Thursday, 21 June, 2012
A child, who was injured at school when he tripped and fell on a manhole cover, has been awarded 21,000 Euros in compensation for knee injury at school after a hearing at Dublin¬īs Circuit Civil Court.
The court heard that nine-year-old Jack Marley from Sallynoggin in County Dublin had been playing football at Monkstown Educate Together National School in October 2010, when the ball was kicked out of the playing area onto a piece of land used for growing shrubs.
As Jack ran to retrieve the ball, he tripped and fell on a concealed manhole cover, sustaining a three centimetre laceration to his right knee. Jack was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin, where an x-ray revealed that no bones had been broken.
Through his mother – Jackie Hanney – Jack made a claim for knee injury at school compensation and, as Mr Justice Matthew Deery at the Circuit Civil Court heard, a settlement of 21,000 Euros was agreed upon.
Hearing that Jack had made a full recovery, but had been left with a permanent scar, the judge approved the award of compensation for knee injury at school.
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