Physical assault compensation claims
You may be able to claim:
- compensation from the person found guilty of the assault through the criminal court process
- personal injury compensation through the civil court process
- public liability compensation following assault if an organisation contributed to, or is at fault for, the behaviour of your assailant. For example, schools, bars, clubs or churches may be liable for the actions of their employees.
Compensation may cover medical costs (including future costs); lost income; pain, suffering and lost enjoyment of life; and home help and attendant care.
Why Maurice Blackburn?
No one wants to deal with a court case after an assault. We understand, and we can help you put the incident behind you as soon as possible. Claims like this can be complicated, but we can provide the support that you need.
We also offer 'no win, no fee'* arrangements for these types of cases, which means that you don’t have to pay for our legal services if we don't win. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
Chas was enjoying a night out at the local hotel with friends when he was assaulted by a drunk patron and severely wounded. We helped Chas earn $100,000 in compensation.
All you need to know about public liability
You have the right to be safe when you’re in a public place. If you have been hurt as the result of another person or organisation’s negligent behaviour you may be able to make a public liability claim for compensation.