The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse uncovered shocking allegations about physical and sexual abuse committed on children throughout the country. Kelso Lawyers is easing the financial settlement process for victims with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for child abuse compensation in the wake of the Commission.
Four major obstacles often prevent child abuse claims from being taken to court. These include:
While every claim progresses differently, most follow the general outline as set out below. You’ll need to discuss the abuse in detail throughout the process. This can be a very stressful time, which is why we strongly recommend seeking support from a friend or family member, and a counsellor or psychologist throughout the process.
A number of factors can influence the size of the financial settlement that you may be offered. While that makes it difficult for us to provide an accurate estimate, please be assured that we will fight hard with the full backing of our firm to get you the best possible outcome.
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ Conditional Costs Agreement means that we only take a fee if you receive compensation of $10,000 or greater.
Claims are expected to take at least 12 months to resolve. There may be unforeseen delays that are out of our control, however we’ll be in regular contact with you throughout the process.
Kelso Lawyers encourages anyone who has experienced physical or sexual abuse by staff at a government- or church-run institution to come forward to discuss your case.