Child Abuse Claims
At P.A. Duffy and Co Solicitors 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.
Types of Claims
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 shed light on the culpability of Institutions who cover up abuse.
How do I make a claim for child abuse compensation?
Child abuse claims involve seeking legal recourse and compensation for individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse during their childhood. These claims aim to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and provide financial compensation to the survivors for the harm they have suffered.
If you are a victim of child abuse and ask us to represent you, we will start by taking details of the event and assess what has happened and who is responsible. We will put together evidence in support of your claim and contact the relevant parties to advise them of the claim.
If the other side pleads guilty, we will negotiate with them to agree on the amount of compensation to be paid to you. Where they deny liability or the amount of compensation offered is not sufficient, your case will go to court. We will ensure that you have our support throughout and that you are represented by an expert child abuse advocate.
What will I receive compensation for in a child abuse claim?
Compensation can be awarded for a range of issues, including:
Financial losses, such as loss of earnings
Physical and emotional suffering
How can I finance a child abuse compensation claim?
We know that funding a child abuse compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:
Legal expenses cover
After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)
What is the time limit for bringing a child abuse compensation claim?
Generally, there is no specific statutory time limit for bringing a child abuse compensation claim. This is due to the recognition that survivors of child abuse may not immediately come forward or may repress their memories. As a result, the law provides some flexibility in allowing claims to be brought even many years after the abuse occurred.
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