Assault Victims

Assault Victims

If you are a victim of an assault you have rights available to you. It does not need police involvement or a criminal conviction to make it an assault.

A wilful act or statement calculated to cause physical harm to a victim and in fact causing physical harm to him or her is an assault.

An assault is any act which directly either intentionally or negligently causes the person immediately to apprehend a contact with his or her person. What is different about assault as a tort compared to for example negligence is that the intention element is totally different.

Assault also carries the potential of making a claim for aggravated damages. Aggravated damages represent a loading or penalty against the person or people that committed the assault.

Many people assume that if they are assaulted the ramifications that flow from this are connected to police action and possibly a victims compensation claim.

In some cases that is correct, however in many cases a compensation claim can be made against the person that committed the assault.

Call us today on 02 9708 2222 to talk to one of our experienced compensation lawyers about your claim.

Client Testimonials
Mr E.H - 9/08/2012
I am forever indebted to Thurlows Compensation Lawyers. Following a traumatic workplace injury I consulted some compensation lawyers and assumed what was being done was correct...
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Mrs S. N - 2/05/2012
Thurlow’s have been fantastic to me. My case was being handled by another compensation practice. I had no idea what was going on, how long it would take or what I might recover.....
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Mrs V. S - 27/02/2012
I was referred to Thurlows Compensation Lawyers by a friend. They were incredibly helpful and at the first consultation set out for me the procedure that would be followed, how long it would take and the likely result....
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