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Q : I: How does a redress award affect my right to claim damages in the courts?


If you accept the award made by the Board, or by the Review Committee on review, you must agree in writing to give up any right you may have to bring a claim for damages in the courts in respect of the abuse and injuries covered by the award.  You will be given one month in which to decide if this is what you wish to do.

If you decide NOT to accept the award made by the Board, or by the Review Committee on appeal, any right you may have to bring a claim for damages in the courts is not affected in any way.  But you cannot come back to the Board a second time if you find out later that the damages to which you are entitled from court proceedings are lower than the award of redress made by the Board or by the Review Committee.

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