Thousands of fo claims are being brought for abuse and many organisations are struggling to cope with the financial cost. It can be very hard to even start thinking about making this claim but even worse could be leaving it too late and the organisation not having the capacity to pay your damages.
Historical abuse was previously difficult to prove and subject to time limits but with law changes and more people coming forward and documenting abuse, all claims now have a better chance of seeing these wrongs being recognised and compensation paid.
In recent cases, we have seen verdicts in court and in negotiations for over $1.5 million. Not all cases will be assessed at this figure but it does show how devastating the impact of abuse can be and what claims can amount to upon award.