Institutional Abuse

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Victims of institutional abuse are protected both by criminal law and civil law and victims have the right to seek compensation through the courts for the injuries and the loss they have suffered.

Compensation is usually awarded by the Irish Courts under the following headings:

  • injuries you have received
  • your medical costs
  • any loss of earnings which you may have occurred
  • other costs.

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, O’Donnell McKenna Solicitors can help you.

Please enquire, in the strictest confidence, to discuss your rights and options with one of our solicitors.

There is a 2 year time limit to making a personal injury compensation claim from the date of the accident, so it’s advisable to seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation. It’s often easier to investigate your claim if you begin proceedings quickly.

If you would like us to help you, or if you would simply like to have a chat to discuss your options about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.




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