Institutional Abuse Client Outcomes

Choosing the best abuse law firm to represent your matter is no small task. It will involve a number of considerations. Initially you will want to be assured you are in safe hands, with a firm who have vast experience in litigating abuse cases against a number of institutions such as the church, schools, children’s homes as well as many others.

Secondly, your chosen firm should have a proven track record in negotiating exceptional financial outcomes.

As a leading Australian abuse firm, you can be assured we are empathetic, discreet and have vast experience having helped hundreds of clients achieve justice through compensation.

We have settled many landmark, ground-breaking cases awarding our clients maximum compensation entitlements.

Everyone’s experiences of abuse is different, which means compensation amounts can vary extensively depending on the severity and frequency of abuse as well as the ongoing impacts to the individual’s life.

If you are a survivor of institutional sexual abuse, it is vital that you consider all of your legal options to ensure you receive the right level of compensation owed to you for your suffering. 

Arnold Thomas & Becker warns abuse survivors that The National Redress Scheme could leave you unfairly short-changed. All victims of institutional sexual abuse, including state wards, clergy abuse survivors and others, should speak to our expert abuse team before entering into any compensation agreement.

Recent cases we have settled demonstrate our commitment to securing the best possible outcome for our clients to allow them to move on with their lives.

Some recent examples include;

  • $3.3 million to the victim of a notorious paedophile after the church argued compensation should be only $250,000
  • $1 million payout for a former student whose teacher forced him to strip naked during “sex education” classes at a school for the deaf
  • $1.75 million for a survivor of one of Victoria’s most notorious paedophile priests
  • $2.5M compensation awarded for a client who was abused Father Bongiorno who is involved in a cold case murder
  • $2M settlement for abuse committed by Father O’Donnell over a number of years
  • $1.75M payout awarded to a client who was abused by multiple catholic priests
  • $1.5M was awarded to a client who was abused by Christian Brothers at a private school on many occasions
  • $1.5M was paid to a client who was raped by Father Pidoto from Xavier College in Melbourne
  • $1.4M secured for a State Ward who was abused at Turana by Christian Brother Alford
  • $1.05M paid for abuse of a State Ward by Father Gubbels of The Archdiocese of Melbourne
  • $1M awarded to a client who was abused whilst under the care of The Salvation Army
  • $1.2M settlement for a client who suffered years of sexual and physical abuse as a State Ward at Turana and Tally Ho
  • $850K compensation paid to a client who was abused by his father whilst a ward of the state
  • $800K compensation for a client who was fondled on one occasion by a Catholic seminarian   

If you have been abused in an institutional setting it is time to take a stand for justice and pursue compensation. Get in touch with one of our expert abuse lawyers today for a no obligation consultation. No win no fee.

Were you advised by Knowmore Legal Services for your National Redress claim?

Are you a survivor of sexual abuse who received compensation from the National Redress Scheme and were advised by Knowmore Legal Services? If so, you may now be entitled to additional compensation.

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