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Scar Injury Compensation for Child after Trip and Fall at Construction Site

Posted: February 8th, 2012

A girl from Dublin is to receive 20,000 Euros in scar injury compensation after she tripped and fell into a hole dug by a local construction company.

Kodie Geoghegan Dowdall (12), was just seven years of age when, in December 2006, she fell into the hole while on her way to visit her aunt. Despite receiving medical treatment for her injuries, Kodie developed a scar which failed to heal and, through her mother, made a scar injury compensation claim against the construction company – SIAC Construction.

SIAC Construction denied responsibility for Kodie´s mishap, however made an offer of scar injury compensation without admission of liability. In the Circuit Civil Court, Mr Justice Matthew Deery was told that the offer of 20,000 Euros would be sufficient for Kodie to receive appropriate treatment once she turned eighteen to have the scar removed.

In approving the compensation for scar injury, Mr Justice Matthew Deery ordered the funds to be paid into court – a normal procedure in child accident compensation claims – until such time as Kodie is old enough to have the revision surgery performed.

Categories: Construction Worker Injury Solicitor

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