You may be eligible to make an Institutional “Abuse in Care” claim if you suffered physical injuries (including sexual harm) or psychological harm as a result of being in care or due to the involvement of the Department for Child Protection (now the Department for Communities).
We can assist you with your claim for the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment
- Loss of Income
- Medical or psychological expenses
Dwyer Durack have extensive experience in this specialised area of law and we have been helping victims of “Abuse in Care” claims for years secure compensation.
We endeavour to make the claim process as simple as possible as we appreciate the traumatic and long lasting effects that this type of abuse has on survivors.
We recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible so that our dedicated legal team can help you with your claim.
You will not be charged for the initial consultation if you do not wish to proceed.
Abuse in Care Claims Team
LLB, BA, GDLP, DipEd
Senior Lawyer - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Lucie joined Dwyer Durack’s Personal Injury Law Department in February 2015.
Based in Geraldton, Lucie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, having previously worked as a paralegal for 8 years at community legal centres, with remote Aboriginal communities and children in foster care. Prior to entering the legal profession, Lucie was a teacher in regional primary and secondary schools.
Lucie has a special interest in "abuse in care" claims as well as complex criminal injuries compensation claims and advocates for the most vulnerable victims.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Abuse in Care Claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
- Workers' Compensation Claims
- Employer's Negligence / Common Law Claims
- Third Party Claims
- Public Liability Claims
- Fatal Accident Claims
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Graduate Diploma Secondary Teaching
- Admission Date (Supreme Court of WA): 17 December 2013
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Australian New Zealand Association Psychologist, Psychiatrists and Lawyers
Legal Assistant - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Amanda joined Dwyer Durack's Personal Injury Law Department in 2021 as a Legal Assistant after working with the Family Law & De Facto Law Department since 2011.
Amanda has extensive experience, having worked in the legal industry for over 25 years.
She has been assisting the Personal Injury Law Department over the years and has now moved exclusively into the Department to help support and provide a high level of service to our injured clients.