Friday September 18, 2020

‘Unfair public shaming’ as woman abused over claim

The solicitor in a workplace injuries case says the plaintiff received 700 ‘horrendous’ Facebook posts as the Maria Bailey controversy sparked public anger at compensation claims

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
28th July, 2019
Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has created a furore around the issue of personal injury claims Pic: Collins

A woman who settled a workplace injuries claim received more than 700 abusive messages on Facebook because of public anger about compensation levels, her lawyer has said.

Principal of Mulhall & Co in Dublin, Sinead Mulhall said that since the Maria Bailey controversy there had been unfair public shaming of people taking legitimate claims.

She said one case was reported across a number of media outlets and hundreds of comments were left on Facebook abusing the...

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