Saturday, 14 January, 2012
A schoolboy boxer, who fell over a faulty wire fence and broke his wrist while playing football in a Dublin City Council playground, has had his claim for wrist injury compensation approved in court.
At the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin, Court President Mr Matthew Deery heard how Terence Power (15) from Dublin had been playing football at the St. Marys Place playground when his foot became tangled in some faulty fencing, causing him to fall in the playground and hurt his wrist.
X-rays revealed that Terence has sustained an undisclosed fracture, and the teenager had to spend five weeks wearing a plaster cast on his left arm – a handicap which seriously interfered with his training.
In response to Terence´s claim for wrist injury compensation, Dublin City Council offered a sum of 12,000 Euros plus costs – a figure which Mr Matthew Deery heard Terence and his family were prepared to accept. Mr Deery approved the settlement, which will be held in court until Terence reaches the age of eighteen.