A Dublin teenager has had a compensation settlement of €36,800 approved by the Circuit Civil Court. Michael Hogan (16) of Firhouse, County Dublin suffered severe lacerations to his thigh when climbing over a car park fence in a supermarket in 2006 when he was 11 years old.
He caught his leg on a protruding nail, leaving him with a serious gash at the F Firhouse Shopping Centre. The injury left him with a permanent scar on his thigh. The owners of Firhouse Shopping centre – Colverton Limited – accepted responsibility for the injury and Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the settlement directing that the amount should be invested in court funds until Michael´s 18th birthday in March 2015.