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Labourer awarded compensation for tractor injury

20th April

A Labourer working on a Stud Farm was awarded damages in the sum of €86,000 in respect of his personal injury action.

Mr. Justice Seán Ryan made an assessment of the personal injury award in the sum of €172,500 but concluded that the Plaintiff was 50% responsible for his accident, and therefore he halved the sum due to 50% contributory negligence.

Mr. Justice Seán Ryan ruled that the Defendants in this matter were indeed in breach of their statutory duty to provide safe equipment for the Plaintiff.

€8,500 Awarded for Personal Injury Action

20th April

A seven-year-old boy crunched his teeth into a metal screw buried in a piece of black pudding, a court was told yesterday.

Jennifer Murphy, for Daniel Hendricken, said the incident happened in August 2010. Ms Murphy said Daniel (now nine), Foxdene Green, Lucan, Co Dublin, loosened some of his teeth on the left side of his mouth when he chewed on the screw.

He had been given initial first aid and taken to his local dental clinic on his return home. He was referred to the Dublin Dental Hospital for specialist treatment.

His mother, Denise Hendricken, sued the pudding manufacturer, Loughnane’s of Galway and took a personal injury action on her son’s behalf.

Ms Murphy told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Matthew Deery that Seán Loughnane (Galway) Ltd had offered Daniel compensation of €8,500 which she was recommending to the court.

She said the boy … Read More »