Contact us to discover your options. Compensation may be available.
Abuse at all levels of sport is a serious problem in Australia. Child abuse in sports is widespread, from community sports to Australia’s elite athletes. Often children have been taken advantage of by coaches, mentors and officials, the very people they trusted to look after them. The results of such abuse can be completely devastating.
Abuse has occurred in sporting institutions all around the country, including the Australian Institute of Sport, Gymnastics Australia, Swimming Australia, Tennis Australia and Surf Lifesaving Clubs. These are but a few; there are many more.
If you experienced abuse while participating in organised sport, you might be entitled to compensation. Whatever the sport or situation, we will listen and see if we can help.
Many survivors do not speak up for a long time. Often, they feared retribution from the offender, or else they would not be believed. Many blame themselves and live with feelings of shame and embarrassment that they should not have to carry. It is never your fault; often, the hardest step is to break the silence, reach out, find your voice and seek help.
How to make a claim
The first step is to contact us for an initial consultation. This can be done via our online form or by contacting us to request a phone call from our client intake team. Your information is confidential and will be treated with the utmost care and discretion.
Our solicitors will then review your information, and we will be in touch for a free consultation to discuss how we can best assist you. We will discuss all your options with you, which may include court action, alternative dispute resolution or the National Redress Scheme.
It is critical you get the right advice, as each option comes with various risks and benefits. You may cost yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars by not properly considering all your options.
If, after talking to us, you wish to proceed, we operate on a no-win-no-fee agreement, which we will explain in detail to you. Put simply, if we don’t successfully get you compensation, you won’t pay any legal fees.