Abuse lawyers in Queensland

Sexual, physical and institutional abuse

If you have suffered from sexual, physical or institutional abuse, no amount of financial redress can take away the pain caused. In many cases of institutional abuse the injuries can be severe and long-lasting, often staying with survivors throughout their lifetime. However, you may be entitled to compensation to support you.

Abuse claims lawyers

Our expert abuse claims lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team understand the difficulties you are facing, and will make sure the process is as simple as possible.

Specially trained in trauma-informed practice, our lawyers and support staff will approach your claim in a respectful, discrete manner to ensure your specific needs are met.

Why Maurice Blackburn?

Maurice Blackburn has experience managing claims for clients who were subjected to abuse within organisations including churches, church- and state-run institutions, public and private schools, youth and sporting clubs, foster homes, reformatory schools and prisons.

We have Queensland offices in Brisbane, Brown Plains, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, and Townsville. Contact us today to find out more about the redress scheme and how we can help.

Our costs

We provide our services on a 'no win, no fee'* basis. This means that you will only pay our legal fees if you receive a settlement or compensation. You would not be charged our fees if the claim is not pursued after investigation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the legal process for claiming abuse compensation?

Laws in states and territories differ across Australia, so the claim process will be different depending on the situation and location of your case. Seeking legal advice as soon as you feel able to is recommended so that you know where you stand. Our expert and trauma informed practice trained lawyers will guide you through the steps needed, making the process as simple and stress free as possible.

Do time limits apply?

The laws have recently changed in some states so that time limits no longer apply. In other states, a time limit will apply in most cases. Speak to one of our expert abuse lawyers to find out where you stand.

Our Process

Our Queensland team will assist you with your claim and ensure your know about your rights and entitlements.


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