Coming to terms with abuse can be a very difficult process. While no amount of money can take away the harm the abuse may have caused you, compensation may be available and can help you to obtain the support you need to help you through this difficult time.
Abuse claim lawyers
Shine Lawyers’ team of abuse claim experts can act on your behalf to help you access compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Our team will do all they can to make sure the compensation process is as simple as possible and they will strive to recover the full amount of compensation for which you are entitled.
We believe that you have the right to stand up against injustice regardless of your financial situation, that is why we offer to work for you on a No Win No Fee* basis, which means that you won’t pay any legal fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation.
With a strong understanding of the fragile state that many abuse survivors are in, our lawyers recognise the importance of ensuring that all litigation is run in a respectful and empathetic manner.
Shine Lawyers is highly experienced in bringing claims for individuals who 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.
Significant Abuse Cases
- HMAS Leeuwin Abuse Action
- Brisbane Grammar School Child Abuse Claims
- The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- Leeuwin case study
- ADF Abuse claims
- HMAS Leeuwin Update
- Jehovah's Witnesses Abuse Claims
- Brisbane Grammar School Child Abuse Claims
- Bullying trends in Australia
- For Survivors of Abuse, The Wait Is Over
- Geelong Grammer: Reparation for abuse survivors
- Social networks to pay for cyber bullying
- Taxi companies under fire after sexual assault incidents
Our offer to you
Common questions about Abuse Law Queensland and WA
Depending on the circumstances of the incident the law can be quite complex, which is why it's always best to seek legal advice to explain the process to you in a way that is easy to understand.
It's important you find a lawyer that's right for you, that shows compassion, respect and has a wealth of experience when it comes to sexual abuse claims.
The first step of the process is to make contact with a legal expert who has the appropriate experience in sexual and historical abuse matters.
Should you decide to proceed with Shine’s Survivor Litigation team, we will take into account all of the evidence required and provide you with guidance regarding your particular situation.
We will take the time required to fully explain the legal process to you and your family if necessary, so that you understand your rights and hopefully can regain some control through what can be an incredibly tough ordeal.
We will look at all the options that are available to you. These may include commencing civil litigation, or approaching the organisation concerned directly to engage in informal negotiations outside of the court process.
We work closely with survivors, their families, primary care providers and medical support to minimize inconvenience and stress throughout the claims process wherever possible.
Claims can be made outside the prescribed time limits, particularly if the injury or harm happened when you were a child.
We recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your right to a claim is not lost due to a time limit.
Abuse claims against individuals
The compensation that may be available in an abuse claim against an individual can include payments for medical expenses and loss of earnings should you be unable to work because of the injuries you’ve sustained.
Abuse and harassment claims against institutions and employers
If you have experienced sexual abuse or harassment in a school or orphanage, university, at work, in a taxi or nightclub you may be able to sue the institution or employer for compensation.
It's important you speak to a sexual abuse claims experts that can help you get the support you need during this difficult time.
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Strathpine - Westfield
- Sunshine Coast
- Toowoomba - Kitchener Street
- Toowoomba - Russell Street
Why choose Shine
Meet the team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland:
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Lisa Kinder, Toowoomba
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Peter Matus, Bundall
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane