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National Redress Scheme
We specialise in claiming compensation through the National Redress Scheme
Can AJB Stevens Help Me?
A victim of child sexual assault ?
Considering applying for the National Redress Scheme ?
Need guidance maximising the claim for the ‘National Redress Scheme’ ?
If you have answered yes to any of these points then AJB Stevens can help. Our directors are both Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law. We have successfully prosecuted claims against Schools, Government Departments, Religious Orders and Sports Camps. Our dedicated team of Lawyers and Admin professionals are here to help you with these difficult and sensitive claims. Contact us today and see how we can help you
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Child Sexual Assault
At AJB Stevens our understanding and compassionate legal team can give you advice if you have been a victim of child sexual assault. You could be entitled to compensation if you have been the victim of sexual assault from one of the following parties:
A religious order or organisation
A professional person in a position of trust
The NSW Department of Community Services
A teacher at a school – public or private
We understand that most victims do not come forward until their early adult life and we treat these claims with discretion, confidence and sensitivity.
These claims can be complex so you need an Accredited Specialist on your side. Our experienced team has the know-how to successfully prosecute these claims and to ensure that fair compensation is awarded.
The National Redress Scheme
The national redress scheme provides counselling services and is a direct personal response to people who have experienced institutional child abuse. It also aims to provide a Redress Payment for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.
At AJB Stevens, we offer a free claims-assessment, so if you are considering making a claim for a Redress Payment, or if you have received an Offer of Redress, let us assess your claim and advise you on your options first. If you are not sure about your options, or whether your institution has joined the scheme – to find out more information please visit: https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN CLAIM FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Any one who has been the subject of child sexual abuse can claim damages.
Anyone who has been subjected to abuse by an institution, religious order, government department, public, private or religious school may have a claim for compensation.
WHAT ABOUT CRIMINAL CHARGES?
If you would like your abuser to be investigated for criminal charges, then you should contact your local police station to make a formal report and provide a police statement. The police will then investigate your case.
DO I NEED A SPECIALIST LAWYER TO CLAIM COMPENSATION?
Yes. Child Sexual Abuse Claims are very specialised and you need an expert on your side. The institutions have the advantage of having expert lawyers defending them. Having an Accredited Specialist on your side will ensure that your rights are protected.
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME?
This is a scheme that was set up after the Royal Commission in to Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The scheme was commenced in 2018 and proposed to run until 2028. The scheme is only effective if the Institutions, schools and religious orders agree to sign up to the scheme. To see if a particular institution has signed up to the scheme, visit this link: https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/institutions
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE REDRESS SCHEME?
The purpose of the scheme is to provide counselling servicesa direct personal response to people who have experienced institutional child abuse. It also aims to provide a Redress Payment for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.
WHAT IS A COMMON LAW CLAIM?
A common law claim is one which alleges that the institution responsible for your care breached its duty of care. A common law claim is not just a statutory payment such as a Redress Payment. It is a claim which compensates you for your pain and suffering, treatment expenses, loss of income andcare needs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I ACCEPT AN OFFER OF REDRESS?
If you accept an offer of redress, then you are giving up your rights to claim common law damages. You could have valuable common law rights, so you should seek advice first.
CAN I CLAIM COMPENSATION AND ACCEPT THE OFFER OF REDRESS?
No, you cannot do both. You can only choose one or the other. You may have valuable rights at Common Law, so you should seek legal advice before accepting an offer of redress.
Why Choose us?
At AJB Stevens, we work to help protect your legal rights. Our ability to offer each and every one of our clients professional and personalised service means we work hard to help win your case. Our directors are personally involved in each case so you can rest assured that a senior team member is always prioritising your case.
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We speak your language, our lawyers are fluent in 7 different languages
How can we help?
Every child sexual assualt case is different and unique in its own right. Seeking the help of AJB Stevens will ensure that you receive the help that you are entitled to, to help get your life back on track.
“Adrian was really good at listening to me. From the beginning he was understanding, kind and caring. He walked me through the process step by step, giving me support at all times. I found Adrian and his staff very helpful, nothing was a hassle. I can highly recommend Adrian and his team.”
W.P – Survivor
“AJB Stevens Lawyers are a specialised law firm with a particular interest in Child Abuse Claims. Our Directors are both Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law. We have successfully prosecuted claims against Schools, Government Departments, Religious Orders and Sports Camps. Our dedicated team of Lawyers and Admin professionals are here to help you with these difficult and sensitive claims.
At AJB Stevens, we offer a free claims-assessment, so if you are considering making a claim for a Redress Payment, or if you have received an Offer of Redress, let us assess your claim and advise you on your optionsfirst. If you are not sure about your options, or whether your institution has joined the scheme, contact us for advice on 8268 0600.”
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