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Injury Compensation for a Childcare Centre Accident Approved at the High Court

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

Two settlements of injury compensation for a childcare centre accident were approved on the same day at the High Court in Dublin – by the same judge.

In the first, Mr Justice Michael Peart heard how Ella Rogerson from Navan, County Meath, suffered a serious eye injury when she was hit in the face by a jet of water from a hose at the Sandy Childcare Centre in Dunshaughlin, County Meath in June 2010.

Through her father, Ella made a claim for childcare centre accident compensation which the centre initially contested. However, the judge was told that a settlement of injury compensation for a childcare centre accident had been agreed upon and, after hearing the circumstances of Ella´s injury, Mr Justice Michael Peart approved the €122,000 settlement.

The judge was later sitting at a hearing to approve a settlement of €51,500 in favour of three-year-old Lauren Torpey from Rathgar in Dublin; who had suffered facial lacerations when she tripped at the Giraffe Childcare Centre in Dublin and fell against a sharp skirting board.

The Giraffe Childcare Centre had admitted their liability for the June 2011 accident and, after hearing the circumstances of Lauren´s injury, Mr Justice Michael Peart approved his second settlement of injury compensation for a childcare centre accident of the day.



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