Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:35

13 year old hurler awarded €15,000 for fractured leg

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13 year old hurler awarded €15,000 for fractured leg

 Ivan Daly acting on behalf of the hurler told the court that the boy had been playing at Setanta GAA club in Ballymun, Dublin in September 2015, for his school Trinity Comprehensive when one of a number of kegs which had been stacked nearby fell and hit his foot.

Mr Daly said the boy was then taken to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin, where X-rays revealed the fracture. Judge Terence O’Sullivan was told that the boy needed a below-knee cast for four weeks following the incident, and that the incident left the boy with a small scar on his foot.

The action was taken by the boy's mother and she sued the trustees and board of management of Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, and the trustees of the Setanta GAA club, both with an address at Ballymun Road, Dublin, for negligence, claiming that the defendants failed to have proper regard for his safety. Mr Ivan Daly told the court that the defendants had made a €15,000 settlment offer and and the Judge on hearing that the injury had healed, approved the settlement offer.

*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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