your matter over the phone or via Zoom or Skype. 



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