Sexual Abuse Compensation Claims in Canada
Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims
The statistics on childhood sexual abuse in Canada are troubling. Experts say that one in three women and one in six men report becoming a victim of sexual abuse before the age of 17. While the media reports on the criminal cases of sexual predators, what we don’t often see are the devastating, long-term consequences for childhood sexual abuse survivors. Yet, these victims often suffer the effects of their attacks for their entire lives.
To shed light on these victims’ struggles and help them understand their legal rights, Halifax abuse claims lawyer John McKiggan has written the book, Breaking the Silence: The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims. This book provides survivors of childhood sexual abuse with valuable information about:
- Their legal rights for pursuing a claim for financial compensation;
- Their legal rights when considering pressing criminal charges;
- What survivors need to prove in order to win their claim;
- What the “burden of proof” is in abuse compensation claims.
As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, the law protects you, and it is important that you work with an experienced abuse claims lawyer who can help you enforce your rights.
You can get a free copy of the book by calling the Halifax law offices of McKiggan Hebert Lawyers at (902) 423-2050 or clicking here.
About the Author
Halifax lawyer John McKiggan dedicates his practice to representing people who have suffered serious injuries, with special emphasis on helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He has received numerous awards for his service and has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) in recognition of his exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.
John’s other accolades include:
- Being elected President of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
- Being named as a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation Canada
- Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2012 in the field of Personal Injury Law
- Inclusion in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Guide
John was also honoured to receive a nomination for an award for exemplary journalism in the area of sexual exploitation of children from Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada for his article, The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse: Is the Church’s response real action or window dressing?, published in The Lawyers Weekly. Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada is a national non-profit organization that advances the rights of children to be free from sexual exploitation.
John has also written several other public education guides about sexual abuse, medical malpractice, car accident claims and brain injury. He regularly lectures and writes articles about these topics as well.
Are You a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse? McKiggan Hebert Lawyers can Help
If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, it is not too late to speak with a lawyer about your case. You deserve to stand up for your legal rights, and you owe it to yourself to break the silence and claim the compensation you deserve. At McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, we work closely with our clients to make sure that they feel comfortable and confident in how their case is being handled every step of the way. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please contact our Halifax law offices today.