A Donegal schoolgirl has been awarded €5,500 in compensation after being struck by a falling door at a leisure centre.
Decide Vincent Deane of the Letterkenny District Courtroom endorsed the settlement this week.
The incident occurred in 2022, when the woman was described as being aged “10 or 11”.
The plaintiff’s father was current in court docket, the place barrister Mr Ciaran O’Rourke outlined the case.
Mr O’Rourke mentioned the door of a altering room got here off the hinges and fell onto the woman whereas she was bending down.
Mr O’Rourke mentioned the woman ‘felt speedy ache and was very distressed’. Bystanders went to the help of the woman, who had bruising to her temple and a mark on her mid-back in addition to bruising to her forearm and left foot.
Mr O’Rourke informed the court docket that the woman ‘walked with a slight limp’ for a couple of days. On the night of the incident, the woman introduced to NoWDOC along with her accidents.
The woman suffered from complications for a couple of days and had cramping in her left foot, however the damage ‘steadily healed’, the court docket heard.
When she was examined in June 2022, three months after the incident, ‘common tenderness’ was famous by the physician.
The claimant’s signs all healed inside three-four months, Mr O’Rourke mentioned, including that in his opinion the supply of €5,500 was ‘very cheap’ and he was ‘blissful to suggest’ it to the court docket.
The supply was inclusive of particular damages of €45.
Decide Deane endorsed the acceptance of the supply.
€5,500 for Donegal schoolgirl injured in leisure centre was final modified: February seventh, 2024 by