Types Of Claims
At P.A.Duffy and Company our human rights solicitors understand that claims of this nature can be extremely sensitive and we treat each case with the upmost professionalism and compassion and ultimately strive to get results for our clients.
Child abuse claims can take several different forms, including; physical, sexual, emotional and mental abuse. In our experience instances of abuse can take place at home, in school, in hospital, in clubs and in many other places. The perpetrators are generally individuals who have a degree of authority over their victims.
The ever emerging Catholic Church child abuse scandal in Ireland is evidence of the damage that can be done to a person’s life when they are abused as a child and has also shone a light on the culpability of Institution’s who cover up abuse.
Our solicitors are vastly experienced in bringing claims against the perpetrators of abuse and also against Institutions who cover up abuse. We can help victims to get compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured, this can help victims to gain some closure and move on with their lives.
Our client’s are often concerned about having to appear in court and be in the public eye if they allege that they were abused. Our solicitors will advise that many cases actually settle outside of court and even if your case does go to court your identity will be concealed.
Time limits do apply for bringing claims for compensation. However, it is still possible to claim for abuse that happened many years ago in certain circumstances, our human rights team will be able to provide you with full details and advise on whether or not you can bring a claim for compensation.