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welcome

Angela graduated with an Arts/Law degree in 1982 and commenced practice handling workers compensation claims for injured workers. Between 1985 and 1986, Angela worked as an Industrial and Legal Officer for the Federated Fire Fighter’s Union. In 1986, Angela returned to personal injuries and has been a personal injuries Law Institute Accredited specialist since 1993. Angela is supported by a team of experienced solicitors and paralegals dedicated to the provision of expert, trauma informed legal advice.

Comcare

If you were injured at work in Commonwealth employment or in the course of employment with a licensee, you may be entitled to compensation under the Comcare scheme.

 

Sexual and Institutional Abuse

If you have been a victim of childhood abuse, we can give you specific advice regarding the type of claims that are open to you including out of court settlement processes or the issuing of legal proceedings.

WorkCover

If you were injured in state-based employment, you may be entitled to benefits under the Workcover scheme and/or common law damages.

 

Superannuation and TPD Claims

If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to weekly benefits or a lump sum under your superannuation fund.

 

TAC

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to benefits under the Transport Accident Scheme and/or common law damages.

 

VOCAT Applications

If you have been a victim of crime, even if there has been no conviction, you may be entitled to compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme.

Sentencing Act Applications

If you have been a victim of a crime and your perpetrator has been convicted of offences against you, the sentencing judge can order him/her to pay you compensation.

 

 

 

Public Liability

If you were injured in a public place and someone else is at fault, you may be entitled to common law damages.

 

our expertise

 

Angela Sdrinis Legal was established in 2014 and specialises in Comcare, Sexual and Institutional Abuse, Workcover, Transport Accident Claims (TAC), Superannuation and TPD, Victims Of Crime Applications (VOCAT) and Public Liability. Our principal lawyer and Director, Angela Sdrinis, has been a Personal Injuries Accredited Specialist since the scheme was introduced in 1993. She has over 30 years’ experience and has acted for thousands of people who have been survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse and workplace injuries covered by the Comcare scheme. She is supported by a team of committed lawyers and paralegals who have considerable expertise in helping people with compassion and understanding.

Our firm specialises in representing people who have been survivors of Institutional abuse and is regarded a leader in this area.

Angela Sdrinis Legal has represented numerous witnesses giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse including at public hearings into the Salvation Army (Southern Territory), the Catholic Church, Geelong Grammar and the Defence Force. 

We have pursued numerous claims for former wards of the state who allege that they have been abused in care. We have acted for child migrants who reside in Australia and the UK and for members of the Stolen Generation. We have pursued or investigated claims on Redress Funds established in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.  

Angela Sdrinis Legal has also acted for victims of Defence Abuse

Angela Sdrinis Legal recently won a landmark decision in the Victorian Court of Appeal regarding the use of medical records in civil sexual assault cases (http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSCA/2018/159.html).

We also provide expert advice in Comcare claims for Commonwealth employees and other workers covered by the National Scheme.  Our firm has made submissions to Government with respect to inquiries into the Comcare scheme.

We have also made submissions with respect to reviews of the Comcare scheme, bullying and harassment and the management of injuries and injury claims by Australia Post.

Angela Sdrinis Legal currently act for members of the CWU, Telecommunications and Australian Postal Workers Divisions and for members of the National Union of Workers who are covered by the Comcare Scheme. Angela Sdrinis Legal has won Comcare cases in the AAT against the Australian Federal Police, Telstra, Australia Post, the National Australia Bank, Linfox and various Commonwealth Departments and has represented injured workers in the Federal Court.

We have over 30 years’ experience in acting for people injured in motor vehicle accidents, injured at work (WorkCover) and in public places. In addition to the expertise outlined above, the team, including accredited personal injury specialists at Angela Sdrinis Legal, can provide advice on a no win no fee basis in the following areas: Superannuation and TPD and Victims Of Crime Applications (VOCAT).

 

25 June 2020: Unscrupulous lawyers target abuse survivors

Sometimes our clients prefer to stay with Angela Sdrinis Legal to do a redress claim rather than going to a new law firm, but we always provide our clients with the option of Knowmore

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19 June 2020: Tasmania introduces legislative reforms to prevent institutional child abuse and improve access to justice for survivors

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Act 2019 (the “Act”) came into force on 1 May 2020.

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5 June 2020: A historic reform to NSW law will see victims of child sexual assault get a “fairer go in court”, in a nationwide first

The announcement comes in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses Child Sexual Abuse who conducted a major empirical study into how juries reason when deliberating on multiple counts of child sexual abuse.

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20 May 2020: Sentencing Act Applications: An avenue for redress

The Sentencing Act 1991 allows victims to seek compensation directly from the offender where that person has been found guilty of an offence which caused the victim injury. The person applying for compensation (‘the applicant’) must make the application within 12 months of the offender being found guilty or convicted, although an applicant can apply for an extension of time.

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13 May 2020 Update on national redress scheme: Organisations still failing the children who were in their care.

As at the beginning of March 2020, 46 organisations named in the Royal Commission had failed to sign up to the Redress Scheme (24 of these being Catholic organisations). The Federal Government is campaigning to put pressure on these organisations to join the scheme before the 30 June 2020 deadline.

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6 May 2020: The Advocate - Tasmanian Education Department 'protected paedophile teachers'

Documents obtained under Right to Information laws detail a disturbing history of how the Department of Education repeatedly moved LeClerc to school after school amid a flurry of complaints. Lawyer Sebastian Buscemi is currently preparing civil action on behalf of 10 plaintiffs abused by LeClerc, Harington and several other paedophile teachers.

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info@aslegal.com.au

Law Institute Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialists

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South Melbourne Office

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