An eleven-year-old boy, who sustained a broken leg while playing football on council property, has had a settlement of child accident compensation for injury to a boy approved in the Circuit Civil Court.
Kristin McMahon from Dublin was just eight years old when the accident occurred in June 2009 at the Dublin City Council owned site of the former fish market in St. Michan´s Street. While playing in a competition hosted by Bradog Youth Services Ltd, Kristin fell on the concrete surface and suffered injuries to his knee and leg.
Kirstin was taken to the Children´s University Hospital in Temple Street by ambulance where x-rays showed a fractured tibia and Kristin was fitted with a plaster cast which he had to wear for several weeks.
Through his mother, Carol Mooney, Kristin made a claim for child accident compensation for injury to a boy compensation against Bradog Youth Services Ltd and Dublin City Council and, in a negotiated settlement, the two defendant´s agreed to pay 20,000 Euros in compensation for child football injury.
As with all compensation claims for children, the settlement had to be approved in court and, after hearing the circumstances of Kristin´s accident and the consequences to his quality of life while he was recovering, Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the settlement of child accident compensation.