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

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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