What is institutional sexual abuse?
There are many legal variations in the definition of institutional sexual abuse. However, all definitions refer to the physical or psychological damage caused to another person or child by the abusive behaviour of others or the failure of others to protect the person or child from such damage.
An institution is responsible for sexual abuse when they could otherwise have prevented it from occurring. Examples of institutions where sexual abuse may occur include:
- Public and private schools.
- Government institutions.
- Children’s Home.
- Where institutional activities take place, such as:
- Sporting facilities.
- Youth and sporting clubs.
- Childcare centres.
- After-school care centres.
- Foster homes.
- Medical centres.
The sexual abuse may have been elicited by:
- A teacher.
- A member of the clergy or church leader such as:
- A priest.
- A nun.
- A camp leader.
- A coach.
- A medical professional.
Rogalski Lawyers can help you to pursue an institutional sexual abuse claim with empathy and compassion regardless of the age at which the abuse occurred, and regardless of your current age. We are committed to seeking justice on your behalf and to obtaining financial compensation for victims of institutional sexual abuse. Our legal team will ensure that the perpetrator is held fully responsible and that individuals and organisations who attempt to cover-up the abuse are also held accountable.
At Rogalski Lawyers, we understand that the decision to lodge an institutional sexual abuse claim can be overwhelming. Our experienced compensation lawyers understand your concerns and work hard to alleviate your fears with empathetic listening and personalised service. We appreciate the seriousness of your situation and understand that telling your story may be traumatic. Therefore we offer face to face consultations in the comfort of your own home or our office according to your needs. We will be proud to fight for justice on your behalf so please call Rogalski Lawyers today.
I was abused many years ago, am I still able to claim compensation?
Do I need a witness to support my claim?
How long will my claim take to complete?
What does institutional sexual abuse compensation cover?
- Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering;
- Past and future loss of income;
- Past and future medical costs and rehabilitative care;
- Commercial value of care and assistance;
- Associated legal costs.