Coming to terms with emotional, physical, or sexual abuse can be an incredibly difficult process and last a lifetime. While no amount of money can take away the pain the abuse has caused, compensation may be available to help you access the care and support services you need.
Abuse claim lawyers
At Shine Lawyers, we have a team of abuse law experts who are here to listen to you, act on your behalf and help you to access the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will do all they can to make sure the compensation process is as simple as possible, and will strive to obtain the outcomes that truly matter to you and your loved ones.
We have experience running a wide range of abuse claims, including where individuals were subjected to abuse within:
- Church or Church-run institutions
- Child care centres
- After-school care centres
- The workplace
- Medical service centres and rooms
- Public places
- State and Federal Government Departments
- Australian Defence Force
- Juvenile detention centres
According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.
While most sexual harassment cases occur in the workplace, sexual harassment can also happen in public and private settings including school, university, sports teams, online or over the phone.
Sexual harassment may include physical or verbal acts such as inappropriate advances, intrusive questions, inappropriate comments, staring, touching, sexually explicit messages, requests for sex or unwanted date requests, physical assault, indecent exposure and stalking.
Our Abuse Law team
We have a dedicated team of abuse claim experts who collectively possess over 90 years of experience in abuse law. Our lawyers specialise in providing legal advice and guidance to survivors of abuse, standing as a voice for clients, and helping them access justice and acknowledgement for the wrongdoing they have suffered.
To ensure every abuse survivor is supported and provided with compassionate and competent legal representation the team is comprised of carefully selected members, all of whom are trained in trauma awareness. Read more about our team of abuse law experts in the FAQs below.
Legal support and service
With a strong understanding of the fragile state many abuse survivors are in, our lawyers recognise the importance of ensuring all litigation is run in a respectful and empathetic manner. Wherever possible, we endeavour to find alternatives to the stress and expense of traditional litigation and explore methods of resolving claims that are more sensitive to the specific needs of our clients.
It's our belief that everyone has the right to stand up against injustice regardless of their financial situation. That's why we offer to work for you on a No Win No Fee* basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation.
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