An eleven-year-old girl has been awarded €36,000 by the Circuit Civil Court after breaking her leg in two places at a fun centre in March 2016.     

Counsel for the young girl from Stamullen, Co. Meath, told Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke that while playing on a trampoline at the centre and attempting to perform a backflip, she was injured when suddenly struck by another child.

The girl, who is now 11, was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where x-rays revealed that she had suffered fractures to her right tibia and right fibula. Following this, she was taken to theatre under the care of a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and underwent closed reductions of the fractures, a procedure to line up the ends of a fractured bone without the need for surgery.

A cast that extended above the knee was applied to the child’s leg, and was reviewed on three separate occasions at the hospital’s fracture clinic. Thankfully, a medical report six months after the injury stated that she had made an ‘uncomplicated recovery’.

Judge Groarke approved of the €36,000 offer.

Child Accident Compensation Claims

If your child sustains an injury for which they were not at fault, then you may be eligible to claim child accident compensation on their behalf.

In order to be successful, child accident compensation claims must demonstrate that there was a failure to provide a duty of care by those responsible who could have prevented the injury from occurring in the first place.

All settlements of child accident compensation claims must be approved by a court before the claim can be resolved, and it is therefore advisable that you speak to your solicitor regarding the circumstances of your child’s accident before taking further steps.

Seeking Legal Counsel

If you, a family member, or a loved one have had the misfortune of suffering from an accident for which you were not at fault, please do not hesitate to speak with a member of our legal team who will be happy to provide you with timely and expert advice.

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