Boy Awarded Damages for Fall

A Dublin boy has been awarded €20,000 in compensation after he sustained serious cuts when he fell on broken glass in a laneway.

Christopher Connors of Rathfarnham, Dublin had been playing soccer near his home on October 2009 when he fell on broken glass and suffered a laceration to his left arm. The Circuit Court heard how he required surgery on his arm and that South Dublin County Council were responsible for keeping the halting site where he lived clean and safe.

As a result of the injury, the boy may suffer problems with his arm later in life. Judge Deery approved Injuries Board assessment of damages of 20,000 Euros and a further 1,206 Euros in special damages.