Former Miss Ireland Awarded Compensation for Fall

A former Miss Ireland has been awarded €13,150 in compensation after she fell on a travelator at Superquinn Shopping Centre in December 2007.

Nuala Holloway Casey (60) from Blackrock in Dublin sustained an ankle injury after she caught the heel of her shoe on the moving walkway. The Circuit Civil Court heard how Ms Holloway Casey had to give up tennis as a result of her injury.

Although the defendants Secret Retail Holdings (trading as Superquinn Shopping Centre) and Kine (Ireland) Limited admitted liability for her injuries, the amount of compensation she was entitled to claim was disputed as she did not visit a doctor about her injuries until 10 days later and also due to the fact that her injury was exacerbated by a separate fall in 2009.

After reviewing the evidence Judge Barry Hickson awarded the claimant €12,000 in compensation along with an additional €1,250 in expenses.