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Sexual Abuse Claims

In May 1999, the Irish Government issued an apology, on behalf of the State, to the tens of thousands of children who grew up in Ireland’s extra-ordinary network of what were called ‘industrial schools’. The effects of the sexual abuse that occurred in these industrial schools has led to a vast number of sexual abuse claims for compensation, yet there are many still to come forward who experience ongoing nightmares about what happened during their childhood.

Making Sexual Abuse Claims for Compensation

It is understood that making sexual abuse claims for compensation can be a very traumatic experience – even acknowledging that one was sexually abused as a child can be painful, particularly when the perpetrator is a respected figure within the community or somebody who was otherwise very dear to you. However, with the help of an experienced sexual abuse claims solicitor, you will be able to get any help you need to put many of these nightmares behind you.

Although the procedures for making sexual abuse claims for compensation can be long-winded and personally invasive, sexual abuse claims are frequently resolved before litigation in court is required. However, that is not to suggest that you should approach sexual abuse claims for compensation without the assistance of a specialised sexual abuse claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to guide you through the processes involved, offer support along the way and ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of compensation to facilitate all the counselling and therapy you may require to recover from your experiences.

To help start this process, we have set up a free advice telephone service for anybody still considering sexual abuse claims for compensation. You are encouraged to call 1800 989 995 and speak with one of our experienced solicitors in respect of your personal circumstances and your entitlement to make a sexual abuse claim for compensation.  There is no pressure on you to proceed with a claim, and all calls to our free advice service are completely confidential. However, it is not ethical for us to provide “second opinions”, so we ask that you do not contact our advice line if you have already engaged a solicitor.

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What You Can Expect When You Call

When you contact our free advice telephone service, you will be speaking directly with a solicitor who has many years of experience dealing with sexual abuse claims for compensation and who will be entirely sympathetic to you and considerate of what you have experienced.

We will ask you to explain to us the circumstances surrounding the sexual abuse and how you believe this has affected you in later life. This could be either physical or psychological issues, or both, and if you have any questions about this area, please do not hesitate to ask.

Wherever possible, we will try to establish a way of pursuing your sexual abuse claim for compensation that  would not be too traumatic for you. This does not necessarily involve criminal proceedings, which may be another option open to you.

We generally conclude our initial conversations with a summary of what we have discussed and provide you with a list of options for your consideration. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions and may wish to take some time to absorb the information we have given you before coming to a decision.

It is in your best interests to give us a call at your earliest convenience. The telephone number is 1800 989 995, and our lines are open between 8.00am and 10.00pm every day of the week. If you would prefer us to call you, please complete your contact details in the call-back box below, and one of our dedicated and professional team will get back in touch with you.

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