A south west law firm already has a register of more than two hundred sexual abuse victims likely to apply for compensation via the recently-announced institutional sexual abuse redress scheme.
The Federal Government has announced it will establish a dress scheme for victims of child institutional sexual abuse. The scheme was a key recommendation form the child sex abuse Royal Commission.
Maddens’ Personal Injury Law Specialist Gary Foster has been lobbying for more than 12 months for such a scheme. He already has a register of well over two hundred victims of sexual abuse – many from the south west – whose claims will name a variety of churches, schools and other institutions.
Mr Foster, who leads the firm’s Personal Injury department, said the redress scheme would be welcomed by thousands of victims across Australia, as it was likely to do away with a lot of the legal impediments and trauma associated with traditional avenues of compensation through the Courts.
“Victims have been through more than enough without having to get ‘beaten up’ in Courts by institutions seeking to protect their reputation or assets,” he said.
Anyone seeking to register for the redress scheme should contact Gary Foster at Maddens Lawyers, either by clicking here, or phoning 1800 815 228.