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Compensation for child assaulted while in school    

Posted in News on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Jody Cantillon and the Litigation Team at Cantillons Solicitors successfully represented a minor client who suffered injuries following an assault by a teacher.

Our client, who was under the age of 18, suffered injuries when she was assaulted by a teacher. The matter was submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Board), but was released as the Defendants denied liability.

Cantillons Solicitors were instructed to bring a Circuit Court personal injuries claim on behalf of our minor client. The Defendants denied liability. We consulted with a number of doctors who were in a position to confirm that the type of injury our client suffered was consistent with the mechanics of the assault as alleged against the teacher.

The case was listed for hearing before the Circuit Court when the case settled, with our client receiving compensation for the injuries suffered. The settlement was made without our client having to give evidence in Court.

Cantillons Solicitors are Personal Injuries Solicitors in Cork who deal with Personal Injuries Claims arising from workplace accidents, falls in public, car accident claims (including whiplash injuries).

If you are looking for a Personal Injuries Solicitor, please contact Cantillons Solicitors using the contact form below, call us on +353 (0)21 4275673 or email us at for more information. Our offices are located at 39 South Mall, Cork. We do, however, represent clients from all over Ireland. Should you be unable to attend our offices, we are more than happy to travel to you, or conduct the meeting on Zoom.

Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

 * In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. 

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Ernest J. Cantillon

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